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EDITORS' NOTEBOOK: 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt, Day 1

Old 12-18-2007, 09:03 AM
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Default EDITORS' NOTEBOOK: 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt, Day 1

Again, I remember the old 90's style mustang had a Bullitt edition which begot the 68 coming back...interesting they should try again, and this guy is throwing the gauntlet, I know the challenger will certainly put it through the paces!

http://blogs.automobilemag.com/62239...y-1/index.html

EDITORS' NOTEBOOK: 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt, Day 1
EDITORS' NOTEBOOK: 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt, Day 1
Posted Yesterday 12:01 PM by DGluckman
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I absolutely love this car, even though I know it's pretty cheesy, [probably] way too expensive, and based on the now-aging current Mustang generation. It looks crazy sinister with its dark green paint and American Racing-style wheels, and the deletion of a spoiler and foglights streamline the package nicely. The standard Mustang exhaust note is made even more sultry by the upgraded exhaust. The manual gearbox (five-speed only, unfortunately) has great, positive action and a comfortable, vintage-looking knob. The engine-turned aluminum-finish dashboard covering looks pretty slick, too. I could do without the BULLITT badges between the taillights, on the door sills, and on the steering wheel, but I guess Ford needs to brand it clearly to make this car stand out from all the other bazillion special-edition Mustangs in history.

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Aside from possibly the Ford GT, a modern car hasn't shoved me into the 1960s (in a good way) quite like this Bullitt. Of course, classic rock is the only permissible sound track ... I cranked the tunes last night when Steve Miller's "Livin' in the USA" came on Sirius's excellent Classic Vinyl station.

All right Dodge Challenger and Chevy Camaro: your turn! I can't wait for this battle royale to finally get going.
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Excellent analysis by this Author! Thanks for posting. I'd take the Shelby GT over this BULLITT any day of the week!
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Default RE: EDITORS' NOTEBOOK: 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt, Day 1

Do you recall the Bullitt edition a few years back?
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Do you recall the Bullitt edition a few years back?
Sure, do! Year 2001.. the warden, err wife and I, were looking at getting one but I was set for a homeport change from Norfolk to San Diego so we opted to just keep our current car at the time.
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At 315 - 320 HP this Bullitt won't hold a candle to the SRT8 or even the 5.7 version of the Challenger. Thing is, it's not supposed to. Ford's just coming up with variation 152 of the current Mustang platform. Another "instant collectible". I don't know why they won't just put a 375-400 HP normally aspirated 5.4l in the damn thing. Call it the Mach 1, load it with options, price it at $34K and be done with it. I think it would be a hit.
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because ford cant make power like that with the mod motors, NA...not trying to talk down the GT500 by any stretch, but look at fords "fast" mustangs since the 4.6 has been introduced...bolt on 4.6s, especially 2Vs, have to rely on forced induction, because bolt ons just wont do it. at MF, ive seen a guy drop 25+ into a motor, NA, only to run in the high 11s? im in the low 12s with a 340 runnning 8 to 1 compression, in a 3700lb car...

the only respectably fast stock mustangs that have been built since the 4.6 came in were the terminators and the gt500...both blower cars.
the bullitt is nothing more than another appearance package from ford, but it does look cool...the same went for the new edge bullitt. i wrote a review of the new one, but i dont know where it was posted..
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A local dealership near me in MA (Acton Ford) has an `08 Bullitt with a sticker just south of $32K. It's in Black and it looks pretty nice. Comparitively, in their showroom they still have an `07 Shelby GT (white w/ silver stripes) and the sticker on the Shelby is a mere $1,400, give or take more expensive than the Bullitt and looks a helluva lot cooler (IMO). Unless of course you're trying to pull off the sleeper-look, the Shelby GT is still the best way to go.
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