The 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt will get its Australian debut at the 2018 Motorclassica in Melbourne in October with 700 being offered for sale in Australia.

The 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt, built to celebrate the 1968 Steve McQueen film (50th anniversary this year), will debut in Australia at Motorclassica in Melbourne. Motorclassica runs from 12-14 October at the Royal Exhibition Centre in Carlton where more than 500 vehicles will be displayed.

“We’re so pleased that enthusiasts will be able to see Mustang BULLITT in the metal for the very first time at Motorclassica,” said Kay Hart, President and CEO, Ford Australia.

“The event is a must-see, and we’re delighted to be part of what’s a cornerstone event on the automotive calendar, and a great way to introduce Mustang BULLITT to Australia.”

“The Ford Mustang has become one of the most collectable models in the car enthusiast’s canon and its longevity is testament to its enduring ‘cool factor’,” said Paul Mathers from Motorclassica.

“Unsurprisingly, Mustang enthusiasts and Motorclassica have enjoyed a close relationship over the past nine years, which is why we are so incredibly proud to be chosen by Ford to host the Australian launch of the new Mustang BULLITT , a car that is destined to become a much desired collectable classic in the years to come.”

Australia will receive an allocation of 700 vehicles with prices starting at $73,688+ORC. The Mustang GT lists from $65,990+ORC.

The Mustang Bullitt will be the most powerful Mustang ever sold by Ford Australia, with the 5.0-litre V8 borrowing bits from the Shelby Mustang GT350 to thump out 345kW and 556Nm which is more power than the Mustang GT(Mustang GT makes 339kW – torque is the same). The engine will be mated to a six-speed manual only.

The Mustang Bullitt will offer the brand’s genius MagneRide dampers which are a cost-option on the Mustang GT (but well worth coughing up for). It will be standard with the same active safety suite as the regular Mustang line-up which now includes autonomous emergency braking and lane keep assist as well as adaptive cruise control. Ford’s Sync3 infotainment system will also be standard which includes native sat-nav and both Apple and Android connectivity. Interior styling tweaks include Bullitt scuff panels, green stitched dash, door trims and a white cue-ball style shifter knob.


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