Mustang BULLITT

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Break the piggy banks open the Mustang BULLITT coming to Europe.

Motorhub staff love the Mustang with a passion – its actually in the job description! The movie Bullitt starred Steve McQueen and a car – the Ford Mustang. The inspired use of the new motoring genre of ‘muscle’ car has been cited as the spark for many chase movies subsequently. The classic film features one of the most epic car chases in movie history. Almost 10 minutes long, with remarkably no dialogue, the iconic sequence in the movie “Bullitt” follows Steve McQueen at the wheel of a 1968 Mustang GT fastback as he chases two hitmen through the streets of San Francisco in their GTO. To honour the coolest actor and car combination of all time – OK perhaps its a tie with Bond and his DB5 -Ford has built a special edition. The new Ford Mustang Bullitt pays homage to that famous car. The special edition’s 5.0-litre V8 engine is enhanced with an Open Air Induction System, and intake manifold, 87 millimetre throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration from the Shelby Mustang GT350… so its higher tuned! 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. The special edition styling includes 19-inch Torq Thrust-style wheels, 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.

We say forget green EVs – the Mustang Bullitt is the only green car you need.

 

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Michael Sheridan

Michael is Motorhub's Editor. Well known from TV and radio, Michael has been writing, presenting and judging cars since the mid 90's. He is a renowned Producer/Director and documentary film maker. Dozens of credits include: The Whole Way Round (Gay Byrne), The Shamrock Run (Alan Shortt), The Viking Run (Clodagh McKenna) and The Irish 66ers (David Mitchell) and The Climb for Kids (Colin Farrell). Print credits include: the RTE Guide (motoring editor 1999-2003), many national daily papers and Sundays including The Irish Times (freelance) plus other magazines. National radio credits include multiple at RTE Gerry Ryan show, the Mooney Show, The Dave Fanning Show, Drivetime etc. TV credits as a motoring expert include RTE's flagship current affairs show Primetime and TV3's Ireland AM. Michael also presented RTE's car show Drive! in the late 90s and directed some items in MPH2 on TG4. Michael contributes weekly on motoring issues to The Last Word show with Matt Cooper on Today FM. Michael has represented Ireland's motoring journalists in Motorsport at the International Mazda MX-5 endurance race series in Italy and the Arctic Ice Race. He has been a Car of the Year Judge for over 18 years and is a former Chairperson of the Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP).

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