6 March, 2018
New Ford Mustang Bullitt
Special-edition Mustang honoring the celebrated Steve McQueen movie Bullitt returns this summer, just in time to mark the 50th anniversary of the film
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary Warner Bros. film starring Steve McQueen, the new Mustang Bullitt special edition was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show with the support of third-generation members of the McQueen family, Chase and Madison McQueen. Almost 10 minutes long, the iconic sequence in the Warner Bros. film ‘Bullitt’ follows Steve McQueen at the wheel of a 1968 Mustang GT fastback as he chases two hitmen through the streets of San Francisco. The special edition model’s 5.0-litre V8 engine is enhanced with an Open Air Induction System, and intake manifold, 87 millimetre throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration from the Shelby Mustang GT350. Ford’s new rev-matching technology delivers smoother downshifts accompanied by a ‘blip’ of the engine, and an active valve performance exhaust system enhances the V8’s signature burble.
Special edition styling includes 19-inch Torq Thrust-style wheels, red BremboTM brake callipers and a faux Bullitt fuel-filler cap. The interior features Recaro sports seats, and each Mustang Bullitt will have an individually numbered plaque in place of the traditional Mustang emblem on the passenger- side dashboard. As a nod to the original car’s interior, the gear shifter features a white cue ball gearshift knob. Sophisticated technology includes Ford’s 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster and the premium B&O PLAY audio system delivering 1000 watts through 12 high-performance speakers, to create a rich audio experience for all occupants.
Powered by Ford’s 5.0-litre V8 engine enhanced to deliver an anticipated 464 PS and 526 Nm of torque, the Mustang Bullitt also features as standard Ford’s new rev-matching technology that delivers smoother downshifts accompanied by a ‘blip’ of the powerful engine. Mustang Bullitt is offered with a choice of Shadow Black or classic Dark Highland Green exterior colours, 19-inch Torq Thrust-style wheels, red Brembo™ brake callipers and a faux fuel-filler cap. The interior delivers Ford’s 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster and Recaro sports seats, an individually numbered plaque in place of the traditional Mustang emblem on the passenger-side dashboard, and a premium B&O Play audio system.