Ford has applied for a patent for a remote engine overclocking system.
Remote engine start-up has been around for some time, but a patent application published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on May 5 describes the excess of engine speed outside of idle in stationary mode. According to the app, it will be controlled by a device such as a smartphone.
The purpose of this is to make noise. The main part of the attractiveness of production cars is their engine note, Ford said in a statement. The ability to rotate the engine on command allows owners to enjoy the roar of the V-8 even more (after all, Ford used the Mustang to illustrate the concept). So this is essentially the opposite of the current Quiet Mustang exhaust mode.
Patented image of a Ford remote engine that works with speed
The system can even open the exhaust valves or rotate the engine for a certain amount of time and up to a certain speed per minute, depending on the application.
This is not just for cars with internal combustion. Ford noted that the lack of engine noise in electric cars could make them less appealing to enthusiasts. So instead of spinning a real engine, the same system can be used to reproduce engine sounds through speakers mounted on the car to create a similar effect, according to the car manufacturer.
It is unclear whether this system will ever be put into production, as Ford is prone to filing patent applications in different ways. The automaker has also recently filed patents on sand stairs mounted on the car and a tank rotation function this seems to be the answer to the turning features of the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV. But Ford has not discussed plans to use any of these patents on production cars.