Here’s how the new 5.0-liter V8 in the 2024 Ford Mustang compares to previous-generation Coyote engines | Taza Khabre

Among muscle cars, the V8 engine was synonymous Ford Mustang. There may be less powerful versions or versions with fewer cylinders, but when it comes to the modern Mustang, the Coyote V8 is definitely one of the most popular options. And with the arrival of 2024 Ford MustangThe Coyote was given a new lease of life thanks to the automaker’s heavy commitment to building these great, roaring engines even as rival brands began to shy away.


But how does the latest version of the Coyote V8 differ from previous versions? To answer this, AmericanMuscle brought the dyno with them four Ford Mustang models, each representing a generation of the Coyote V8, starting with the 2014 Mustang GT and ending with the latest 2024 model.


Ford Mustang Coyote V8 Dyno Comparison: All Generations

Before we go any further, it’s important to consider what AmericanMuscle was trying to accomplish with this and how they did it. The idea is to document how the Coyote V8 has evolved from its first generation, introduced in the early 2010s in the facelifted Mustang, to its latest application in the 2024 Ford Mustang GT.

The dyno results not only help you understand how much power each generation of the Coyote V8 makes behind the wheel, but also how power and torque varies between Mustang models. AmericanMuscle ran untuned manual transmission cars, all of which ran on 93 octane gas. The gear selected was lower than 1:1, ensuring it didn’t hit the limiter.

Gen-1 Coyote (2011 – 2014): 2014 Mustang GT

Engine characteristics

Producer

Ford

Years of production

2011-2014 years

Configuration

V8

Moving

5.0 liter

power

412-420 hp

A turning point

390 lb-ft

fuel

Gasoline

Programs worth paying attention to

Ford Mustang GT, Ford F-150

The first Mustang to get the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 was the 2011 Mustang. This was done as part of a rebuild, and the new engine proved its worth despite being smaller compared to rivals like the Camaro. The 2014 model tested here received a power boost and was said to produce 420 hp. and 390 lb-ft from the factory. The car, revered by Mustang fans around the world, demonstrated good characteristics during the bench test: 364 hp. and 349 lb-ft of steering. Justin recalls that while it doesn’t have the most power, it started a legacy of engines that continues to this day.

Gen-2 Coyote (2015 – 2017): 2015 Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang GT with 5L Coyote V8 Gen-2 engine

Engine characteristics

Producer

Ford

Years of production

2015 – 2017 years

Configuration

V8

Moving

5.0 liter

power

435 hp

A turning point

400 lb-ft

fuel

Gasoline

Programs worth paying attention to

Ford Mustang GT, Ford F-150

The next-generation Mustang also introduced the second-generation Coyote V8 with a claimed 435 hp. and 400 lb.-ft. Thanks to improved and stronger internals, the direct injection engine also shows improved performance behind the wheel: 388 hp. and 360 lb-ft—an increase of 24 hp. and 11 lb.-ft. Continuing the improvement claims, AmericanMuscle also mentions that these engines can handle up to 1,000 hp when modified. with a standard block compared to 700 hp. in a first generation Coyote or so.

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Gen-3 Coyote (2018 – 2023): 2023 Mustang GT

Orange 2023 Ford Mustang GT
Ford

Engine characteristics

Producer

Ford

Years of production

2018 – 2023 years

Configuration

V8

Moving

5.0 liter

power

460 hp

A turning point

420 lb-ft

fuel

Gasoline

Programs worth paying attention to

Ford Mustang GT, Ford F-150

The longest-running third-generation Coyote engine was available for the 2018-2023 Mustang. With various new parts and noticeably higher compression, although unchanged for the last model year, the 2023 Ford Mustang V8 was said to make more power at 460 hp. and 420 lb-ft at the crank.

The dyno run produced an interesting result, with the expected power increase of 402 hp, but a drop in torque of 350 lb-ft, representing a 14 hp gain. compared to the Gen-2 Coyote. AmericanMuscle’s Justin praises the engine, calling it one of the best naturally aspirated Coyotes around, before moving on to the latest car’s dynamics.

Gen-4 Coyote (2024 onwards): 2024 Mustang GT

2024 Ford Mustang front wheel drive
Ford

Engine characteristics

Producer

Ford

Years of production

2024 and beyond

Configuration

V8

Moving

5.0 liter

power

480 hp

A turning point

415 lb-ft

fuel

Gasoline

Programs worth paying attention to

Ford Mustang GT

The 2024 Ford Mustang GT is in the news for all sorts of reasons, and understandably, the demand for it from buyers has increased. There’s a wider appeal, too, from the standard GT to the most powerful application of the naturally aspirated Coyote V8 in the Mustang, aptly named the Dark Horse.

In the GT, the engine produces a maximum power of 480 hp. and 415 lb-ft of torque, showing a healthy increase over previous models. This is made possible by a new dual intake box and dual throttle body. On the dynamics, it shows 410 hp. — it is 8 hp. more than the 3rd generation Coyote.

AmericanMuscle notes that the fourth-gen car’s torque figures were a little odd during the dyno test, so they’re not sure about the 332 lb-ft result, especially given that it was higher in previous sessions.

What is the final result?

The fourth-generation Coyote V8 from the 2024 Ford Mustang GT

Comparing dyno numbers without taking into account car weight and other factors doesn’t tell the whole story, but you can’t forget that it’s just the development of the Coyote V8 over the years. And it’s definitely made progress: comparing dyno readings from Gen-1 to Gen-4 in the 2024 Ford Mustang, the engine gained a whopping 46 hp. driving.

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And the best part is that if Ford is going to continue pumping resources into the Coyote V8, you can expect it to get even better.

Source: Ford, American Muscle

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