Needless to say, we are beyond excited that Ford are using the 2018 Geneva Motor Show to unveil the European Mustang Bullitt Edition. The model celebrates 50 years since the classic film Bullitt launched with its stars Steve McQueen and the Mustang GT390.
After much speculation, the latest Mustang Bullitt made its debut in January at the Detroit show, but many fans were still desperately wondering whether it would be launched for the European market.
The model looks absolutely epic in Dark Highland Green and sounds just as spectacular with a gently fettled version of the incredible Ford 5.0-litre V8 engine. It will also be available in Shadow Black. It features unique styling that differentiates it from the GT, and, of course, bags of attitude.
So, how will the new Bullitt model differentiate from the current Mustang GT? It shares the GT’s 5.0-litre V8 ‘Coyote’ engine but the Bullitt model will be boosted by a new ‘Open Air Induction System’. It uses the GT350’s intake manifold and larger, 87mm throttle bodies. The manual ‘Stang will give at least 475hp, with a top speed of 163mph.
In terms of styling, the sleek muscle car is almost devoid of any logos, with the only identifier being the Bullitt boot badge. Instead, it shows its style with wheels and chrome detailing that evoke the style of the original 1968 car.
Inside, the cue ball shifter gives another nod to Frank’s Mustang in Bullitt, contrasted with more modern detailing such as a Bullitt welcome screen and other technologies. There are green accents on the leather and there will be an optional Recaro seat upgrade for that racing feel.
Other upgrade options include a Bullitt Electronics Package, and upgraded suspension which includes magnetic dampers to improve driving performance.
I think it’s safe to say that we’re excited for the new Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition to hit the markets this summer. In the meantime, take a look at the current Mustang models on offer at TC Harrison.
Take a look at it in action below: