As Ford Certified Master Mechanics, we know there’s a special breed of fan for the GT500 Mustang…and as luck should have it…there’s been alot of buzz surrounding the anticipated release of the latest model. Here’s a collection of excerpts from several industry authorities. Enjoy!
The 2019 Ford Mustang GT500 is all but Confirmed – MotorTrend
by Collin Woodard
Yesterday, thanks to a generous tipster, we found photos of what looks to be a new Ford Mustang Bullitt. Ford’s public relations team wouldn’t comment, but considering how production-ready the car looked, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Mustang Bullitt revealed at next month’s Detroit Auto Show. But thanks to some leaked photos posted on a fan forum, there’s a chance the Bullitt could be joined by another Mustang: the new Shelby GT500.
Bullitt Point: New Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition Caught in Chicago – CarandDriver
-It has been nearly a decade since the last Bullitt edition of the Ford Mustang. Inspired by the classic Mustang fastback driven by Steve McQueen’s character, Frank Bullitt, in the 1968 film Bullitt, the limited-production Mustang sported a spoiler-free trunk, retro five-spoke wheels, and a mostly badge-free body. Naturally, we were enamored with the model, even if the 2008 Mustang Bullitt edition’s 315-hp 4.6-liter V-8 engine lacked the oomph to overtake the Dodge Challenger SRT8 and its 425-hp 6.1-liter V-8 engine in our July 2008 comparison test.
-Now the wait for a new Mustang Bullitt edition appears to be over. After he spotted it on the streets of Chicago, the appropriately named Mustang6G.com user “Bullitt” submitted a handful of photos to that forum, two of which we’ve reproduced here with the permission of Mustang6G—hit this link for the rest—showing a Highland Green Mustang puttering about Lower Wacker Drive during a photo shoot. While the images don’t show tons of detail, they do reveal that the model sports the 2018 Mustang’s updated body panels and that the Bullitt once again will be equipped with a special crosshair badge at the rear, will sport a trunk without a rear wing, and will come equipped with a set of retro-chic five-spoke wheels. Other noteworthy findings on the captured model include big brake discs clamped by red Brembo calipers, black exhaust tips, and debadged front fenders.
New Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s supercharged V-8 leaked again – MotorAuthority
by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Earlier in December, a photo showing a 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 with the famous Shelby Cobra snake logo surfaced on the web. The engine was claimed to be the power source of Ford’s new Mustang Shelby GT500 based on the sixth-generation Mustang, though there was no way to confirm this. Fast forward to today and new images have surfaced that…
Officially Licensed “Eleanor” Ford Mustang Tribute Starts at $189,000 – MotorTrend
The “Eleanor” Ford Mustang from 2000’s Gone in 60 Seconds is one of the baddest cars to ever hit the silver screen. Whether you like the restomodded pony car or not, it’s easily one of the most iconic movie Mustangs ever—right up there with Steve McQueen’s Bullitt Mustang. If you have the bucks, an officially licensed version of the Eleanor can be yours for $189,000.
Fusion Motor Company (FMC) is the exclusive manufacturer of Gone in 60 Seconds Eleanors—like the one seen in the Nicholas Cage remake of the original 1974 film.
According to Fusion, each Eleanor is built to order and takes six months to complete. It begins with a donor 1967 or 1968 Mustang Fastback, which gets stripped and has its body bolted to a new frame. The handcrafted replicas get lots of reinforcements, carbon-fiber spoilers and splitters, and an optional carbon-fiber hood and trunk lid.