Ford Australia has confirmed 700 units of the Mustang Bullitt will be available to local enthusiasts priced from $73,688 plus on-road costs.
This modern interpretation of the famous Ford arrives to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Steve McQueen film Bullitt.
Ford has pulled out all the stops to ensure the car pays proper homage to the 1968 original. Dark Highland Green exterior paint, classic torque thrust 19-inch alloy wheels, red painted Brembo brakes, black front grille, subtle chrome accents and ‘Bullitt’ badging make the car identifiable without seeking attention.
Inside the cabin, highlights include a 12.4-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster with a green theme to match the exterior paint and a leather-trimmed interior with green stitching. There’s also Recaro seats trimmed in black leather with green accent stitching.
Under the hood sits a re-tuned version of the 5.0-litre V8 found in the Mustang GT, it will output 345kW and 556Nm, making it the most potent Mustang ever sold by Ford Australia.
In a bid to stick closely to the 1968 version, the new Bullitt is only available with a six-speed manual transmission with the gear knob shaped like a white cue ball as a nod to the original.
Other performance features include an active valve exhaust system with new Black NitroPlate tips, the Open Air Induction System and Shelby GT350 intake manifold with 87mm throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration. MagneRide adaptive dampers will also be standard.
Ford has enjoyed considerable success with the Mustang, the pony car has resonated with Australian enthusiasts and become one of the nation’s most popular sports car.
With a starting price of $73,688 plus on-road costs, the Mustang Bullitt carries a premium of $10,698 over the recently upgraded GT Fastback on which it’s based.
Ford Australia expects the first examples to arrive locally from October.
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