Gen 2 Upgrades for Gen 1 Owners.
DEARBORN – Since its introduction in 2011, the Ford Performance 5.0L Coyote crate engine has been an enthusiast favorite and a staple of Ford’s Mustang GT lineup. With the 2015 model year came the first major design changes to the 5.0L Coyote engine, creating a market for 2011-2014 Mustang GT owners looking to install a new Coyote engine compatible with their model year. Out of this, Ford Performance developed the new 5.0L Coyote Long Block, Gen 1 crate engine which brings the improvements made to the 2015-2017 Coyote (Gen 2) crate engine to 2011-2014 Mustang GT owners.
We sat down with Ford Performance Product Manager Mike Robins to discuss the development of the 5.0L Coyote Long Block, Gen 1 crate engine:
Why did Ford Performance develop the new 5.0L Coyote Long Block, Gen 1?
For many customers a demand exists for a BRAND NEW (versus remanufactured) engine that will bolt in and run properly in a 2011-2014 Mustang GT. Furthermore, we’ve expanded our engine lineup to include these long blocks to accompany our existing short blocks and complete crate engines. This offers us the ability to give customers what they really want. This long block provides a solution to 2011-2014 Mustang owners looking for a new engine, or for the basis of a custom Coyote engine build.
What are the benefits of the Gen 1 Long Block?
Many 2011-2014 Mustang GT owners are in the sweet spot of modifying their vehicles. This long block gives any 2011-2014 Mustang GT owner the opportunity of a BRAND NEW long block option. A complete 2014 “Gen 1” engine is no longer manufactured by our engine plant, but…