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Ford Mustang Bullitt Has One Significant Change For 2020

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And no one will like it.

Every year, automakers typically do some sort of update for each model in their respective lineups. The changes vary widely, of course, and typically involve packaging updates and price changes. More often than not, prices tend to increase every year, but typically not by much. For 2020, however, the Ford Mustang Bullitt is receiving one major change that we know nobody will like. Cars Direct has learned and confirmed with a company spokesman that for 2020 the Mustang Bullitt will have a price hike of $1,215, for a new starting price of $48,905 (including the $1,095 destination charge).

For comparison, the base 2020 Mustang GT begins at $36,725. Okay, so there's a price hike. What are the new standard features in that case? None. The 2020 Mustang Bullitt is exactly the same as the 2019 model.

The sole exception is the new price. All features, power output, etc. remain exactly the same. It's not the end of the world but it's still unpleasant whenever something goes up in price and doesn't offer anything extra to justify it. Fortunately, the Mustang Bullitt has plenty to offer, starting with its naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 with 480 hp (20 more than the GT) and 420 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is also increased from 155 mph to 163 mph. Other upgrades include an open-air induction system, larger throttle bodies, and even the Shelby GT350's intake manifold. And, of course, a six-speed manual comes standard with a cool Q-ball shift knob.

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The exterior offers up black exhaust tips, some chrome accents, and 19-inch aluminum wheels. Two exterior colors are offered: Dark Highland Green and Shadow Black. There is no traditional Mustang emblem up front in favor of a more subtle appearance. There are, however, some Bullitt logos, such as the one on the steering wheel. For us, this is the coolest new Mustang you can buy today. It's perfect for city driving, you know, like in San Francisco, or letting it loose on the track.