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.”