November 7, 2007

Ford announces price of 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt
2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt. Click image to enlarge

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Detroit, Michigan – Ford of Canada announced that the 2008 Mustang Bullitt option will be available on the Mustang GT coupe for an additional $4,495, bringing the total price to $38,494.

Only 7,700 Mustang Bullitts will be produced for the U.S. and Canada.

The launch of the limited edition 2008 Mustang Bullitt coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film that gave the original car its name. In the movie, legendary actor Steve McQueen drove a 1968 Mustang GT that gained cult status among Mustang enthusiasts, thanks to a seven-minute scene that film and car buffs believe defined the modern movie car chase.

The 2008 Mustang Bullitt features a more powerful 4.6-litre V8 engine with 315 horsepower, 3.73-to-1 rear gear ratio, new shocks and struts, front tower brace, cast-aluminum Euroflange wheels with Dark Argent Gray spokes, and P235/50ZR18-inch BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDWS tires.

The new Bullitt wears a close match to the movie car’s 1968 Highland Green paint, officially called Dark Highland Green. This distinctive colour has only graced one other Mustang, the 2001 Mustang Bullitt. The 2008 Mustang Bullitt calls back the original movie car in painstaking detail – right down to the dark green paint and lack of exterior badges, scoops and spoilers. The only visible identification is the word “Bullitt” dropped into a gun-sight graphic in the centre of the faux gas cap on the decklid.

The interior is understated in Charcoal Black leather and Satin metallic trim. The centerpiece of the interior is the hand-machined, aluminum swirl dash panel appliqu

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