New Mustang Bullitt edition introduced

Yolanda Curtis
January 16, 2018

A legend returns in the form of the new limited edition Ford Mustang Bullitt unveiled today at the Detroit Motor Show 2018. Unlike previous Bullitt editions, Ford has bumped the GT's engine power to 475 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. This iconic nameplate, based on the infamous movie from 1968, and the even more famous chase scene on the streets of San Francisco between Steve McQueen in a Highland Green, 390 powered '68 Fastback Mustang GT, and two hit men in sinister black '68 Dodge Charger R/T.

"This new Bullitt is, as Steve McQueen was, effortlessly cool", said Mustang chief designer Darrell Behmer in a press release by Ford. "As a designer, it's my favorite Mustang - devoid of stripes, spoilers and badges".

This famous movie vehicle returned to the stage at the 2018 North American International Auto Show on Sunday in Detroit. The latter, used in numerous jump scenes, was recovered in early 2017, the other was inherited by Sean Kiernan from his late father, Robert, in 2014, and he contacted Ford.

The Mustang Bullitt's exterior is where it really stands out. This comes courtesy of a new induction system, 87mm throttle bodies and the intake manifold from the Shelby GT350.


Pricing will be announced closer to this summer's on-sale date. "It just kind of happened with life".

Inside, it gets leather seats and green accent stitching on the dash, door panels, center console.

Standard fit for the variant is an active valve performance exhaust system, complete with new Black NitroPlate exhaust tips, revised to give the auto a signature burble.

Ford also rolled out one of the original cars used to film "Bullitt" back in 1968.


Three factory-installed interior options are available, including a Bullitt Electronics Package which adds navigation, memory seats, an upgraded sound system and assorted driver assists.

This Bullitt has 12 inches size digital gauge cluster featuring a special welcome screen (an image of Bullitt Mustang) and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

"It's bad-ass", she said.

This inspired Ford to create special editions of the green Mustang, taking modern editions of the muscle auto and giving it a "Bullitt" makeover, which involved a green paint job and performance tweaks. It was made known that Canada will get standard some features that are options in the USA, including an electronics package with navigation and safety features, and a semi-active suspension system Ford dubs MagneRide.


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