Ford unveils Mustang Bullitt with retuned 5.0-liter V8

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Ford has developed a new limited-edition Mustang, as the company celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic Steve McQueen movie Bullitt, where the 1968 Mustang GT fastback played a starring role.

Fitted with a retuned 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engine, the tweaked Mustang develops 480ps and 420 lb-ft of torque, and will reach 262km/h. As a special-edition model due out this summer – the all-new Mustang Bullitt is equipped with a manual transmission, and the gear shifter features a white cue ball shift knob as a nod to the original.

The Mustang Bullitt has been given an active valve performance exhaust system, which has been retuned to give the car a signature burble, as well as a new open air induction system and Shelby GT350 intake manifold with 87mm throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration for optimal performance.

Ford’s limited-edition muscle car made its debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show alongside the original green 1968 Mustang GT fastback, ending a 40-year mystery about the film car’s whereabouts.

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