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Ford’s £47k special edition Mustang Bullitt firing to the UK this September

Written by: Neil

Remember that special edition Ford Mustang Bullitt we told you about near the start of the year?

Well, now we have more details on this rather unique muscle car – created to mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic Steve McQueen flick.

Last we heard, the Mustang Bullitt was being reserved for the North American market, but Ford has clearly had a rethink and is now accepting orders for the car in the UK, with prices starting from £47,145.

Production of the special edition Mustang is set to last until June 2019 and those who get their order in first could have one on their driveway by September.

What’s so special about it?

Lots.

It’d be an injustice for Ford not to tinker with the engine and that’s exactly what they’ve done.

As such, it uses an upgraded five-litre V8 engine, linked to a six-speed manual gearbox, to deliver at least 474bhp and 569Nm of torque and allow a top speed of 163mph.

This means it can dart from zero to 62mph in 4.6 seconds.

Stylistically, it features one of two unique metallic paint jobs: dark highland green or shadow black, while Bullitt design signatures can be found on the exterior front grille and splitter.

It rides on unique 19-inch Bullitt high-gloss black finish five-spoke alloy wheels, obscuring red Brembo six-piston front brake calipers.

Inside, there are Recaro leather seats with green detailing feature and a white cue ball gear knob, alongside a Bullitt instrument panel badge and unique chassis number.

If the raging V8 engine isn’t already making enough racket, an active valve performance exhaust system has been retuned to give the car a signature burble, while a 1,000-watt, 12-speaker B&O Play audio system comes as standard.

Bodystyle options are restricted to the fixed-roof Fastback, so no top-down action in this ‘Stang.

Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, comments: “Any new Mustang demands the attention of any petrolhead, but this special edition takes it even further. What a gem.”

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