2009 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2009 Mustang Bullitt

Demand was so extreme for the classic-styled 2008 Bullitt that Ford added another year of production for 2009. Essentially a carry-over from the previous year, the definitive movie star Mustang continued with a low-key style that was unmistakably Bullitt. The 2009 model wasn’t without its own unique bits however – interior ambient lighting and satellite radio became standard items, and although the new-for-2009 Mustang glass roof option wasn’t offered for the Bullitt, Dark Highland Green remained an exclusive color option.

Also sticking with the Bullitt was its upgraded engine, suspension and exhaust, much of it courtesy of Ford Racing. In fact, Ford engineers continually referenced the 1968 film while tuning the Bullitt’s exhaust system, making sure that all the aural magic of the original was present in the modern version. A revised intake, 3:73 gears, unique interior trim, upgraded brake pads and unique wheels rounded out the 2009 Bullitt package.

From the streets of Detroit to the hills of San Francisco, the Bullitt’s "sleeper" styling, muscle car performance and Hollywood roots make it a modern-day classic with stage presence to spare. As for being a wolf in sheep’s clothing, well, that’s just a Bullitt bonus.

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): 816
 - Dark Highland Green: 635
 - Black - 181