2014 Ford Mustang GT: Ultimate Guide

2014 Ford Mustang GT

The 5.0 GT formula has stayed the same for 2014

The basic formula of the 5.0 has stayed the same for 2014. The 2014 Mustang GT kept the crisper silhouette and updates from the 2013 model year and was unchanged for 2014. We loved the 2013 Mustang GT‘s more aggressive front and rear styling so seeing it stay the same for 2014 was totally fine by us. There were a couple of new paint colors (Oxford White and Ruby Red Metallic), trim and wheel revisions and thats about it.

The standard 18-inch painted aluminum wheel on both GT and premium GT was the five-spoke design. The 19-inch optional GT wheel comes with a gloss-black finish with machined face for a more sinister look. Also back on the GT were optional leather-trimmed or cloth Recaro® seats.

The GT Track Package was also back for the 2014 model year and thank goodness because it was our favorite option on the GT. Available only on manual GT Mustangs with a 3.73 axle, the package gives track enthusiasts an engine cooler, upgraded radiator, performance friction brake pads and the same Torsen differential was on the 2013 Mustang Boss 302. The package includes everything in the current Brembo Brake Package, with 14-inch vented front discs, unique 19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires. Other optional package updates for 2014 include offering the Brembo Brake Package on both manual and automatic transmissions on Mustang GT.

The good news is that under the hood things stay pretty much the same. The epic 5.0 liter Ford Coyote V8 is the engine of choice.  Horsepower for the Coyote engine jumps from a healthy 412 horsepower to an even 420 horsepower and torque specs reach 390 lbs at 4,250 rpm, using breathing lessons learned from the Boss 302. 2014 Mustang GT weight for standard transmission equipped coupes, is rated at 3,618 lbs and only a few pounds more for the automatic cars, which tip the scales at 3,675 lbs.

Basic GT Features

• 5.0L 4V Ti-VCT V8 Engine
• 6-speed Manual Transmission
• Easy Fuel® Capless Fuel Fill
• MyKey®
• Power Brakes – Vented 4-wheel disc
• Rear-window Defroster
• Remote Keyless-entry
• Selectable effort Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS)

• 18″ X 8″ Sparkle Silver Painted Aluminum Wheel
• Auto Headlamps
• Dark Chrome Pony in Grille
• Decklid Spoiler
• Dual Bright Rolled Exhaust Tips
• HID Head Lamps
• LED Fog Lamps
• LED Sequential Tail Lamps
• Mini Spare Tire – Tire Mobility Kit replaces mini spare tire when Brembo™ Package (55D) is ordered
• Mirrors – Body-color, Dual Power with Integrated Blind Spot Mirror
• Rear-quarter Mounted AM/FM Antenna

• Air Conditioning – Manual
• Audio – Premium AM/FM stereo w/Single-CD & Clock
• Audio Input Jack
• Console – Full armrest with locking storage
• Covered Cupholder – 2
• Floor Mats – front, black • Footrest – Driver
• Instrument Cluster – Chrome accent four gauge cluster and register vents
• Interior Trunk Release
• Lamps – Center High-Mounted Dome (Coupe Only)
• Lighted Bezel (Convertible Only)
• Map Pockets – Backside of driver and passenger seats (NA with Recaro® seats)
• Powerpoint (2)
• Seats – Cloth Bucket, 2-way Manual Passenger, 4-way Manual Driver and 4-way Adjustable Head Restraint (Splitfold rear-seats on coupe)
• Steering Wheel – Leather-wrapped with tilt, speed control and audio controls
• Sun Visors – Multi Purpose Storage System and Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
• Windows/Locks – Power 1-touch Up/Down Driver and Passenger Windows

• AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
• Driver/Passenger Side-Impact Airbags
• Dual Front Airbags
• LATCH (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children) System
• Personal Safety System™ for Driver and front-passenger
• SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft (PATS)
• SOS Post Crash Alert System™
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Specs & Performance

type Series Production Car
built at Flat Rock, Michigan, USA
engine 90º V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Injection
displacement 4951 cc / 302.13 in³
bore 92.2 mm / 3.63 in
stroke 92.7 mm / 3.65 in
compression 9.8:1
power 313.2 kw / 420 bhp
specific output 84.83 bhp per litre
redline 7000
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Aluminum Hood
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Wide-Spoke Aluminum
front tires 235/50ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero Nero
rear tires 235/50ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero Nero
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/Twin-Piston Floating Calipers
f brake size 36 x 336 mm / 1.4 x 13.2 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/Single-Piston Floating Calipers
r brake size 19 x 300 mm / 0.7 x 11.8 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Live Axle w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
transmission 6-Speed Manual or 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic
gear ratios 3.66:1, 2.43:1, 1.69:1, 1.32:1, 1.00:1, 0.65:1
final drive 3.11:1