Ford Australia has confirmed pricing and specs for the 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt, which is headed to Australia this October.
Starting at $73,688, including LCT, the Bullitt will be the most powerful Mustang GT which Ford Australia has sold.
The US carmaker’s local arm says an initial allocation of 700 units will be available to buyers willing to stretch the budget over the $68,740 it costs to buy a standard manual GT with Magneride suspension and Recaro seats.
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Its 5.0-litre V8 gains a few extra kiloWatts too, bringing its output to 345kW rather than 339kW. Torque stays the same at 556Nm, though both of these figures are down on the 354kW/569Nm Bullitt in the US market.
As far as performance upgrades, the extra power – thanks to a new intake system and Shelby GT350 intake manifold – is it. It’s also only available in 6-speed manual guise, to keep the classic car’s theme going.
In terms of its styling, the 2018 Mustang Bullitt is as true to the original car as something 50 years its younger can be.
Highland Green paint is immediately recognisable as the same colour as the original movie car driven by Steve McQueen, while a ‘Bullitt’ badge at the rear takes the place of the ‘GT’ badge.
Exclusive ‘gloss-black 19-inch Torq Thrust-style alloys’ are also a styling cue unique to the Bullitt, again inspired by the original movie car.
Inside, ‘Bullitt’ scuff plates and a numbered plaque will alert the uninitiated that they’re not in a normal Mustang, while more subtle nods to the original car such as a white gear knob will put a smile on the face of a keen-eyed McQueen fan.