Bullitt is a film that's been synonymous with the Ford Mustang since it was released in 1968. Now, in the movie's 50th anniversary year, Ford's paid tribute with a new special edition – the third-generation Mustang Bullitt.
Following on from previous Bullitt special editions in 2001 and 2008, the new 2018 model is based on the latest, facelifted Mustang. It's been given a special livery and visual tweaks, along with a series of mechanical modifications to improve performance.
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It's marked out with Dark Highland Green paint, plus gunmetal-finished 19-inch wheels, red brake clipers and a black front grille. There's also a false petrol cap at the rear, aping the '68 model used in the film.
Under the skin, the Bullitt Mustang receives a power boost – pushing it from the standard car's 444bhp to 475bhp. That improves performance, with the car now topping out at 168mph over 155mph for the standard model.
Inside, the Bullitt Mustang features Recaro bucket seats, green stitching for the upholstery and an 8-ball gearknob. It's also well equipped, with sat-nav, a premium sound system and electrically operated seats and mirrors thrown in as an extra.
Production will be limited – though Ford has not revealed how limited – and unfortunately right-hand-drive UK models will not be available. Prices have not been revealed either, but the Bullitt is expected to be something of a bargain, well short of the more powerful Shelby GT350.