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Unveil in California.... Most likely the 2018 California Special.... Nothing special.
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The 2018 Ford Mustang retires its V6 and evolves into a better car

The V6 is dead and the overall theme of the restyle is "1968 all over again"

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The 2018 Ford Mustang retires its V6 and evolves into a better car

The V6 is dead and the overall theme of the restyle is "1968 all over again"

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Unveil in California.... Most likely the 2018 California Special.... Nothing special.
The California event was simply that video they showed featuring the Rock. No Bullitt, no CS, just the standard GT, for now.

But... I still think there is a strong case for a 2018 Bullitt to happen, and here is why...

The new hood on the 2018 GT CLEARLY takes its inspiration from a 1968 - the same year that Frank Bullitt drove. The pair of heat extractors and the subtle vain up the middle are clear 1968 styling cues...





The following wheels were shown on the new 2018. They're 19" and look to be an evolution of the 18" "Foundry" design on 2015-17s. But they also look like they'd be spot on for a Bullitt wheel, if finished in gunmetal grey with a machined wheel lip, and Ford has been known to follow this practice for special editions, like they did on the 08 Bullitt wheels.

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This is one discussion where I have a little mixed emotions.

On one hand I would like to see a new version just to continue the line of "Bullitt" special editions. That just puts a spotlight on all versions of Bullitts.

On the other hand, I like how our Bullitts are somewhat exclusive as there were only two versions of them.

Now the honest answer, I am afraid that I may be tempted by a newer Bullitt. It would have to be Highland Green (or a similar dark green color). One thing, I will never, ever, absolutely never purchase a Mustang with a 4-banger, boosted or not. If they equip the next Bullitt with a 4-banger, then the decision is easy....NO WAY.
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They are doing away with the v6. I kind of like my 2014 v6 for a daily driver. Not sure how the 4 cyl. would be in comparison because I have never driven one. For me, the 4 cyl. would be just a daily driver car. Nothing special like a GT or special edition would be. If I were getting one for my "fun" car, it would have to have the v8.
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This is one discussion where I have a little mixed emotions.

On one hand I would like to see a new version just to continue the line of "Bullitt" special editions. That just puts a spotlight on all versions of Bullitts.

On the other hand, I like how our Bullitts are somewhat exclusive as there were only two versions of them.

Now the honest answer, I am afraid that I may be tempted by a newer Bullitt. It would have to be Highland Green (or a similar dark green color). One thing, I will never, ever, absolutely never purchase a Mustang with a 4-banger, boosted or not. If they equip the next Bullitt with a 4-banger, then the decision is easy....NO WAY.
There is NO chance of a Bullitt coming with anything other than a V8. Period.

And considering Ford's refusal to put any kind of automatic in cars like the GT350, Focus RS, Focus ST and Fiesta ST, I think there is a high likelyhood that a future Bullitt would be a manual-only model, too. The new GT features a dual clutch, but at that level of performance, the you basically NEED that to be able to get everything out of the car, even if it may be less engaging to drive. I could see the upcoming GT500 getting an automatic as many use it for drag racing (and many of the people who will buy them are, let's say, 'mature'. But on something like a Bullitt, I think manual-only is likely.

And let's be honest, our Bullitts are just a GT with a few extra goodies. If someone wants an automatic, they can buy a regular GT and get 90% of the performance, but if they want the special edition, they should have to conform to it only being a manual.

I think with Bullitt, too, there is always the conversation of "what would Steve McQueen/Frank Bullitt want?" And I think we can all say that isn't a 10-speed automatic...
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On the other hand, it will be funny to see Terry squirm if all of the sudden there are lots of automatic Bullitts!

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I'm happier with this hood than the original. It's a new turn on the old 1967-8 extractor hood.

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On the other hand, it will be funny to see Terry squirm if all of the sudden there are lots of automatic Bullitts!
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Here's another photoshopped version. I like it!


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And another!


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seriously, how easy would it be to make a 2018 Bullitt??? these photoshops show it. Make it green, take off the emblems, make it the track pack car, put some Bullitt symbols on it, and maybe the Ford performance upgrade 1 or 2. Would they have to pay a huge licensing fee for using the Bullitt name?

If I could just get those headlights on mine, I'd be pretty happy.
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