Light­ning-fast McQueen Mus­tang

Australian Muscle Car - - News -

Ford Aus­tralia will keep the Mus­tang sales jug­ger­naut rolling along when the rst batch of the Bul­litt spe­cial edi­tion mod­els ar­rive in lo­cal show­rooms in Oc­to­ber. The 700-strong ship­ment of Mus­tang Bul­litts lob dow­nun­der in time to com­mem­o­rate the 50th an­niver­sary of the iconic Steve McQueen lm that saw the Hol­ly­wood leg­end drive a 1968 Mus­tang Fast­back in one of the sil­ver screen’s most epic car chases.

Bul­litt will be the fastest, most pow­er­ful Mus­tang sold by Ford Aus­tralia, with each ex­am­ple in­di­vid­u­ally num­bered and nished in Dark High­land Green with gloss-black Torq Thrust-style al­loys.

Bul­litt is based on the up­dated Mus­tang GT, man­u­fac­tured in Flat Rock, Michi­gan, and is of­fered ex­clu­sively as a V8 cou­pled to a sixspeed man­ual, true to the Mus­tang Fast­back that hurled around the streets of San Fran­cisco in the ’68 movie clas­sic.

The 5.0-litre Coy­ote V8 has been up­graded to de­liver 345kW and 556Nm via an open air induction sys­tem and in­take man­i­fold, with 87mm throt­tle bod­ies, Ford Rac­ing air- lter and a Pow­er­train Con­trol Module shared with the Shelby Mus­tang GT350.

Bul­litt will have a man­u­fac­turer’s list price of $73,688.

Bul­litt ar­rives in the wake of Ford Aus­tralia’s change of pres­i­dent/CEO. Graeme Whick­man, a 20-year Ford Oz vet­eran, has re­signed, with Kay Hart tak­ing over the role. Hart was most re­cently Ford’s global bat­tery elec­tric ve­hi­cle man­ager.

Whick­man steered the Ford Aus­tralia ship dur­ing a tur­bu­lent pe­riod in the com­pany’s his­tory, as it moved from be­ing a lo­cal man­u­fac­turer to full ve­hi­cle im­porter. He also signed off on Ford’s sup­port for the in­tro­duc­tion of Mus­tang to Su­per­cars rac­ing for 2019 via DJR Team Penske and Tick­ford Rac­ing.

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