The special edition Ford Mustang Bullitt is coming to South Africa in 2019, in limited numbers! Our very own, Ciro De Siena, is currently in France to take this special Mustang for a drive. Here’s what you need to know about it…
The famous movie Bullitt celebrates its 50th anniversary this week and Ford has developed a special edition Mustang Bullitt that pays homage to the 1968 Mustang GT Fastback which was driven by Steve McQueen in the iconic film.
The good news is that the Mustang Bullitt has been confirmed for the SA market in 2019, but pricing and exact arrival dates have yet to be confirmed.
What makes it unique?
The Mustang Bullitt features a number of unique interior and exterior details that pay homage to the original 1968 Mustang Fastback.
The Mustang Bullitt will be powered by an enhanced 5.0-litre V8 engine offering 338 kW and 529 Nm of torque. That’s 32 kW more than the current Mustang 5.0 Fastback. The engine has been enhanced with an Open Air Induction System, an updated intake manifold, 87 mm throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration. An active valve performance exhaust system
Furthermore, it comes equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission with rev-matching technology and the transmission lever itself features a white cue ball gear knob, just like the 1968 Mustang Fastback!
Sporty Recaro seats will also be optionally available...
The interior is fitted with a 12-speaker, 1 000W B&O sound system and a 12-inch digital LCD instrument cluster. The seats feature contrasting stitching to match the body colour and Recaro seats trimmed in leather will be offered as an option. Each Mustang Bullitt will also feature an individually numbered plaque on the passenger side of the dashboard.
The Mustang Bullitt will be offered in Dark Highland Green or Shadow Black and will ride on 19-inch Torq Thrust wheels with red Brembo brake callipers. Other exterior details include chrome accents around the black grille and front windows and a unique Bullitt fuel cap.
A MagneRide adjustable suspension system will also be offered to optimise handling and driving comfort.
We will keep you updated as soon as more details are revealed.