Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition unveiled, pays tribute to iconic 1968 movie


Ford has unveiled the Ford Mustang Bullitt at the 2018 North American International Auto Show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the award-winning movie “Bullitt”. The new limited-edition Mustang salutes the classic 1968 movie car and gets a higher output 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8.

Thanks to a new active valve performance exhaust system with Black NitroPlate exhaust tips, new Open-Air Induction System and the Shelby GT350 intake manifold with 87 mm throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration, the 5.0-litre V8 lump now packs 475 hp and 569 Nm of torque, 61 hp and 39 Nm higher than the regular Mustang. Top speed now raised to 262 km/h thanks to the higher output mill. You can only have the Bullitt with a manual transmission, just like the movie car.

The Bullitt can be had in either Shadow Black and Dark Highland Green – as worn in the movie. The exterior also features subtle chrome accents around the grille and front windows, classic torque thrust 19-inch aluminium wheels, red painted Brembo™ brakes, and a unique black front grille.

Other highlights include heated leather steering wheel, leather upholstery with green accent stitching, 12-inch digital LCD instrument cluster and white cue ball shift knob. Buyers can also choose from three factory options – Bullitt Electronics Package, MagneRide® semi-active suspension system and Recaro leather seats.

“When making a Bullitt, there are certain things it absolutely must have,” said Mustang chief engineer, Carl Widmann, “It has to have the right attitude, it has to be unique in some way from a Mustang GT, and more than anything, it has to be bad ass.”


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Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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