Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the movie Bullitt, Ford has unveiled a special Bullitt edition of its iconic Mustang.
The bad news is that there are no plans to bring the car to Australia.
The Bullitt Mustang features an upgraded 5.0-litre V8 with 354kW of power and 570Nm of torque, pushing the new Bullitt 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 that is topped by a white cue ball as a nod to the original.
Ford says the special edition packages the Mustang GT Premium and Performance Package into a vehicle that maintains the original Bullitt’s understated persona.
The only exterior badging is the 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.
They managed to find a distant relative of McQueen, Molly (no second name), to star in a short promo for the car – female and blonde of course.