Watch us bid farewell to the S197 platform by building one amazing 2014 Mustang GT project car! Follow the build with plenty of video & tech articles.
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 popular 5.0L Coyote Engine and Ford's newly redesigned six-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.
Watch this installation video as we show you how to install Roush side splitters! Give your S197 Mustang the race inspired looks of the Roush RS3. more
Give your 2013-14 Mustang the awesome look! This kit lets you keep front mounted fog lights when installing upper grilles. more
Watch as we install a 2013-14 Mustang Roush Lower Grille Delete. This is the ULTIMATE way to improve engine cooling and drastically improve the styling! 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.
Ford Racing's Assembled Suspension Packs are the ultimate handling mod for any 2005-14 Mustang GT or GT500. more
This kit provides you with improved stopping power and enhanced styling so you can ditch those small and ugly factory brakes! 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!
If you are looking for an easy way to change the appearance of your 10-14 Mustang, these Roush Illuminated Sill Plates are the way to go! more
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