Mustang fans did not know what was coming. The S197 was already popular with enthusiasts, rocking that breathtaking retro style. But this generation had something even better in store to take our breath away.
While the 2010 Mustang GT had given the S197 a design facelift, for the 2011 Mustang GT, Ford wanted to look under the hood. After all, aggressively good looks will only get you so far, especially on the track. And that’s where the Mustang was getting destroyed. Luckily, the Ford Modular V8 engine was ready to evolve, and it came in the ford of the 5.0L DOHC V8, or as we all know it: the Coyote. This an engine that has already stood the test of time, staying in every model through the 2020 Mustang GT. But, the 2011 Mustang GT got there first, earning it a bright spot in the history books. The Coyote is fast, angry, efficient and begging to be modified. What’s not to love?
Yes, the 2014 Mustang GT was the last of the Fifth Generation, the final S197 model. While this period brought a lot of upgrades, from aerodynamics to design changes, by the end, it was the Coyote engine that sunk its claws in. Every bit of extra horsepower gave us a reason to fall in love with the powerful pony all over again.
Upon its release, the 2011 Mustang GT was declared by many to be the best Mustang in years. A lot of this was due to the Coyote, sporting incredible horsepower gains over the previous model. While you’ll see some different stats out there for its 0-60 time, mid to upper 4s are most common.
With the success of the previous model, Ford didn’t make many changes for the 2012 Mustang GT, just some different options. In fact, the specs are almost the same, though the 0-60 speeds tend to be on the lower end.
The 2013 Mustang GT did get some upgrades. Well, it got one at least, and it’s the one that matters — a nice little boost for the Coyote’s horsepower.
Once again, no real difference on the 2014 Mustang GT from the previous year. Still, it was the final S197, and probably the best of the bunch.
From the 2011 Mustang GT to the 2014 model year, this is a fantastic platform — and it can easily be modified for higher performance. Many people like to start with induction, such as a bolt-on cold air intake from JLT or PMAS, or some exhaust upgrades. We offer a wide variety of exhaust setups, including our in-house Lethal Performance brand, as well as Magnaflow, Roush Performance, MBRP, Borla, Ford Racing, Pypes, Bassani and Corsa options.
While your Coyote might be slashing up the road already, you know we can help you make it better. If you have questions regarding any products for your 2011 Mustang GT, all the way through the 2014 Mustang GT, please feel free to contact your Lethal Performance rep today by calling 977-2LETHAL. With us, you can unleash the beast that's inside your ride.SHOP 2011-2014 mustang GT parts