It only took Ford 40 years to get it right.
Edmunds has done a test and supplies a video of the result on their web site. It looks like a much better package than what was tried in 2001. Eager buyers will have a chance to pick up one of the 7000 that will be put up for sale for the 2008 model year for about $33,000.
Let’s face it, the newest Mustang platform fixed a lot of the inherent problems with the previous year’s platforms. And from that starting point Ford has created a Bullitt Mustang true to the spirit of the 1968 GT that starred in the greatest chase scene ever filmed.
Like the 1968 movie Mustangs the front grill is sans any horse or fog lights. They keep all the bling off this car, as they should, and by doing so, they achieve the look that McQueen often went for on his own cars. It comes in the appropriate Highland Green as well as black. The seats are improved by replacing the GT seats with ones from the Cobra version. The brakes have been upgraded with carbon front pads. Thank goodness they didn’t put bright red calipers on this car. The wheels are 18” made to echo the look of the original’s Torq-Thrusts.
From the sounds of the review they did pretty much the right things to the suspension by giving it a lower stance and control in the turns. As is typical with most car manufacturers (particularly the American) there is an abundance of understeer built in, but a good tuner should be able to remove that with a larger rear anti-roll bar and more aggressive alignment settings.
Thanks to Bill for the link.