A special edition of one of the most famous cars in movie history is now available in Ireland
Half a century later, the Mustang is back.
Movie buffs of a certain vintage, or indeed younger movie buffs with an appreciation for the classics, will know all about the iconic Ford Mustang GT Fastback driven by none other than Steve McQueen in Bullitt, released way back in 1968.
Famously, the movie featured perhaps the most memorable car chase in movie history, as McQueen chased two hitmen through the streets of San Francisco in a sequence that lasted for ten whole minutes.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary film, the new special edition Ford Mustang Bullitt is now available in Ireland, powered by an enhanced version of Ford’s 5.0-litre V8 engine delivering 460 PS and 529 Nm of torque.
Available in a choice of classic Dark Highland Green or Shadow Black exterior colours, the Mustang Bullitt features 19-inch Torq Thrust-style wheels, red Brembo™ brake callipers and a faux Bullitt fuel-filler cap.
The interior features Ford’s 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster, offers Recaro® sports seats and, as standard, also features Ford’s new rev-matching technology and premium B&O Sound System, delivering 1,000 watts through 12 high-performance speakers.
Each car, meanwhile, features an individually-numbered plaque in place of the traditional Mustang emblem on the passenger-side dashboard.
Commenting on the car’s arrival in Ireland, Ciarán McMahon, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland, said: “Nothing captured the spirit and excitement of Mustang quite like that amazing car chase in Bullitt.
“The new Mustang Bullitt packs a similar punch with more power, exciting new features like rev-matching and a B&O Sound System, and – just like Steve McQueen – dripping with understated cool.”
The Mustang Bullitt is on sale now in Ireland with a starting price of €73,092.
Following its launch last year, JOE was lucky enough to take it for a spin around the streets of Nice, an experience you can read all about here.
For more information on the Mustang Bullitt, check out the Ford Ireland website.