Bullitt is back with special edition Mustang

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Pretty cool stuff, huh? The company has also teased a new auto that it's working on without giving away too much about it. Ford has teased the "Mach 1" at this event, the company says that it's going to be an all-electric performance SUV that's going to be launched in two years from now.

THE legendary Ford Mustang from the 1968 classic Bullitt has been unearthed - 40 years after it disappeared.

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It's unknown if any Mustang Bullitts will be allocated to the United Kingdom or how many of this special edition vehicle will be produced. The Mustang Bullitt also gets an active valve performance exhaust system with Black NitroPlate exhaust tips, Open Air Induction System, and the Shelby GT350's intake manifold.

Instead it tries to tap into the "effortless cool" of Steve McQueen with subtle styling additions, such as 19-inch aluminium wheels and chrome accents - red colored Brembo brakes are probably the least subtle part of vehicle. Underneath the Mustang's hood was a 390 cubic-inch V8 making 325 horsepower, shifted by a four-speed manual transmission.

Two identical 1968 Mustang GT fastbacks were used in the filming of the hit movie "Bullitt" that debuted in theatres on 17 October 1968.

As for exterior colours, aside from the classic Dark Highland Green the new Bullitt will also be offered in Shadow Black.

Molly McQueen, the granddaughter of Steve McQueen, launched the new Ford Mustang Bullitt. Similar to the Mustang in the movie, the limited edition vehicle has no badges, spoilers, or stripes.

AT THIS STAGE THE limited-run Mustang Bullitt will only be available in the US.

The green paint, the wheels, the functional yet elegant leather interior, it all speaks to that understated cool that Steve McQueen had in spades and is why the vehicle itself has become just as iconic.

Inside, the Bullitt can be had with a Bullitt Electronics Package which adds navigation, memory seats and an upgraded sound system. MagneRide semi-active suspension is offered, as well as Recaro black leather-trimmed seats with green stitching.

It went under the radar for many years until it recently resurfaced when inherited by Sean Kiernan from his late father in 2014.

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