Ford has a long history of offering special editions of its legendary Mustang. One of the most vaunted of those trim packages, though, has only been offered twice. The first time was in 2001, and then again in 2008. Yes, we're talking about the Bullitt.

Named for the infamous Dark Highland Green Mustang Fastback driven by Steve McQueen in the 1968 cop melodrama Bullitt, the car was famous for not just its pilot, but the high-speed chase it took part in during the movie. Now, we think we have images of the next Bullitt.

According to our spy photographers, the paint is a "dead-ringer" for the Dark Highland Green that has signified these special edition Mustangs. While we're inclined to agree, it's also worth pointing out that this shade looks very similar to one of the 2015's other new colors, Guard. We've yet to see one on the road (let alone in such dreary conditions), so it's tough to say for certain.

Other key items that might single this car out as a new Bullitt include its wheels. The as-yet-unseen pattern isn't of the Torq-Thrust variety like Bullitt editions, but the cues are clear. The sole item in the grille is an unbarred, galloping pony, while the Mustang bars on the rear badge are straight chrome, rather than red, white and blue. The expected "5.0" badges have been scrubbed for a cleaner appearance, well.

Now, the Autoblog office is fairly split as to whether this is the real deal or simply a 2015 painted in Guard and wearing a set of new wheels, especially as this would seem to be awfully early for Ford to be this far in development on a Bullitt model (which has typically come a bit later in each generation's lifecycle). We want to know what you think. We've got a solid gallery of images at the top of the page, so scroll up, take a look and then head down to our poll and let us know what you think this car is. As per usual, we'd also love to hear from you in Comments.

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      • 9 Months Ago
      I like the new mustang. That strong crease on the side reminds me of the 4-series' crease.
      • 9 Months Ago
      It's just a base vehicle. You can see an orange one on
      • 9 Months Ago
      Because it's a V6 model, duh! All previous V6 mustangs had the same red, white and blue stripe with a pony on it. Get it together AB.
      Jason Mosery
      • 9 Months Ago
      The 5.0 badges were scrubbed because this is a V6 model, not a V8.
      • 9 Months Ago
      This is a v6 or the 4 banger no doubt, Has no gt or 5.0 emblem at all. Plus bullitt would have gotten rid of the pony up front completely. Also no hood louvers... GT needs hood louvers at high speeds for aerodynamics and to help cool the massive engine.
      • 9 Months Ago
      Ever thought maybe that is the v6? or the eco boost? it doesn't say gt or 5.0 anywhere.. plus bullitt would get rid of the pony up front.
      • 26 Days Ago

      That is NOT highland green...............................

      Mike Lee
      • 9 Months Ago
      I'm sorry folks, but the new Mustang doesn't do anything for me. It's not exciting, not innovative, and really doesn't "stand-out". It's a pleasant enough design, but - at least to me - very feminine. It'll probably sell fairly well, but Ford missed an opportunity to give the Mustang a whole new design language for the 21st century.
      • 9 Months Ago
      This is hideous! Inspiration of a cat fish has morth into copying it entirely.
      • 9 Months Ago
      I think this is the one I'll buy. Forget the others
      • 9 Months Ago
      that is an ugly color
      • 9 Months Ago
      I wish they made this with a hatch, it already looks like it should be..
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