2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2008 Mustang Bullitt

Shortly after the all-new 2005 Mustang was launched, talk of reintroducing a Bullitt edition was rampant among Mustang enthusiasts. With the sheet metal atop the new S-197 platform so closely mirroring the classic 1968 Mustang shape, it's no wonder that so many people were excited when Ford unveiled the Bullitt edition Mustang GT for 2008.

Engineers tapped Ford Racing for a host of upgrades to make the new Bullitt much more than just an appearance package. Ford Racing’s Power Upgrade Package added 15 extra horsepower to the Mustang GT’s 300 ponies. Suspension tweaks included stiffer shocks, springs, and a strut tower brace, giving the Bullitt extra bite in the corners. Bullitt-specific front brake pads and 3.73 rear gears rounded out the mechanical upgrades, save for a true dual-exhaust system that was specifically tuned to sound like Detective Frank Bullitt’s own 1968 Mustang movie car.

In keeping with the classic film, the 2008 Bullitt was stripped of badging, scoops and spoilers, with the faux gas cap on the trunk bearing the only name of the beast. A unique grille and specially crafted 18-inch wheels finished the exterior treatments, while Bullitt-specific interior trim with Bullitt badging and an aluminum shift knob completed the Bullitt transformation. Each 2008 Bullitt was assigned its own VIN-specific serial number on a special ID plate affixed to the car's strut tower brace.

Available in either Dark Highland Green (specific to the Bullitt) or simply Black, the 2008 Mustang Bullitt is a thoroughly modern take on the original movie car legend.

Type: 90-degree SOHC 24-valve V-8
Displacement: 4.6L / 281 CID
Horsepower: 315 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque: 325 lbs.-ft. @ 4,250 RPM
Bore x Stroke: 90.2mm x 90mm
Compression: 9.8:1

Front: Reverse-L Independent MacPherson Strut, Stabilizer bar, Ford Racing strut tower brace
Rear: 3-link solid axle with coil springs, panard rod, stabilizer bar

Front: 12.4 in. vented disc, dual-piston caliper, high-performance pad
Rear: 11.8 in. vented disc, single-piston caliper
ABS: Four-channel ABS system, linked to all-speed traction control

Wheels: 18 x 8 in 5-spoke cast aluminum "Euroflange" wheels, finished in Argent Grey
Tires: 235/50ZR-18 BSW high-performance

0 to 60 mph: 5.0 seconds (Motor Trend)
60 to 0 braking: 127 feet (Motor Trend)
1/4-mile @ MPH: 13.7 seconds @ 102.7 mph (Motor Trend)

Total Produced (Coupe Only): 5,808
 - Dark Highland Green: 4,377
 - Black: 1,431