Every movie buff and car enthusiast knows that the undisputed king of movie chases is Steve McQueen’s Bullitt. Instantaneously one remembers the masterful driving skills, intense camera angles, dramatic music and, of course, the legendary Highland Green Mustang 2+2 piloted by the equally capable McQueen.
Officially licensed Bullitt-edition Mustangs is not a new foray for Ford, yet owning an automobile inspired by the movie blended with the conveniences of modern day machinery is a rather interesting proposition.
In a recent article in Autoblog.com, we caught a glance at what may be Ford’s newest special-edition Mustang. Looking at the photos reveals some very compelling evidence for the potential of a Bullitt-inspired Mustang. A keen observer may notice the color, unique rims, and a free-roaming Mustang emblem displayed proudly on the ponycar’s front grille (compared to the standard corralled stallion on regular-grade Mustangs). Less prominently displayed is a full-chromed Mustang badge on the rear instead of the usual red/white/blue composition.
Though it seems similar to the Bullitt ‘Stang from 1968, it must be said that it is fairly unusual to be driving devoid of any camouflage, even if the changes were simply cosmetic. Also, one wouldn’t expect a prototype mule so early into the automobile’s life-cycle, although it’s not unheard of.
The jury is still out on whether or not this is just a slightly modified GT or if this is actually what the automotive world is hoping it will be. With past special editions like the Mach I and the Boss 302, certainly Ford will have some kind of special edition for enthusiasts like us.