• May 22, 2007

Apparently, we're wrong. We just spoke to someone in the know, who has seen the Bullitt and claims to be familiar with the car pictured. This individual says that this car is NOT the Bullitt, but is another named variant (hence the covered cap in back). The good news is that the same source said that the Bullitt's much cooler-looking than this GT. And here we thought Ford was just being extra-sneaky/slick with the red paint. As for this car, then, we wonder if it's just a minimalist package for the GT, a la the old SN95 GTS (or better still, the 5.0 LX Fox-bodies). We have to admit -- we're curious, and our source refused to divulge any more specifics. In any case, we're all flummoxed right now as the Pony parade continues.

Our friends at Popular Mechanics tipped us off to new shots by Jim Dunne that they've posted on their website. The pics depict a "mystery" Mustang being trailered around Detroit, but the first thing we thought when laying eyes on them was: Bullitt. Dunne would have paid no mind to the car if not for the covered-up faux gas cap on the rear end, which obviously means there's something to hide there.

For us, the black wheels and the ponyless, lightless grille have us all but certain that this is indeed the Bullitt. Take those two elements, replace the photo car's finish with Highland Green, and friends, you have the modern iteration of Frank Bullitt's trusted steed. Kudos to Ford for being clever. By not overly disguising it and using the red paint as... well... a red herring, the car hides in plain sight unless you know what to look for.

Head on over to Popular Mechanics for two more shots of the car, and follow the jump for a little visual aid we cooked up.

[Source: Popular Mechanics]

A little Photoshop, some virtual green paint, and voilà! Buckle up before you play cat-and-mouse with those shady characters in the black Charger.

Updated -- Reader Nick did his own 'shop work on the pic and said his was better. He's right, and it's now the one you see below.

Updated Again -- The original car apparently isn't the Bullitt.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I think that this is the bullit because the GT as you can see has a v-6 front end which it was reported to have. I agree that the back 3/4's of the car look very pedestrian and not very sporty but if you don't like it you're not part of the target audience. Also you can tell that the car has a suspension or wheel package it looks much lower and the wheels look bigger that 17's. Also they are black. But the seats of the bullit are supposed to be black but the interior is tan
      • 7 Years Ago
      So why would they leave the GT markings on the side? If you're going to the trouble to put a faux Bullitt gas cap on the rear and then cover it up....why would you leave GT badging on the side??
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can Ford put just ONE more version of the Mustang out there?? I don't think there is enough. What is next month's flavor-of-the-month going to be???
      • 7 Years Ago
      The wheels look just like the Ford Project Mustang GT? Could it be that one? or is that GT the Bullitt?
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      So if I bought Bullitt wheels and put 'em on my Focus, and drove around Detroit w/ it on a trailer, would every believe a Bullitt Focus would be coming out next?
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Mustang is the worst case of constant badge engineering. Poor Mustang owners who feel their car is "special" when the keep pumping out a new "special" Mustang every other week. It is important to keep a brand or model fresh, but this is getting nuts.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah! Another largely identical Mustang. Can't get enough of the sameness.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Perhaps you don't remember the Fox body from the 80s or the blob that was the 90s Mustang. That was Hell...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Another week, another Mustang variant... Ford is getting desperate.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Another week, another Mustang variant... Ford is getting desperate.

      Mustangs: Either you love them or hate them. However, Ford has no trouble selling these Special Edition 'Stangs. The beauty of the Mustang, is that it's cheap enough, that you can F**K with it and have no regrets. It's popular enough, that there is more aftermarket go-fast stuff than any other model car on the planet.

      Yes I want one, but mine will be a sleeper, and meaner than a rattlesnake.

      Just for the hell of it, go out, buy you a Mustang T-Shirt and belt buckle, then one day you should drop in on a Mustang club meet. You'll be amazed at what some folks do with their 'Stangs.

      I'm really not a fan of the "Factory 'Stang" it's the home cooked ones that are special.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Special editions are not badge engineering.

      Isn't this supposed to be a site for people into cars?? And your complaining about too many versions of an affordable, high-horsepower, rear drive car??
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