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.