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post #31 of 266 (permalink) Old 01-20-2017, 03:41 PM Thread Starter

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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.
The fact that developing a Bullitt would be quite easy - basically doing what you stated and the fact that the 2018 styling clearly pays homage to that of 1968 Mustangs are the reasons I think a 2018 Bullitt could, and should happen.

There are three reasons I feel it may not, though.

1) Neither the 01 or 08 Bullitts hit sales the sales targets Ford set for them. Ford planned for 6500 2001 Bullitts, but only wound up producing 5582. Similarly, they planned for 7700 2008 Bullitts, but only sold 6624. Now both of these poor sales figures can probably be mostly attributed to poor economies (especially in 2008 ), but when the penny pinchers go to look at those numbers to approve a new car, that info may not make a difference. If they didn't meet sales targets before, it won't now, so that may be a reason not to build one.

2) In order to produce a Bullitt, Ford has to work with, get approvals from and pay royalties to both Warner Brothers (who own the film, Bullitt), and the McQueen family trust. Both are difficult to please, and the royalties, while I don't think are a huge sum of money, is extra expenditure that Ford may not want to make again.

3) With S650 coming in 2020, Ford now has effectively only two model years remaining for S550. This means they have only two model years to produce all of the different feature cars they'd like to produce. With GT350 already in production, and only two more years to do Bullitt, Mach 1 and GT500, I have a sneaking suspicion that Bullitt would be the first domino to fall from that list.

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Topnotch has created a few variations on the 2018 Bullitt theme. Excellent work, bud!








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Aw, man - that grille is terrific.

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Aw, man - that grille is terrific.
I agree, the front is killer, frankly not that FORD cares about one guys opinion but that would be the only way I would strongly consider buying a 'new age ' mustang .... the front and color on that is outstanding, one would hope it carried over to the rest of the car. ( it would be great to see how these folks 'rendered' the rest of the car... ) throw in everything the Boss 302 had plus some "bullitt" specific items and I think they would have a hit and not only with us bullittheads

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It all boils down to "how many old timers are still alive and have enough money in the bank and are not too feeble to drive are there?"

And that's the truth.

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It all boils down to "how many old timers are still alive and have enough money in the bank and are not too feeble to drive are there?"

And that's the truth.
I think you're grossly underestimating who is buying Mustangs, these days. Sure, many of you "more mature" guys are, but plenty of younger people are as well. I'm only 31 and I'd definitely strongly consider one if it happens.

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I think you're grossly underestimating who is buying Mustangs, these days. Sure, many of you "more mature" guys are, but plenty of younger people are as well. I'm only 31 and I'd definitely strongly consider one if it happens.
And I think you're grossly overestimating the knowledge and interest that young whippersnappers have in the whole Bullitt mantra.

If I had a dime for every dumb look I got when I said "It's based on the '68 Mustang 390 GT that Steve McQueen drove in the movie 'Bullitt,'" I'd be rich.

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And I think you're grossly overestimating the knowledge and interest that young whippersnappers have in the whole Bullitt mantra.

If I had a dime for every dumb look I got when I said "It's based on the '68 Mustang 390 GT that Steve McQueen drove in the movie 'Bullitt,'" I'd be rich.

What he said, The Movie was 49 years ago. The average 35 year old doesn't know and doesn't care about the Movie or the Man.

On the other hand, if I was in the market for a new 5.0 Coupe, mine would be green with Spoiler delete.
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Check this out - Bullitt S550 Mustang Leaked in Video? - 2015+ S550 Mustang Forum (GT, GT350, GT500, Mach 1, Ecoboost) - Mustang6G.com

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Old timer! More mature. < I like that better. But hey I'm in the middle of those two. OLD FART! I'm in for 2018 Bullitt!!
Thanks for posting the video Tony!!! SLOBBER SLOBBER!
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Yes!!

Haven't been here in a while, but when I saw this on Jalopnik...I just about peed my pants.
Did The Rock Just Accidentally Leak Ford's New*Bullitt*Mustang?

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What he said, The Movie was 49 years ago. The average 35 year old doesn't know and doesn't care about the Movie or the Man.

On the other hand, if I was in the market for a new 5.0 Coupe, mine would be green with Spoiler delete.
24 y.o. Bullitt owner here!
And I'm social media associates with a few other young Bullitt owners.
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Looking back on it, I can agree with the premise that just perhaps Sonny & Cher were a bit over the top in their automotive selections.

An '18 Bullitt? Anything is possible, I suppose. But I do keep in mind that the '08-'09 models were dogs as far as sales numbers are concerned. Ford does prefer to sell many cars...
The fact that Ford projected only 7700 for sales told me they knew it wasn't going to be over the top on sales. The same applies for the 01 model year projection of 6500. I doubt that it was too much of a detriment to their business case. As long as there is a business case whereby they sell more cars, than they would without the Bullitt model, and the investment, in the SE, differentiation isn't that great. So it's a low bar and a small number of the SE would be viable as a sales enticement.

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Did The Rock Just Accidentally Leak Ford's New*Bullitt*Mustang?

im soooooooo ready. my wallet....not so much lol

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