The 2024 Mustang GT features a fourth-generation 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine under its hood, delivering 480 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. Opting for the active valve exhaust will boost these numbers to 486 horsepower and 418 lb-ft of torque.
The folks at AmericanMuscle Mustang lined up all four generations of Coyote engines in Mustangs on the dyno and see how they compare from generation to generation. They’ve got the Gen 1, Gen 2, Gen 3, and the brand-new Gen 4 Mustangs, all running on 93-octane fuel and dynoing in a specific gear.
Obviously the Gen 4 Coyote beat out its previous counterparts. In the video, the Gen 1 Coyote, featured in the 2011-2014 Mustangs, starts the lineup with 364 wheel horsepower and 349 pound-feet of torque. Moving on to the Gen 2 Coyote, found in the 2015-2017 Mustang GTs, it delivers 388 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque at the wheels. The Gen 3 Coyote, used in the 2018-2023 Mustang GTs, showcases 402 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque on the dyno. The Gen 4 Coyote in the 2024 Mustang packs 410 horsepower, outperforming the Gen 3, with torque figures showing some inconsistencies.