The order book for Ford’s special edition Mustang Bullitt has been opened in the UK, with British pricing shedding some light on what the special-edition ‘Stang might cost when it arrives in Australia.
Brits will have to pay 47,145 Pounds to unlock their inner Steve McQueen, with the Bullitt edition priced about 6000 Pounds (or $10,500) above the regular V8-powered Mustang GT.
In Australia, a just-updated Mustang GT will set you back $62,990 in manual guise, which is the only gearbox offered in the Bullitt. So If that same gap is maintained here, it would mean a sticker price of around $73,000 when the special edition lands in Oz later this year.
The good news, then, is that buyers will get plenty of bang for those extra bucks. For one, the 5.0-litre V8 has been tweaked to produce more power, now good for 365kW and 570Nm. That’s up from the already tyre-torturing 336kW and 556Nm announced for the 2018 version of the Mustang GT.
Built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Steve McQueen film Bullitt (famed for its epic 10min car chase that stars a 1968 Mustang GT 390 fastback tearing up the streets of San Francisco), the Bullitt Special Edition will be offered in a new one-off colour; a Dark Highland Green that matches the tone of the movie car.
Outside, a bespoke front grille and splitter, unique 19-inch alloys and Bullitt badging headline the exterior changes, while in the cabin, Recaro seats, a badge bearing your unique chassis number and a new B&O 1000-watt sound system with 12 speakers also join the standard features list.
The Bullitt also scores new rev-matching technology for downshifts (eliminating the need to heel-and-toe), as well as new exhaust tips, a high-performance induction system, and a Shelby GT350 intake manifold.
A local launch date is yet to be announced, but Ford Australia has confirmed it will be taking the Bullitt Special Edition – albeit in very limited numbers. So best get your cheque-signing hand ready.