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.