• Nov 6, 2007
click above image to view 20 high-res photos of the 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt

Straight up, we're high-res pic whores here at Autoblog, swapping our desktop backgrounds about every 20 minutes as we handle gorgeous automotive photography in the name of blogging. Sometimes we even take a few good ones ourselves, but the hottest snaps of the moment are these new ones of the 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt released by Ford today. Judging from your comments in our original post on the Bullitt reveal, it's clear that the vast majority of you consider the Bullitt the best expression of Mustang-ness to date. Seeing the Bullitt without all of those superfluous design elements that muck up other Mustangs is like looking straight back to 1968. You may think the new Bullitt lacks power, but you can hardly argue it's lacking in the looks department. Browse the gallery below and see for yourself.

Don't forget to check back with us tomorrow when we'll publish a First Drive of the 2008 Bullitt Mustang by Drew Phillips who was invited to drive Steve McQueen's modern muscle machine on the mean streets of San Francisco today.

[Source: Ford]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      There were two features on the original (1968) Mustang that I think should have been included in this car. One is the louvers on the rear side windows, although I would not want to see the wider louvers (3" slats?) that are available on other Mustangs. They would have to be the smaller (1" slats) from the original. With all the side-by-side racing in the movie, the louvered windows were very prominent.

      The other feature is the recesses in the hood that held small turn indicators. This feature was also visible in the movie in the opening scene of the chase and the aerial view before the chase got underway. Something is needed on the large very smooth hood on the new Bullitt, and this would be the only acceptable alternative.

      The addition of these two features could not only make the car more true to the icon, but would also make it a little less plain looking and make it look like it was worth the extra $$s.

      The car should not be lowered. The icon stood quite tall. The new Bullitt is already lower than the icon.

      Ford always seems to leave something out in their Mustangs, like they want to leave some space for the aftermarket people. If I was in that business, I would be working very hard right now on these two add-ons.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Blah.

      Looks like a rental car.

      I like the color though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I hope everyone here can realize that these are from the movie Bullit.... thats what makes it so special.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not bad. I think most were hoping for a little more. I think a lot of us simply held on to some hope that it would show up with 350hp. But it didn't, and if the $1900 price above the GT is right, it seems fair. The 01 was more unique, but in today's dollars that option would probably set you back $4500 on the 08.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now that I've seen the pics...
      The BULLITT in the steering wheel, the filler cap and the strut car... too much. Looks like a homemade modification. Blech. Needs the Pony somewhere.
      No brake upgrade? Suspension height... too high still.

      The turned aluminum trim is beautiful though.

      It doesn't give me the warm, fuzzy feeling when the other Bullitt was introed in 2000. Buy a standard GT... All the parts save the serial number will be available the the Ford parts catalog anyway. Skip the knob, get a tall HURST shifter.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ha, I was behind this car on my way home this evening. Those pictures are of Highway 1, north of Santa Cruz. I saw this *EXACT* car about 5:00pm on Mission Street in Santa Cruz. I didn't think twice until I saw the manufacturer plate and recognized the Highland Green paint. I got stuck in traffic behind the stupid bus and wasn't able to catch up. They decided to take 1 south when I last saw them. This is too cool!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Awesome car!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't get it ...stance is too high,too many bullitt badges.Save the the b-pillar glass for the shelby,needed louvers. I think this bullitt stuff is played out anyway...Next.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I may be the only one but every Mustang I see in a pic looks like it's too high (unless it has been lowered...significantly).

        It doesn't look any higher than a regular GT but I bet this thing would look slick with maybe a one inch drop.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sweet -- love the minimalist approach. No fake hood scoops, cheesy wing or any of that crap. Though I'm sure there will be some on this board who will scream "needs more rice!"

      Anyone know if there will be a convertible?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree about the front end. Sleek is cool, bland isn't. The rest of the car is very nice, right up until the price. There isn't a single thing in the car that makes it worth a large price premium over the standard GT. Any one can add an intake for several hundred dollars. The badges and interior trim are nice, but hardly worth an extra 5 thousand dollars.

      The regular GT is a steal at 26 k. The Bullet is uncomfortably in 350z territory, where it's just outclassed dynamically.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Love it!
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