The Ford Mustang BULLITT has made its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show, starting yesterday. The Ford Mustang BULLITT features Ford’s 5.0-liter V8 engine enhanced to deliver an anticipated 464PS and 529Nm of torque.
The Ford Mustang BULLITT pays homage to one of the most epic car chases in movie history. Almost 10 minutes long, the iconic sequence in the Warner Bros. film “BULLITT” follows Steve McQueen at the wheel of a 1968 Mustang GT fastback as he chases two hitmen through the streets of San Francisco.
The special edition model’s 5.0-liter V8 engine is enhanced with an Open Air Induction System, and intake manifold, 87mm throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration from the Shelby Mustang GT350. Ford’s new rev-matching technology delivers smoother downshifts accompanied by a “blip” of the engine, and an active valve performance exhaust system enhances the V8’s signature burble.
Special edition styling includes 19-inch Torq Thrust-style wheels, red Brembo™ brake callipers and a faux BULLITT fuel-filler cap. The interior features Recaro sports seats, and each Mustang BULLITT will have an individually numbered plaque in place of the traditional Mustang emblem on the passenger-side dashboard. As a nod to the original car’s interior, the gear shifter features a white cue ball gearshift knob.
Sophisticated technology includes Ford’s 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster and the premium B&O PLAY audio system delivering 1,000 watts through 12 high-performance speakers, to create a rich audio experience for all occupants.
Ford enlisted the support of Chase and Madison McQueen, to unveil the new Mustang BULLITT in Europe. Steve McQueen’s grandchildren, supported by their father, Chad McQueen, starred in their own car-chase scene set in the Swiss Alps surrounding Geneva, a homage to the iconic “BULLITT” chase-scene that still resonates with movie fans today.
Appearing on the Ford Geneva Motor Show stand alongside the new Mustang BULLITT is a Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT powered by a 390 cu in (6.4-litre) V8 engine, the same model as the car driven by Steve McQueen in the movie “BULLITT”.