Ford has confirmed Aussies will be getting the special edition Bullitt Mustang.

The Bullitt edition features an upgraded 5.0-litre V8 with 354kW of power and 570Nm of torque, pushing the car to a top speed of 262km/h – 12km/h more than the current GT.

Finished in Shadow Black or Dark Highland Green (as in the movie), the all-new Mustang Bullitt is equipped with a manual transmission and a gear stick topped by a white cue ball in a nod to the original.

Ford says the special edition maintains the original Bullitt’s understated persona, with the only exterior badging a circular faux fuel cap with the Bullitt logo.

An active exhaust system is standard with new Black NitroPlate exhaust tips, retuned to give the car a signature burble, as well as new Open Air Induction System and Shelby GT350 intake manifold with 87mm throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration for optimal performance.

Other standard equipment includes a heated leather steering wheel and a 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster, identical in function to the cluster introduced on the 2018 Mustang — but with a unique Bullitt welcome screen that starts in green with an image of the car rather than the pony.

Buyers also get to choose from three factory-installed options:

  • Bullitt Electronics Package includes navigation, driver memory seats and mirrors, upgraded sound system and Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert that can alert customers of vehicles detected in difficult-to-see places
  • MagneRide semi-active suspension system optimizes driving performance
  • Recaro black leather-trimmed seats

Oh, if you haven’t seen the 1968 movie starring Steve McQueen be sure to check it out – the chase scene is regarded as one of the best.

To promote the car Ford managed to find a distant relative of McQueen, Molly (no second name), to star in a short promo – female and blonde of course.

Further details and specification will be announced closer to the vehicle’s launch.

 

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Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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