|Coyote Motor Differences||Gen 1 Coyote (2011-2014 Mustang)||Gen 2 Coyote (2015-2017 Mustang)||Gen 3 Coyote (2018+ Mustang)|
|Horsepower||412 Horsepower/420 Horsepower||435 Horsepower||460 Horsepower|
|Torque||390 lb-ft Torque||400 lb-ft Torque||420 lb-ft Torque|
|Displacement||4.951 Liters||4.951 Liters||5.035 Liters|
This was Ford's chance to speak to the enthusiast by bringing back the iconic 5.0L. However, this time it boasted 412HP! Ford produced a remarkable engine with lower emissions, better economy, more power, and less vibration. This brought new light to the Ford Mustang. The coyote has evolved over the years into the Boss 302 and the new VooDoo 5.2L version in the Shelby GT350. With many aftermarket parts, the all-new Coyote could make serious HP without affecting driveability. Although these engines were very similar Ford changes little things throughout the years.
The first year of the coyote made its statement by producing 412 hp at 6,500 rpm and 390 lb-ft of torque at 4250 rpm while making 11:1 compression. Starting with a clean slate, Ford engineered the 5.0L with power, efficiency, and economy in mind. They did this by utilizing a string aluminum block with deep-skirting, high flow heads, variable cam timing, a composite intake, and tuned headers!
The 5.0L coyote V-8 continued to make impressive numbers increasing 8 hp while keeping the torque the same as the previous 2011-2012 Mustang GT model. The 2013-14 Coyote Block had smaller head bolts than the previous year and no oil cooling jets. The 2013-14 Mustang benefits from a phosphorous coating on the pistons as well as the piston rings from the Boss 302’s V8, and powertrain calibration improvements contribute to the increase in power as well.
Along with the redesigned exterior of the 2015 Mustang, the 5.0 received a few upgrades of its own. This all-mighty engine took a few cues from the 12-13 Boss, making this coyote a 435 hp & 400 lb-ft of torque 5.0L monster!
Improving on the Coyote motor, Ford hit a home run with the new Gen 3 coyote motor. This new 5.0 features dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection with low-pressure port fuel injection. This combo allowed the Gen 3 coyote to produce more power while becoming more efficient. The 435 horsepower/400ft-lb torque Gen 2 coyote motor has been quickly overshadowed by the new 460 horsepower/420 ft-lbs torque Gen 3 motor.