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We Render A Hypothetical S650 Ford Mustang Bullitt

The all-new S650 2024 Ford Mustang was revealed in September 2022 with deliveries beginning this past summer, though the new lineup, well, it looks a little different than the outgoing S550 model’s. At the moment, the only variants one can choose from are the EcoBoost, GT, and the new Dark Horse, as the GT500 bowed out after the 2022 model year. Regardless, the new version of the latter range-topping pony car is already testing – as Ford Authority exclusively reported back in April – and a recent report indicates that an off-road focused Mustang Raptor (and/or maybe a Raptor R?) is poised for a 2026 debut, too. As for the possibility of an S650 Ford Mustang Bullitt, well, that’s also seemingly quite strong, which prompted we here at Ford Authority to render what such a machine might look like.

Conjuring up this hypothetical S650 Ford Mustang Bullitt wasn’t terribly difficult, as The Blue Oval has followed a similar recipe for the SN95, S197, and S550 versions of the famous, movie-inspired variant. That includes the model’s signature Highland Green paint, which is a must, though the prior-gen Bullitt was also offered in Shadow Black. Additional exterior changes included black 19-inch five-spoke wheels, a spoiler and badge delete, chrome trim on the side windows and grille, and a faux gas cap. Many of those same elements have been incorporated into these renderings, and they blend nicely with the S650’s updated styling, we think.

Inside, the S550 Bullitt featured a white shift knob, a digital instrument cluster with a unique Bullitt welcome screen, and a leather-trimmed interior with unique green accent stitching on the dashboard, door panels, center console, and seats. That model was powered by an upgraded version of Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8, which produces 480 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and is mated exclusively to the MT82 six-speed manual transmission, though it seems likely that an S650 version would offer more power, and perhaps maybe even the Tremec six-speed present in the new Dark Horse.

The very last Mustang Bullitt rolled off the production line at the Flat Rock Assembly plant in late 2020, but this has become the norm for the Bullitt – which has historically existed as a limited-production variant within the pony car lineup, one that comes along for a couple of years and then goes away for a while. Regardless, given how incredibly popular it has proven to be in the past, it seems almost inevitable that we’ll see an S650 Ford Mustang Bullitt at some point during the current generation’s life cycle.

We’ll have more on the past and future of the Bullitt soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Jim Elsasser

    Im guessing 65-70,000 dollars. And it looks just like the previous Bullitt

  2. cj

    The new has ware off the Bullitts…..been enough already time for new retros..

    1. Ron F

      Like a comeback of the BOSS 302 Mustang

  3. Smitty

    The Boss 302 would be sick!! Or come out with a big block (aka 6.8 L) and call it the Boss 429!!
    Now that would be RAD!!

    1. Lealand

      The Godzilla is considered a small-block by Ford (deck height and bore spacing are nowhere near what a traditional Ford big-block used) but yeah it would be cool to see say an all-aluminum pushrod engine in the S650 even if it was a limited run. The heads flow enough right out of the box for 600 horsepower when cammed appropriately so some CNC work would help a 7.0 ( for an actual “Boss 429”) or 7.3 make over 500 hp with factory emissions and durability requirements plus such an engine could be shared with the regular Raptor and the Predator V8 could live on in the Raptor R along with whatever Mustangs Ford intends to use that engine in. It would also offer a nice counter experience to the Coyote with an engine that has lots of grunt in the low to mid-power range.

  4. Lealand

    You know what would be cool with an S650 Bullitt. All of the Dark Horse goodies without the Dark Horse look. 500 HP V8, DH Brakes, DH Suspension, Tremec M6, Trans Cooler, Oil Cooler, whatever heavy-duty bits come on the DH along with the Handling Package (albeit tuned for the less aggressive aero on the Bullitt). Make an S650 Bullitt the 911 GT3 Touring of the Mustang world instead of the milquetoast offering it’s been since the S-197.


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