700 special-edition 'Stangs headed Down Under
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The Ford Mustang Bullitt has been detailed for the Australian market, with the special-edition pony car to be priced from $73,688 before on-road costs when it arrives later this year.

Set to become the most powerful version of the Ford Mustang ever sold by Ford Australia, the Bullitt carries an array of unique appointments including a gruntier V8 engine, Dark Highland Green exterior paint, and gloss-black Torque Thrust-style alloy wheels.

Other features include red-painted Brembo brake calipers, Bullitt badge in place of the rear GT emblem, the removal of the regular Mustang badging for a "smooth, focused aesthetic", MagneRide adaptive dampers, Bullitt interior finishes, cue-ball style gear knob, and green stitching throughout the cabin.

That's on top of carryover features like the 8.0-inch Sync 3 navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 12.4-inch digital driver's cluster, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, auto-levelling headlights and automatic high-beam.

Thanks to a new induction and intake manifold with 87mm throttle bodies, Ford Racing air filter, and a Powertrain Control Module (PCM) shared with the Shelby Mustang GT350, the 5.0-litre 'Coyote' V8 in the Mustang Bullitt produces 345kW and 556Nm – 6kW more than the 'standard' Mustang GT.

All Mustang Bullitts come equipped exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, which features a rev-matching function. Ford says the 'blip' of the throttle on downshifts adds to the "vocal drama delivered by [the] standard Active Valve Exhaust".

The Ford Mustang Bullitt will arrive in Australia from October, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Steven McQueen film Bullitt, which first screened in theatres on October 17, 1968.

Pricing starts at $73,688 plus on-road costs (including LCT), making the Bullitt special nearly $11,000 more than the equivalent GT Fastback manual.