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THE 50th AN­NIVER­SARY edi­tion of the Mus­tang Bul­litt that stole the limelight at the Detroit Mo­tor­show in Jan­uary is due to land on our shores late 2018, Ford Aus­tralia has an­nounced.

Cel­e­brat­ing the iconic Mc­Queen film, the Mus­tang Bul­litt will be sold as a lim­it­ededi­tion model and only avail­able in the clas­sic Dark High­land Green of the orig­i­nal movie car.

The Mus­tang Bul­litt is to be based on the 2019-year model Mus­tang, boast­ing tougher looks, new tech­nolo­gies and due for in­tro­duc­tion in the sec­ond half of the year.

Al­though fi­nal Aus­tralian spec­i­fi­ca­tions are yet to be an­nounced, the 5.0-litre V8 is set to get a power boost to 350kW (up by 44kW ) and 570Nm (up from 530Nm) as per the US model. Expect an auto op­tion and six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion, with, fin­gers crossed, the cue-ball gear knob as sold in Amer­ica.

Any­one that knows their movies or cars knows that

Bul­litt fea­tures one of the most leg­endary car chases in movie his­tory; the 10-minute se­quence fol­lows Steve Mc­Queen at the wheel of a 1968 Mus­tang 390 GT 2+2 fast­back as he chases two hit­men driv­ing a Dodge Charger 440 through the streets of San Fran­cisco.

Ford Aus­tralia Pres­i­dent and CEO Graeme Whick­man said “Steve Mc­Queen as Bul­litt cre­ated a leg­end and Mus­tang Bul­litt is the per­fect way to salute an icon of the sil­ver screen. We’re ex­cited to of­fer Aus­tralian buy­ers the Mus­tang Bul­litt, es­pe­cially on the 50th an­niver­sary of the leg­endary film.

“The Mus­tang has far ex­ceeded our ex­pec­ta­tions, and for that, we hope that the 2018 model – and the ar­rival of Mus­tang BUL­LITT – goes to show that we’re bring­ing in even more choices, op­tions and flavours to help give cus­tomers the Ford Mus­tang they want,” Whick­man added.

Since its ar­rival in late 2015 the Mus­tang has been the na­tion’s big­gest sell­ing sports car.

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