Ford has announced that its new special edition Bullitt Mustang will be priced from £47,145.
The American manufacturer first showed off the car – which celebrates 50 years since the original Bullitt film was released – at the Detroit Motor Show in January. While it was not initially destined for the UK market, strong demand for the model led to Ford announcing that British muscle car fans would be able to buy right hand drive versions of it.
It’s painted in the same iconic shade of green as the original – Dark Highland Green – as well as receiving gloss black accents to give it a particularly menacing look.
It gets Bullitt signatures on the front grille and splitter as well as a prominent Bullitt rear badge. Nineteen-inch gloss black wheels are also fitted, along with red-painted Brembo brake callipers.
As for the interior, features such as Recaro leather seats with green stitching, green interior detailing, a white cue ball gear knob and a Bullitt instrument panel badge set this special edition apart from the standard model. There’s also a B&O Play premium sound system fitted, too, that develops 1,000 watts of power from 12 speakers.
The Bullitt Mustang is only available as a two-door Fastback (coupe), while Ford has ditched the lower-powered 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine for the edition – meaning you can only have it with a 452bhp 5.0-litre V8, much to the relief of muscle car and Bullitt-film fans. It’s paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, while rev-matching technology helps achieve quicker downshifts.
While it sits as the range-topping Mustang in the range, it works out as only £5,400 more than the standard V8-powered model.
The car made its first UK debut at the American Speedfest show at Brands Hatch racing circuit over the weekend.
The Mustang Bullitt is available to order now, with first deliveries expected in September. While Ford has specified no volume limits, it will stop the car’s production run in June 2019.
June 11, 2018