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Limited-edition 2018 Ford Mustang BULLITT to sell in Australia

Ford Australia has announced it will sell the limited-edition Ford Mustang BULLITT in Australia following the launch of the refreshed Mustang.

NO DATE OR PRICING HAS been announced, but Ford Australia has said Australians will get the chance to buy the limited-run Mustang BULLITT which has been built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Steve McQueen film. And if you’ve never watched the 10min chase scene, you can below…

“Steve McQueen as BULLITT created a legend and Mustang BULLITT is the perfect way to salute an icon of the silver screen,” said Graeme Whickman, President and CEO, Ford Australia. “We’re excited to offer Australian buyers the Mustang BULLITT, especially on the 50th anniversary of the legendary film.”

Ford Australia is keeping quiet on details but we do know the Mustang BULLITT runs a tweaked 5.0-litre V8 making around 350kW. The thing is based on a Mustang GT and gets gear from the Premium and Performance variants available in the US. An active valve performance exhaust system is standard with new Black NitroPlate exhaust tips, and retuned to “give the car a signature burble”, as well as new Open Air Induction System and Shelby GT350 intake manifold. Other standard equipment includes a heated leather steering wheel and a 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster, identical in function to the cluster introduced on the refreshed Mustang due here soon, but with a unique BULLITT welcome screen that starts in green with an image of the car rather than the pony.

Exterior paint choices are limited to Shadow Black and the classic Dark Highland Green – as worn in the movie. Other features that pay tribute to the car McQueen drove are subtle chrome accents around the grille and front windows, classic torque thrust 19-inch aluminium wheels, red painted Brembo brakes, and a unique black front grille. Inside and out, the vehicle uses minimal badging; only the circular faux gas cap Bullitt logo on the rear centre is visible on the exterior.

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.