Car guys and gals have probably heard of the Steve McQueen movie “Bullitt” where McQueen plays a detective that drives and very cool 1968 Mustang GT 390 Fastback and gets into one of the best chase scenes ever put to film with a Dodge Charger. That Dark Highland Green ’68 Mustang spawned homage cars that were official Ford products several times over the Mustang’s decades-long production run. The latest of the Bullitt Mustang special edition kicked off in 2019.
Ford is upping the price of the 2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt by over $1,200 and anyone hoping that a price increase means new options or more power will be disappointed. There are no apparent changes made to the 2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt. The starting MSRP for the 2020 model will be $48,905 including the $1,095 destination charge, which is an increase of $1,215 compared to the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt.
The 2019 Bullitt Mustang started at $47,690, including destination charge. Both models represent a significant increase over the starting price of the standard 2020 Mustang GT that stickers at $36,725. For the money, 2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt buyers will get a bunch of upgrades over the stock 2020 Mustang GT.
The Bullitt has a 5.0-liter V8 engine that is tuned to make 480 horsepower compared to the 460 horsepower of the stock Mustang GT. Torque is rated the same between the cars at 420 pound-feet. Ford also increases the top speed for the Bullitt Mustang to 163 mph compared to the 155 mph top speed for a standard GT. Performance goodies applied to the Bullitt Mustang V8 to get the extra power include a new open-air induction system, bigger throttle bodies, and a Shelby GT350 intake manifold.
The style is what sets the Bullitt Mustang apart from the normal Mustangs. It is offered in Dark Highland Green or Shadow Black paint with minimal logos on the outside along with 19-inch torque thrust wheels. Inside the car gets a Bullitt Electronics package, distinctive steering wheel logo, and a unique cue ball shift knob.