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Ford to Keep Making Mustang Bullitt into 2020

At the beginning of 2018, Ford managed to somehow dig up the long lost 1968 Ford Mustang that inspired generations by starring in Steve McQueen’s Bullitt movie. At the time, the Blue Oval announced the car as limited edition that was supposed to be made for about a year or so. That apparently is no longer the case. 
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Ford says the entire 2018 quota was quickly sold, and the popularity of the model – read the flood of money coming into Ford’s bank accounts – prompted the carmaker to extend production well into next year.

As per Ford Europe, the new production run of the car is already on sale, but deliveries of this fresh batch will not begin before the turn of the year, at least for the British market.

“Following a popular first run of production, in which the full 2018 quota was sold shortly after announcement, production into 2020 has now been confirmed and gone on sale,” the carmaker said in a statement.

"Deliveries of the latest run of Ford Mustang Bullitt for customers in UK will being early next year."

The Bullitt version of the Mustang was shown for the first time in January 2019 as a nod to the original movie car. Aside from visual upgrades – the most striking of which is the use of Dark Highland Green exterior paint  - the car has also been tweaked in such a way as to be niftier than the Mustang GT.

Under the car’s hood sits the usual 5.0-liter V8 engine, only tuned into developing 475 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. That amounts to a top speed of 163 mph (262 km/h), 8 mph (13 km/h) more than the GT.

In the U.S., the car retails starting from $46,595, in the UK, the price is £48,210, while in mainland Europe the tag reads €53.000.

The full details on the Mustang Bullitt can be found in the document attached below.

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