Supercharged, Coyote-Powered Fox Hits the Dyno

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It’s simple math: when 420 horsepower isn’t enough, you add a supercharger.

When the 5.0 liter V8 returned to the Mustang back in 2011, it was big news for the Mustang community. Years later, it’s still a big deal, as those 2011 to 2014 Mustang GTs are beginning to show up in junkyards, meaning that those engines will be both plentiful and affordable, making them ideal engine swap candidates.

That’s just what we’re looking at here. This YouTube video from VMP Performance shows a dyno run featuring the 5.0-liter V8 swapped into a lightweight Fox-body Mustang notchback coupe. In stock form, the most potent of those early Coyote engines put out around 420 horsepower at the crank in stock form. That’s more than enough to send the featherweight Fox down the track at a respectable pace.

Coyote Fox Body

That simply wasn’t enough, though. This swapped Fox has been treated to a VMP GEN 2 TVS blower, a custom tune, and a JLT cold-air intake. Further supporting modifications for the supercharger include ignition and fuel system upgrades, as well as a full exhaust from the headers back.

The car was previously dyno tested without the supercharger. According to Joe, our host, the car picked up over 200 horsepower from the supercharger upgrade, producing an incredible 562 rear wheel horsepower and 484 pound-feet of torque.

As if that’s not impressive enough, the 85mm pulley produces only eight pounds of boost, about the lowest you can go on the VMP GEN 2 TVS. There’s a ton more power on the table if the owner so chooses.

While we don’t get to see this Coyote Fox go down the quarter mile, we are treated to an impressive burnout to end the video. The formerly teal quarter panels and rear bumper and painted black with tiny chunks of rubber. We’re itching to know just what sort of times we can expect out of this thing.

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Longtime motorcyclist and automotive journalist Cam Vanderhorst is a regular contributor to Harley-Davidson Forums, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum and MB World, among others.

When he's not busy working on his Harley-Davidson bike, the vastly experienced writer has covered an array of features, reviews, how-tos, op-eds and news stories for Internet Brands' Auto Group and is also a co-founder and co-host of the popular podcast Cammed & Tubbed.

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