Ford Mustang Bullitt Arrives In Geneva To Mark European Launch
6 March 2018 - motor1
Bad news: it has less power than its American counterpart.
Ford has decided not to keep the new Mustang Bullitt as a U.S.-only affair as the special edition celebrating the movie's 50th anniversary will be sold in Europe as well.Based on the GT version, the tricked-out 'Stang gets the same naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine, but instead of developing 475 horsepower like it does in the United States, it generates a slightly lower 457 hp. It's the same story with torque, at 390 lb-ft (529 Nm) for the Euro model whereas the American version packs 420 lb-ft (569 Nm). Still, some folks are certainly glad the retro-flavored Mustang will be sold on the old continent.
Buyers will get to pick between Dark Highland Green and Shadow Black body paints to go with those 19-inch Torq Thrust-style wheels backed by red brake calipers. A faux Bullitt fuel filler cap also comes as standard, as do the chrome accents around the blacked-out front grille. Ford has taken the less is more approach as you'll find very few badges, with only the Bullitt logo visible on the outside.
Stepping inside the cabin, the limited-edition pony car comes nicely equipped with a Bang & Olufsen sound system packing 1,000 watts of audio power and a dozen of speakers. Other goodies include a 12-inch digital instrument cluster and a lovely gear shifter for the six-speed manual with a white cue ball gearshift knob. By the way, the gearbox benefits from rev-matching technology. Customers willing to spend more can replace the standard seats that come with green stitching with Recaro sports seats clad in black leather.
Debuting in its green metal today at the Geneva Motor Show, the Euro-spec Ford Mustang Bullitt will go into production from June and will be in the hands of customers in the second half of 2018.