As we gear up for the 2015 Mustang’s release, we figured what better way to say goodbye to the S197 platform than building a one last project car! If you have followed any of our previous project cars you have noticed that they have all been standard transmissions. This time around we are starting with a 2014 Ford Mustang GT with an automatic transmission. This Oxford White Premium Package GT features the super popular 5.0L Coyote Engine and Ford’s newly redesigned 6 speed automatic transmission.
While the 5.0L Coyote motor is a potent power plant from the factory, there is still plenty of room for improvement. We will be throwing a whole host of performance mods at this 2014 Mustang. This S197 didn’t come fully loaded so it doesn’t have the Brembo Brake package. We will be addressing the brakes to help slow down the new found performance modifications. When compared to Project High Impact’s suspension, this Mustang build is going to need the book thrown at it when it comes to improving handling. Lastly we will be transforming the exterior with the help of some Roush Performance Parts.
This Mustang project car will feature performance parts from companies such as Roush Performance, Ford Racing Performance Parts and many more. As this project evolves into one mean street machine, we will continually be adding video and articles detailing the build. Be sure to check back often, watch the videos below and feel free to leave us comments on what you think we should do next with our new project car!
Stage 1 of our 2014 Mustang project is to completely transform the front end of our latest project car. We decided to drop the boring front end and replace it with Roush RS3 inspired look. This front end transformation included a Roush front chin splitter, high flow upper grille, lower grille delete, fog light kit & hood scoop install.
In typical LatemodelRestoration.com fashion we took the time to show you how you can install all of these Roush Performance Parts on your own 2013-14 Mustang! Follow along in the videos below to watch us completely transform the front end of our project car.
Adding a set of Roush side splitters to your 2013-2014 Mustang is a great way to get better looks and add a touch of Roush styling to your S197. Installation is quick and easy with common hand tools. Follow along as we walk you through the install. Tools Needed Isopropyl Alcohol Pliers Drill 1/4" Drill Bit P... more
The Roush RS3 features killer looking upper and lower front grilles. The Roush upper grille deletes the factory grille mounted fog lights in exchange for improved cooling and aggressive styling. That doesn’t mean you have to go without fog lights if you choose to install one of the Roush upper grilles. Roush offers... more
Most Mustang mods either improve performance or improve your styling. It is a rare combination to find a Mustang part that gives you both performance and styling. The 2013-14 Mustang Roush upper grille does just that! Not only does it give you an aggressive race inspired look found on the Roush RS3 but it also improves... more
If you want to improve the cooling performance of your front mount intercooler or heat exchanger then you need to look no further than the Roush lower grille delete for 2013-14 Mustangs. This grille lets you get rid of that restrictive factory honeycomb lower grille. The factory grille can actually restrict airflow to ... more
Adding a Roush hood scoop to your 2013-14 Mustang is a simple way to give your Stang an aggressive new look. This Mustang hood scoop was made popular on the supercharged 5.0L Roush RS3 and adding its race inspired looks is easy if you follow along in this video. The Roush hood scoop ships unpainted. Before you begi... more
At the end of Stage 1, we had completely transformed the front end of our 2014 Mustang GT with a Roush RS3 Conversion. In Stage 2 we decided to finish off the Roush conversion with a rear valance kit and exhaust. We finalized Stage 2 by giving our project Mustang an aggressive stance and improved handling with a Ford Racing Performance handling pack. We also added a set of 20” Roush Hyper Black Wheels to give the car a true Roush Performance look!
The Roush Rear Valance is designed to clear the Roush Square Tip Axle Back Exhaust. This rear diffuser and exhaust kit further adds to the aggressive exterior styling. The styling isn’t the only thing that is aggressive with this kit. The exhaust tone sounds amazing with its deep American muscle car tone with minimal interior exhaust drone.
The Ford Racing pre-assembled performance handling pack made for a super simple suspension upgrade. The front struts, lowering springs and strut mounts come pre-assembled in these kits. This drastically cuts down on installation time and reduces the risk of injury from compressing springs on your own. The aggressive stance and improved handling makes this a must own suspension mod for any S197 Mustang. Watch our full installation video below to see how you can drastically improve your handling with one of these Ford Racing Suspension Kits.
Stay tuned because Stage 3 is just around the corner and we are looking to make some serious horsepower gains in the next part of this build. You don’t want to miss out on the next stage of our project 2014 Mustang GT.
Get rid of the small barely noticeable factory spoiler on your 2010-14 Mustang! Replace it with an aggressive race inspired rear spoiler from Roush Performance Parts! This is the same spoiler that is featured on the supercharged 5.0L Roush RS3. Follow along in this video as we walk you through the installation of t... more
Add an extremely aggressive look to the rear of your 2013-14 Mustang with the Roush Rear Valance kit. This rear diffuser is designed to work with the Roush “squre” tip axle back exhaust kit. The combination of the Roush rear valance and axle back will give any 2013-14 Mustang GT or V6 a truly custom look. Insta... more
Our 2014 Mustang GT project had to be about more than a great looking exterior! We wanted to handle just as well as it looked! With the Roush RS3 conversion complete, we turned out focus toward the suspension. While the S197 Mustangs perform well from the factory, we knew there was a ton of room for improvement. We wan... more
With our 2014 Mustang GT project getting serious handling and performance parts thrown at it, we had to do something about those stock non-Brembo brakes! We turned to Ford Racing and installed one of their M-2300-S 14” Brembo brake kits on our project car. We also figured we would take the time to walk you through the ... more
In the first two stages of this 2014 Mustang GT project we made huge improvements to the exterior, suspension, and brakes. The final stage of this project consisted of two simple steps. Step one – do a little interior dress up. The interior needed a little improvement to match the new Roush Exterior. The second step and the most important one – Make More Power!
We accomplished the interior upgrades with the help of the Roush Illuminated Door Sills and a set of Roush Floor Mats. The illuminated door sills made for an awesome upgrade that really stands out at night time! The floor mats completed the Roush RS3 conversion and gave the interior a true Roush Performance Mustang look and feel.
We decided to completely skip the whole “bolt-on” parts upgrades and jumped straight into making big power with a Roush Supercharger Kit. The Roush Mustang Supercharger Kits include everything you need to bolt on an extra 150+ HP right from the comforts of your very own garage! These kits include the super-efficient and very powerful 2.3L TVS blowers to help make impressive horsepower numbers.
In the case of our automatic 2014 Mustang GT, it put down an impressive 519 HP and 493 ft. lbs of torque with a VMP custom tune on their 224xLC Dynojet mobile dyno. Be sure to check out the video below!
Unleash serious horsepower in your 2011-14 Mustang with the Roush Phase 2 Supercharger kit. These kits use the powerful 2.3L TVS blower to produce incredible horsepower gains. You can easily see 150+ HP at the wheels with one of these Roush Mustang Superchargers. We installed one of these Roush Superchargers on our ... more
Our 2014 Mustang GT project car got some killer exterior styling mods with a full Roush RS3 conversion. We decided it was time to give it some serious power to match those new killer looks on the outside. Sticking with the full Roush theme we had going, we decided to install a Roush Phase 2 Supercharger kit. The Ph... more
The Roush Illuminated Door Sill Plates add some serious style to the interior of your S197 Mustang. These door sill plates illuminate when you open your doors and the best part is they match the Ford My Color Lighting! They are a plug-and-play design for simple installation. If you are looking for an easy way to ad... more
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