• Nov 5th 2007 at 12:51PM
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Right now as we speak, Ford is showing the 2008 Bullitt Mustang to a select group of automotive journalists in Dearborn, Autoblog included. The official info we take from this event is embargoed for a couple of days, at least until after Ford lets another group of select journalists, again Autoblog included, drive the Bullitt on the streets of downtown San Francisco (how appropriate). But until our First Drive of the 2008 Bullitt Mustang is published later in the week, we can show you this spy shot taken by a reader of MustangBlog.com in northern California. Click here to view a high-res shot and here to see another pic of what appears to be a Mustang similar to the Bullitt but in red.

[Source: MustangBlog.com]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Some of you just dont get it. You think Ford put all of their R&D money into this car? I bet, maybe, five engineers and a couple designers worked on this car. And seeing as you can pretty much get all the mods straight out of the Ford Racing catalogue, I doubt Ford spent millions on development.

      And why should Ford stop spending money on this and the trucks? Those vehicles rake in the cash.

      And the softer riding Fusion is said to be a better handler when compared to the Mazda6.

      While I never plan on buying any of those POS modded Mustangs, I welcome them with open arms. They give people a choice. And in some cases, those POS Mustangs perform a lot differently than a stock GT or a Roush or Saleen Mustang.

      Ford has come along way (maybe not as far as GM) when compared to the Ford of five to ten years ago. The Edge is selling. Along with the 08 Focus and Escape. And if I am not mistaken, while reports say that the Taurus sales are down, in reality they are selling slightly better than the Five Hundred (at least from what I understood on the news this morning).

      But I do agree with some, we need some Euro products here. But I am willing to give Mullaly a chance on that one. Bill Ford blew it big time.

      I love how people say Ford is doomed because of one car that probably cost the company next to nothing to "develop".
      • 7 Years Ago
      Damn, the polished wheel rims and chrome window trim looks damn classy.

      Any idea how much this will be marked up over MSRP?

      Because damn, suddenly my Focus is looking quite old...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I’m sorry, but remind me again why this car is being so hyped up…

      I really must be missing something.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You must have missed it. This one's green with a different tacky badge and different (yawn) stripes than the other ones.

        There's no question that this thoroughly modern autombile deserves to be marked up $5K over MSRP.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I wouldn't be considered a hard core hater but I must say that I am frankly getting of tired of Ford only focusing on the Mustang and the F series trucks, neglecting everything else that seriously need attention such as ALL of the other cars they currently sell in NA.
      All i can say is that it will be interesting to see the next few months when they finally realize that when it is too little too late.
        • 7 Years Ago

        The next time you have a thought, just... let it go.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Heh you have got to be kidding me.

        If anything the Fusion should be based on the Mondeo instead of a "Forded up" softer riding Mazda 6. The Flex is the equivalent to the Chrysler Imperial concept. It only appeals to a tiny percentage of the population. The refreshening of the Escape is an insult, not to mention slower than the previous year Escape. and the Edge...well the Edge is just Ford's attempt to stay with the current trend but not really setting any new ones.

        By the way where in my statement did i say anything about hop-up kits? If anything i condone them and prefer the money to be spent on a new design team or investing into importing more european platforms.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "The Flex is the equivalent to the Chrysler Imperial concept."

        Huh? The Imperial was a SEDAN the Flex is a CROSSOVER. Just like the crossovers from GM that are selling very, very well and appeal to more than a small percentage of the market.

        The Fusion is one of the best sedans out there. It trails only the Accord in most reveiws and is applauded for its ride, handling and AWD option.

        As for the Edge, they are selling as many as they can make. Right now the average turnover on an Edge is less than 5 days on a dealer lot.

        You don't have to like the facts but you can't ignore them or make up "facts" just because you don't like the products.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Before all you haters chime in, remember this is only Ford Motor Company's 4th Mustang model (V6, GT/CS, Bullitt, GT500).
        • 7 Years Ago
        You forgot the mustang V6 pony edition.
      • 7 Years Ago
      SNORE! All show and no go.

      G8 GT please.
        • 7 Years Ago
        This and all other non-v6 versions of the Mustang will DUST the G8 (yes including the GT Stang).
          • 7 Years Ago
          Not by much. Besides the G8 is a 4-door car...much more useful than some galloping horse.
        • 7 Years Ago
        LOL Better gas mileage? LOL the cyclinder deactivation thing is lame for a muscle car. Anyway, city mpg will be way worse than a mustang, and to get those hp numbers you'll need 91 octane not 87 like the stang.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thank for stealing our photos. These were never sent to you.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can someone please explain to me why in hell do all these companies even bother w/ the Mustang anymore? - I mean hell, this is now what the 500th "version" of the Mustang?

      All these companies claim that their pos mod is somehow better then the rest, yet in reality, each and every single one of these Mustangs have identical interiors, exteriors and just some minor insignificant performance changes...

      Be it Saleen, or ROUSH or anything else... its all identical crap - am I the only one not blind around here?
        • 7 Years Ago
        @MLF -

        Give me a break - A Saleen is a much different machine than a stock V6 Mustang.

        You must hate muscle cars in general because thats what a Mustang is and guess what, its the most successful one. Millions of people love their mustangs for a reason.

        I hate it when people want the Mustang to somehow be as light and nimble as a lotus, fast as a super car with the interior of a Bentley - its a freakin muscle car - get over it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @hc5duke - I know who its built by, but thats not my point - the point is that everyone (including ford) is just rebadging the same crap time and time again. I mean hell, take a stock Mustang, a ROUSH mustang, a BOSS mustang, a Saleen mustang or any other version of the mustang - just at a glance is there ANY difference between them? NO! - they all look identical, they all drive/handle near identical and the only big difference is the price of them
        • 7 Years Ago
        Guess you didn't see the first comment but this one's actually by Ford, not some "pos mod"
        • 7 Years Ago
        They build them because people evidently want them. If no one wanted them they would stop building them, plain and simple.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Carlos, did I say ANYTHING about hating muscle cars, or that I want the mustang to be like a Lotus? - no - all I said was that 99% of the versions of the mustang provide very small, if any upgrades in performance/looks or anything else - yet each time every single one is being advertised as something brand new and unique.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree with tanooki. Ford seems to be focusing on all of the wrong things (mustang, big trucks). Gm is doing almost everything right, while Ford is scewing up with the Taurus, Focus, every Lincoln and Mercury.

      They really should be trying to bring the Mondeo or a FPV aussie car and focusing less on the high selling mustang. (the one high selling car they have)
      • 7 Years Ago
      How much HP will be added? I think on the last generation, it was 300 (260 stock V8). Pretty sweet version of the Mustang, wouldn't mind one myself.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mustang, like the Corvettte is an American Icon. There are more Mustang clubs than any other, there is even a National Mustang Racing Association (nmraracing.com)devoted to drag racing Mustangs and Fords. The world mph and et records for a Pro-Stock drag racer are both held by IHRA Mustangs, which are much quicker and faster than the NHRA Pro-Stock class. Folks love Mustangs for many reasons and probably always will, and they can't wait for the next version, whoever it comes from.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Come on guys, get over it, modders love the Stang and Ford won't stop them from modifying the car. Next time you see a thread about a Mustang version, just skip it, will solve most of your problems with the pony...
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm with you and would love to see all the Mustang haters just ignore the posts they don't like or understand. Unfortunately, whatever their motives, they just won't FOAD, so we'll just have to ignore their crap.
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