Ford Mustang Bullitt With 457HP V8 Wears Euro Costume In Geneva

The new Ford Mustang Bullitt crosses the Atlantic, giving European customers the chance to own one of the most popular special versions of the American pony car.

Instead of the 475hp of the US version, the Euro-spec Ford Mustang Bullitt is limited to 457hp (464PS) out of its uprated 5.0-liter V8 which is a little bit sad but not sad enough to spoil the excitement.

The V8 engine features an open-air induction system, an upgraded intake manifold, 87mm throttle bodies and a control module calibration straight from the Shelby Mustang GT350 to produce 457hp (464PS) and 390lb-ft (529Nm) of peak torque.

Paired to it will be a six-speed manual transmission with Ford’s new rev-matching technology which blips the throttle as the driver downshifts.

Customers will be given two exterior paint options: Shadow Black or the classic Highland Green. A set of 19-inch Torq Thrust-style alloy wheels, along with red Brembo calipers, chrome accents around the unique grille and windows, as well as a Bullitt-style fuel cap complete the exterior features.

Inside you get the latest 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster, a white gearshift knob and green stitching on the seats and a premium 1000-watt B&O PLAY audio system. Ford will also offer as an option black leather-trimmed Recaro sports seats.

European deliveries of the new Ford Mustang Bullitt will begin later this year. Stay tuned for the first live pictures from the Geneva Motor Show.

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  • Kagan

    why less hp in eu?

    • kachuks

      Maybe it’s payback for all those times a euro car was sent to the US with less horsepower.

      • Kagan

        Spot on!
        But it was us wishes.

    • Paul Webster

      Do you really have to ask?

      • Kagan

        Why not?

    • LWOAP

      Right hand drive configuration might have something to do with it.

  • Alexandro Pietro

    Aston Martin!!!

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  • john1168

    I think this may just be the best looking Mustang ever… I only wish it had an optional moon roof. I’d probably stick with the manual in this car myself but I think they should offer the 10 speed auto in it too.

  • psiqtas

    Shadow black? What’s wrong with them – do they not remember the classic cult movie anymore? Black was the “bad character” 1968 Charger!

    • rodriguez256

      They’ve offered the last two editions of the Bullitt in different colors, blue, black and green. But I couldn’t imagine wanting to buy it in any other color than green.

  • AnklaX

    after reading the title, I thought, ‘thats a mutang!?’ and took a second look. Well done Ford.

  • enthusia

    this looks much better without the amber turn signal part of the headlight found in the US spec. that always bothered me about the 2018 mustang facelift.

  • Craig

    The Mustang just doesn’t ‘speak to me’. And I’m not even sure why.

    • SteersUright

      Its too damn big. Its beautiful (from most angles), it has a powerful, wonderfully charismatic V8 restrained by wearing too big and heavy of a chassis resulting in an inelegant GT cruiser rather than a proper sports car. That said, every fiber of my being is thankful that it exists and hopes that it continues to sell well.

      • Bo Hanan

        I think the Bullitt should be a stripped-out lighter weight model. Not luxury.

        • SteersUright

          what a great idea! Its a huge car, if they could get 3-400lbs out of it, the current 460hp engine would truly shine.

      • Six Thousand Times

        The Mustang was never a proper sports car. It does everything pretty well, though. It’s a great car to live with as a daily driver. The Camaro’s a little smaller but you pay for it in interior space. The Challenger is a lot bigger but you pay for that by looking like an inbred single-toothed hillbilly.

        • SteersUright

          The Camaro would be for me if it weren’t for the visibility issue. I love the idea of an agile sports car with a big ol’ American V8. The Mustang is gorgeous but so big the controls feel a bit muted. I get its not a proper sports car, but its the only affordable one offered by Ford so why not go all the way and make it one.

          • Six Thousand Times

            Because you can live with it. You can get your nephews in the back seat for the odd joyride. You can commute in it. It’s got skills on twisting mountain roads. It’s got good pipes in tunnels with the windows down. Two sets of clubs easily fit in the trunk. You and Her Divine Grace can drive it halfway across the country and have fun. And you can do burnouts in it. If Ford could make it 10% smaller and still keep the same room then, sure, it would be perfect but as it is, it ain’t bad.

          • SteersUright

            I almost entirely agree with you, 100%.
            When I drove it, the Mustang only let me down in that it felt detached in the way that most fast, capable V8 family sedans do. I didn’t “feel” the road, the steering was decent but vague, the suspension and body motions were of a big car wafting over the road rather than glued to it.
            So it does many things well, but I guess I just wish they released a lighter, more hardcore, and buttoned down version. Nothing like the big, immensely powerful GT350R. Something more akin to how hardcore and capable the Camaro SS 1LE is.

          • Six Thousand Times

            Hopefully something like the Boss 302 and the Laguna Seca models from the last generation. Maybe I’m too old for hardcore, I need an all-rounder. Or maybe not rich enough to have more than one car.

  • And also available for UK market with RHD. Yay.

  • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

    uk is a country in europe….

    • Kagan

      A small part, 90% is lefthand drive.


    that’s one ford to you

  • Vassilis

    Stunning car. It looks so much better without those US reflectors.

  • Kagan

    What is the differnce between us and eu versions, except hp?

  • SteersUright

    Just too big in general. Every time I see one I think its gorgeous and needs to be shrunk down about 10%.

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