The 2020 Mustang Bullitt is as fast as its looks suggest. The Mustang GT on which the Bullitt is based is no slowpoke, thanks to its beefy 5.0-liter V8 engine, which produces oodles of low-down torque, and wide rear tires that manage to put the power down reliably. A stock GT will sprint to sixty in around four and a half seconds, but the Bullitt will cut it closer to four thanks to some improvements made to the chassis, which helps it lay down the power more efficiently. A 20 hp bump in power doesn't hurt either. The quarter-mile is vanquished in 12.4 seconds, and at full tilt, the 2020 Bullitt will top out at 163 mph. The combination of modifications places the Bullitt between the GT and rev-happy Shelby GT350, perfect for those with a bit of skill behind the wheel who want something a bit sharper than the standard GT.
In GT form, the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 produces 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque and is much loved for its rev-happy nature and linear power and torque curves. In the Bullitt, this engine gets a new breath of life thanks to some intake modifications that push power up by 20 hp for a total of 480 hp. The Bullitt borrows its modifications from the flat-plane-crank Shelby 350: a high-flow intake manifold with longer runners is attached to a larger throttle body, now measuring 87mm, up from 82 mm in the GT, and an exposed high-flow air filter sits at the top, allowing the Bullitt to suck more air through its angry green face. The 2020 Bullit features the dual-port direct injection tech and higher compression ratio enjoyed by 2019 models and beyond, as well as a slight increase in capacity to 5,038 cc, up by almost 100 cc over pre-2019 models. These small modifications add up and make the engine under the hood of the Bullitt feel more eager to rev out and adds top-end surge too.
A six-speed manual transmission is the only option available, and we wouldn't have it any other way. This transmission features a twin disk clutch, and rev-matched downshifts for an engaging driving experience hard to beat at this price. Not to mention, the cueball shifter is a work of tactile art.
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|Bullitt||5.0L V8 Gas||480 hp @ 7000 rpm||6-Speed Manual||RWD||17 MPG|
Despite the increase in power, the Bullitt manages to beat its sibling, the Mustang GT in terms of gas mileage. Ford gives EPA estimates of 18/29/22 mpg city/highway/combined, a combined improvement of four mpg. Good luck reaching those numbers in the first few months of ownership, especially when the exhaust valves are opened up. Compared to the more powerful Shelby GT350's number of 14/21/16 mpg, the Bullitt seems like an economy car. All V8-powered Mustangs share the same 16-gallon fuel tank, which gives the Bullitt an estimated combined range of 352 miles.
|Ford Mustang Bullitt Trims||Bullitt|
|Ford Mustang Bullitt Tank size||13.5 gal.|
|Ford Mustang Bullitt Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)||14/23|