As we told you back in March the new Ford Mustang is being released as a limited edition BULLITT model. The ‘Dark Highland Green’ Stang will arrive in Australia to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Steve McQueen movie. Today Ford Australia has announced local pricing along with technical details.
Aussies will be able to secure one of 700 examples from $73,688, whilst also getting their hands on the most powerful production Mustang ever. The 5.0-litre V8 will be the only engine on offer with 345kW and 556Nm. Other upgrades include an open Air induction system and intake manifold, Ford Racing air-filter and a Powertrain Control Module taken straight from the Shelby Mustang GT350. Although those keen on the new 10-speed automatic will be slightly miffed, only a six-speed manual is available.
The car will also feature new driver assist technologies as found in the mid life-cycle updated Mustang range. Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and MagneRide suspension come as standard.
“BULLITT is the car-chase of car chases, and we know that Australians are passionate about Mustang, so we’re pleased to have secured our own batch of this unique model,” said Ford Australia President and CEO, Graeme Whickman. “It further builds on the Mustang story in this country as we respond to enthusiasm for even more choice, additional features and personalisation across the line-up. Australians are looking for Mustangs that really stand out, and Mustang BULLITT really makes a statement.”
A tweaked interior offers BULLITT scuff plates, new finishes and green-stitched dash, door trims and heated and cooled front seating. Like the new Mustang optional Recaro seats can be selected. Joining the goodies list is a 12.4-inch digital instrument that visually changes between drive modes, inspired by the Le Mans-winning Ford Performance GT sports car.