Encore for Bullitt
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.