A new tribute to one of the most famous Mustangs ever.
We knew there was an excellent chance this would be happening and now, thanks to Automotive News, we have confirmation. Ford will unveil its 2018 Mustang Bullitt at the Detroit Auto Show next week, specifically timed for the 50th anniversary of the iconic Steve McQueen movie that helped to further cement the Mustang’s iconic status. Although Ford has neither confirmed nor denied the Bullitt’s impending reveal, we do know a few things about the car in advance.
It’ll be dark green, obviously, and will probably also include five-spoke black wheels with a chrome lip – just like the original 1968 movie car. We’ve seen a few leaked images of the car in what was likely an official photo shoot, and we’ve also seen a leaked window sticker that revealed what’s under the hood: the familiar 5.0-liter Coyote V8. It’ll be paired to either the new 10-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. Ford will be auctioning off a Mustang Bullitt with Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 19th, with all proceeds benefiting the Boy’s Republic, an all-boys school in California that has one famous alumnus in particular: Steve McQueen.
We also expect for there to be more interesting features in the new Mustang Bullitt that'll pay tribute to the movie and its famous gearhead star and Hollywood legend. We’ll be on hand next week at Detroit to bring you all of the latest. Stay tuned for more.