En­core for Bul­litt

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ASK ANY petrol­head what their favourite car­chase se­quence is and the an­swer will likely be the one from the 1968 Steve McQueen movie Bul­litt. So when Ford took the wraps off a brand new Mus­tang that pays homage to the orig­i­nal Mus­tang GT fast­back driven by McQueen, ex­cite­ment lev­els were un­der­stand­ably through the roof.

The new Mus­tang Bul­litt can only be had in the clas­sic High­land Green shade, or black. Old­school styled torque thrust 19-inch wheels, red Brembo calipers, sub­tle chrome ac­cents and a black front grille com­plete the Bul­litt look. Me­chan­i­cally, the Mus­tang Bul­litt ticks all the op­tions boxes on the Mus­tang Premium and Per­for­mance list. Ex­cept the Mus­tang Bul­litt is ex­clu­sively avail­able as a man­ual, with the white cue ball shifter knob cu­ing the orig­i­nal car’s.

Un­der the hood, what you get is essen­tially a Mus­tang GT, with the 400bhp, nat­u­rally as­pi­rated 5-litre V8 mas­saged to make 475bhp and 570Nm torque. Top speed is said to be up to 262kmph from 250kmph. There re­ally is no bet­ter way to cel­e­brate the 50th an­niver­sary of an iconic movie than a limited edi­tion Mus­tang, dis­played along­side the last suriv­ing ex­am­ple of the orig­i­nal 1968 Mus­tang GT fast­back used in the movie.

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