Today, we’re hitting the streets with a real American muscle marvel, Jonathan’s modified 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0. This isn’t just any Mustang GT though; it’s a high-performance beast amped up by an Edelbrock E-force Supercharger. The iconic Coyote V8, already known for its raw power, has been taken to new heights thanks to this ingenious aftermarket addition.
The magic of supercharging lies in its capability to force-feed more air into the combustion chamber, thereby allowing more fuel to be burned and generating additional power. It’s like throwing gas on a bonfire, only in this case, the fire is your engine and the gas is pure, oxygen-rich air. The Edelbrock E-force Supercharger is a standout in this domain, significantly boosting the Mustang’s performance while maintaining optimal engine efficiency.
The E-force Supercharger utilizes Eaton TVS rotor assemblies to effectively generate high HP output. The car also features a high-flow intake box and an air filter that allows lower restriction and increased performance. The integrated bypass valve in the system helps eliminate the loss under light throttle, improving mileage potential.
“The E-force Supercharger utilizes Eaton TVS rotor assemblies to effectively generate high HP output”.
Whats included in a common supercharger kit?
The supercharger kit comes with everything needed for a full installation, including a new intake manifold, intercooler, drive belt, and all necessary hardware. The install process requires mechanical expertise and involves replacing the stock intake manifold with the one provided, mounting the supercharger unit, installing the intercooler, and routing the drive belt. It’s recommended to have this installation done by a professional to ensure the best performance and reliability.
About the S197
Reviving the legendary 5.0 badge, the 2011 Ford Mustang GT — part of the celebrated S197 model lineup (2010-2014) — stands as a symbol of modern American muscle. Boasting a robust 5.0L V8 Coyote engine, the Mustang GT brings power and style together in one comprehensive package.
In its stock form, the Coyote engine is already a formidable force, delivering a robust 412 horsepower in the stock form. The engine’s dynamic performance is further enhanced by Ford’s Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (Ti-VCT) technology, providing the perfect blend of performance across the entire rev range. Combine this with an extensive aftermarket support ecosystem, and the Mustang GT becomes the ultimate playground for automotive enthusiasts seeking customization and performance enhancements.
The S197 Mustang beautifully melds classic muscle car aesthetics with modern technology, creating a distinct blend of heritage, power, and versatility. It’s no wonder the Mustang GT is a crowd-pleaser among performance enthusiasts and fans of modified muscle cars.
Jonathan’s Mustang GT Build
Jonathan’s Gen 1 Coyote engine, paired with the E-force Supercharger, takes the Mustang GT from a street cruiser to a high-performance beast. The addition of a return-style fuel system for E85 further enhances this Mustang’s performance, proving that it’s built to run.
To bring that slammed look home, Jonathan opted for an Air Lift air suspension system. This setup not only ensures a smoother ride but also enhances the Mustang’s handling capabilities.
Adding a touch of personal style to his beast, Jonathan chose staggered SSR SP1 3pc wheels, popular within the JDM scene. Wrapped in Proxes r888r tires, these wheels ensure that the Mustang remains planted when the power kicks in.
The exterior modifications on Jonathan’s Mustang GT are equally compelling. A Shelby GT500 front-end conversion gives it a meaner, more aggressive look, while the 3-inch Cowl Hood and the 2013-2014 Mustang S197 II rear bumper further enhance its muscular appearance.
Specs & Mods: 2011 Ford Mustang GT
- Gen 1 5.0 Coyote Motor
- Edelbrock E-force Super Charger pushing 8lbs of boost
- Return style fuel system for E85
- Air lift air suspension
- Rims: Staggered SSR SP1 3pc wheels 18×8.5 front and 18×9.5 rear
- Tires: Proxes r888r 255/40/18 front and 375/35/18 rear
- Shelby GT500 front end conversion
- 3inch cowl hood
- 13-14 rear bumper
Summing it Up
This beast is not merely defined by its boosted power figures; it’s a reflection of Jonathan’s passion for performance and style. With every rev of the supercharged Coyote, every smooth glide on its air suspension, and every turn on its stylish wheels, this Mustang GT tells a story.
Watch the progress and find out more about this Ford mustang GT 5.0 project by visiting the Instagram profile of the owner: @rice5oh!
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Automotive journalist and technical writer with more than 10 years of experience. Specialized in aftermarket parts and performance modifications. Loves everything on four wheels and obsessed with modified muscle cars, both classic and modern.