It's not every day that you get to see a piece of automotive history in the flesh. Today was one of those days. 

One of the most impressive car chase sequences that's ever been captured on film is the scene from Bullitt. With Steve McQueen behind the wheel, the brutal looking Ford Mustang was a menace to society. This has led to Ford building Bullitt Mustangs in the past and that time has come again in order to properly celebrate the movie's 50th anniversary. 

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READ about the all-new Ford Mustang Bullitt in its press release HERE!

Equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 good for at least 475 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, it will improve upon the Mustang GT with certain options standard, such as the Premium and Performance Package. In addition, it will benefit from an active exhaust, a upgraded induction system, and a Shelby GT350 intake manifold.

Of course the cue ball shifter will return as well.

Options will be limited to three separate choices: An upgraded electronics package, a more sporting semi-active suspension and Recaro seating that features a contrasting green stitch. Although I think it should only been available in the classic Highland Green, apparently Ford will also offer it in black as well.

Expect the new Bullitt to hit showrooms this summer.  

The 2018 Detroit Auto Show photo galleries are sponsored by Lexus. 

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#NAIAS: Get A Look At Automotive History In The Flesh With The Bullitt, NEW and OLD, Together In Detroit

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