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Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Steve McQueen’s movie, Bullitt, with a modern version at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
This time around, the iconic Mustang Bullitt features 475 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, courtesy of a retuned version of the GT’s 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine. The additional performance gives the Bullitt a top speed of 163 mph, which is 8 mph faster than the standard Mustang GT. And ensuring enthusiasts don’t get upset, the new Bullitt is available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, sporting a new cueball gear knob. Also standard on the special edition model are Brembo brakes with red calipers.
Not surprisingly, the exterior of the Bullitt Mustang is heavily inspired by the movie car, sporting a badgeless black front grille frame with chrome, “torque-thrust” 19-inch gloss black wheels, and a rear Bullitt badge. Naturally we expect most buyers will opt for the iconic Dark Highland Green shade, but Ford is also offering Shadow Black for the exterior.
The model comes well equipped with both the Mustang GT Premium and Performance Package as standard, while options include MagneRide suspension, Recaro seats, and the Bullitt Electronics Package that adds navigation, memory seats and mirrors, an upgraded sound system, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.
Look for the Mustang Bullitt to arrive sometime later this year, with pricing announced closer to its arrival.
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