• Sep 19th 2007 at 4:25PM
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Last December we were invited to Detroit to view Ford's "Showroom of the Future" and were shown a dozen cars and trucks stretching out all the way to 2012. Nothing in Ford's pipeline we saw that day excited us more than seeing the upcoming Ford Mustang Bullitt in person. That was ten months ago, and since no cameras were allowed in the room, all we have is a hazy memory of a gorgeous green Mustang.

The car you see here (click the Read link for more pics) is likely the production version of the Bullitt Mustang we saw back then. A StangNet community member snapped these pics recently, and they suggest that the Bullitt will do away with any superfluous accoutrement like spoilers, louvers and hood scoops. Instead, it will be simple and plain, but more powerful than a standard Mustang GT.

Unfortunately, this little peek is all we get, so we can't comment on specifics except to refer you to a previous post on the Bullitt's leaked specs. The Mustang GT's 4.6L V8 should be producing 312 HP in the Bullitt thanks to a Ford Racing Performance Parts Power Pack, and suspension and brake upgrades are expected, as well.

We hope we'll meet the Mustang Bullitt again in person come January at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, but until then we expect everyone in Motown to lift up any car covers you see.
[Source: StangNet.com]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      All I have to say is you can dog the Ford Mustang all you want but as we see yet again Chevy and Dodge are playing catch up for a piece of the pie. Just like back in the 60's Chevy is going to release the Camaro to compete with the Mustang, and Dodge is going to release the Challenger.

      I agree that the alternate versions of the Mustang are silly. You can always make a better car by upgrading a stock Mustang GT with the extra money you'd spend on the special version. I guess people just want something that is collectible.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, a 12-horsepower bump. That'll really give those 6.1 Challengers something to worry about.
      • 8 Years Ago
      From the post: "Nothing in Ford's pipeline we saw that day excited us more than seeing the upcoming Ford Mustang Bullitt in person."

      Ok, I love Bullitts and all, but honestly, if this car was the "most exciting" car you saw that day, America is in for a rough 5 years (at least from Ford, GM cars are pretty damn exciting nowadays).

      To all of you that are disappointed about the 12 hp increase, just remember, the last gen bullitt had only a 5 hp increase, but it is what is done to the suspension and the rest of the car that makes a bullitt special. Hopefully it looses weight.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Tell me why people still insist on buying these cars, how many times do they have to reproduce the same car for people to realize they already have it. Maybe they do it so they can sell them to guys who take them to old car shows and lift there hood for the world to see, especially when they are next to an old stang. The classics are the best, any reproduction is jsut that a reproduction.
      • 8 Years Ago
      OK, there's a lot of talk about the mustangs weight here so lets put a few things in order. The GT still weighs less then a '02 Z28. Now to comapare the Mustangs real competition coming up. The Camaro: expect a solid 3800lb car. I base that on the 3777lb GTO (MT). The Challenger: It would be lucky to only weigh 3800lbs. It will be over 4000lbs. I base that on the 4266lb Charger SRT8 (MT). The GT will be nearly 300-600lbs lighter than its competitiors. But who knows in the end. If Ford ever decides to put IRS in this thing we can expect another 125lb, based on the 125lbs IRS added to last gen Cobras. Combine that with an engine update to keep up with GM/Mopar and the GT could wind up on the plus side of 3800lbs too.

      PS. the GT is a very solid 1 1/2 car lengths behind an ls1 f-body(stock vs stock). Dont trust the spec sheet from a mag of cars tested on different days on different tracks.
      • 8 Years Ago
      To Mike: yeah you are right. But ya gotta admit, Gm's interiors and lame styling of the beginning of the 4th gen was another major reason the f-body died.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder if the interior still costs 0.12 just the Mustang GT. This Bullitt is an absolute joke, just like the Shelby GT. Only the Bullitt does not have products from JC Whitney stickered all over it.

      Great job Ford...yet again you slide further and further into your self-dug grave.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have an 07' Mustang GT. It's a fun car and certainly eats up the Beamer crowd on the street. It's easy to pick on Mustangs there are a lot of them and they're affordable so the "elite" like to blow them off. However there are so many after market upgrades for them you never know what's under the hood from one to the next so look out big spenders. A "rustang" might just leave your expensive wheels behind.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Duh? I'm a Camaro driver and even I know this - The original movie car was plain-looking (a sleeper if you will) and so was the last one (didn't have a spoiler at all unlike the normal Mustangs, etc.) Why would the new one have all that?"

      The best car in the movie was the charger. The old Chrysler products ruled. Nice To see that one company still builds a cool car. Good job Ford!
      • 8 Years Ago
      500 different Mustang versions, and none seem to have a decent rear suspension. Nor are live axles needed for larger displacement engines. 1000HP cars (Bugatti Veyron) do quite fine w/ a double wishbone.

      • 8 Years Ago
      I wish they would update the suspension so that the car would at least handle as well as it goes. Having had a 87 GT, and 98 GT, still not impressed with the engineering that's coming out from Dearborn. See Jeremy Clarkson's review of the GT500 and how he compares it to the Roush.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Uh the above comment was supposed to be a reply to georgejetson.
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