The appeal of the Ford Mustang Bullitt extends beyond its movie connection – it’s the most powerful car Ford Australia has ever officially sold in dealerships.
Tickford plans to increase that appeal with a power pack designed to extract a little more potential from the Mustang’s already highly strung 5.0-litre V8 engine.
The current-gen Mustang’s 339kW and 556Nm outputs were already impressive, and the fact Ford Performance managed to bump that to 345kW for the limited-edition Bullitt is icing on the cake.
Now, up to 15 per cent more power (52kW more, or up to 397kW) can be had thanks Tickford’s Bullitt Mustang Power Pack.
The initial boost in power from standard GT to Bullitt comes thanks to the Shelby GT350’s air intake, and larger 87mm throttle bodies, but the Tickford boost comes from a naturally aspirated ECU recalibration.
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“Tickford has long admired the history and style of the original Bullitt and will now be offering a new Tickford Bullitt Power Pack for the impressive Bullitt Mustang,” The Melbourne-based tuner says.
“Playing tribute to Steve McQueen’s original Mustang, Ford designers have reimagined the legendary Bullitt in classic Dark Highland Green paint, with a distinguished chrome surrounds on the grille and windows.
“With these factory changes in mind and being conscious of the Bullitt’s heritage, Tickford has been careful not to break the authenticity and look of the legend, to provide three options to customers to modify their Bullitt.”
The three levels all feature the same power figures, but two of them also include a couple of neat extras.
The first, at $2750, has the ECU tune backed up by a Tickford 3yr/100,000km Tickford driveline warranty and a 12 month/20,000km Tickford parts warranty, with ‘Tickford Enhanced’ badging and a unique build number.
The middle option adds a 25mm lowered suspension kit to this for $3729 all up, and the top option comes with a set of 20-inch Tickford wheels in black, shod with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres for a total of $7249.
Of course, you’d need to supply the Mustang Bullitt. Tickford is taking enquiries about the kit immediately.