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Car Review: Mustang Bullitt

Posted October 14, 2008 4:41 PM by Steve Melito
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We had to hand over the keys to the Bullitt today. I'm pretty bummed. Here's my capsule review: I love this car.

I followed the development of the S197 quite closely a few years back, and I think it's fair to say that Ford knocked it out of the park in 2005. I've always wanted a modern V8 Mustang, and our week with one just made me even more determined. Only, now I don't think I'd be happy with a GT. I want a Bullitt.

I often hear people complain that Mustangs are common (Mopar guys tend say this a lot). I never saw that as an issue. Common means affordable with great aftermarket support and great parts availability. But the Bullitt is a rare car. It's one of just 7,700 (5,600 were built for 2008, the remainder will be build for 2009).

Rare doesn't make this car special, though. What makes it special is the Steve McQueen myth, and of course that beautiful Highland Green. I really wish that Ford had made this color an option on the GT, but they saved it for the Bullitt.

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10/15/2008 12:18 AM

Ah! A chariot and my favorite kind! Ah Ha Ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!

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10/15/2008 6:35 AM

Look at the Bright Side. At least you got to drive one. Most of us won't even get to sit in one let alone drive one.

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10/15/2008 1:30 PM

Yeah, it's close, but the original was...superb!

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10/15/2008 1:35 PM

Best chase scene ever.

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10/17/2008 12:14 AM

...but, the "original" was a 390 cid big-block 'torque' engine, not a high-reving small block.

...of course, EPA and OPEC weren't a problem back then!

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10/17/2008 4:34 PM

I forget the exact count, but I know the R/T lost at least 6 hubcaps during that chase scene, and still had a couple in place when it crashed and burned...

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10/17/2008 9:14 PM

I've been thinking of what can't be done on the big screen and my result is zero:These are two dudes putting one foot in front of the other in a rapid fashion

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10/20/2008 6:16 AM

That's about right - today, what can't be filmed can be faked!

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