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Old 03-30-2007, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default 2008.5 Bullitt Mustang Performance Update

2008.5 Bullitt Mustang Preliminary Data:
4.6L DOHC, 400 horsepower naturally aspirated engine.
Aluminum block with wet sump oiling system.
Steel crankshaft.
Ford GT type cylinder heads.
Ford GT valve covers with special oil fill adapter on the right valve cover.
Special exhaust manifolds.
Special intake manifold with the plenum and throttle body located on the back of the intake, much like the original Bullitt.

Spy photo of a 4.6L Bullitt DOHC engine. Components bear 2008 casting numbers.

According to reliable sources here in Dearborn, there's more to the 2008 Bullitt Mustang's recipe than just a 400 horsepower engine though. Ford is said to be putting resources into the Bullitt for the specific purpose of creating a road-racing Mustang, which will be positioned between the Mustang GT and the Shelby GT500. When the Bullitt debuts, it is likely to feature numerous performance enhancements. For starters, the next-generation Bullitt will feature a standard brake upgrade package that is being developed with road racing in mind. Moreover, the Bullitt will also come with a handling package, which is being developed by Ford Racing.

Ford Bold Moves Flag: Get one today!

While the 2008 Bullitt Mustang is fulfilling Ford's promise to deliver at least one new Mustang nameplate each year |story|, this isn't really news to Mustang enthusiasts. That's because over the past several years, Team Mustang has had an historical affinity for developing special Mustangs any way. Consider that it was only several years ago that Ford produced both a Bullitt and a Mach1. More recently though, Ford and Shelby have been curbing the appetites of the Mustang faithful with the 2006 Shelby GT-H, 2007 Mustang California Special, 2007 Shelby GT500 and the upcoming Shelby GT. And Ford and Shelby are only just beginning.

More to the 2008.5 Bullitt?
Picture this: A Mustang with a 4.6L DOHC engine along with a road racing suspension, a six speed manual transmission and awesome brakes. Yes, we're still talking about the 2008.5 Bullitt, but think of what would happen if Shelby were to get a hold of it? It's already been speculated that Ford will ship semi-finished Mustangs (Bullitts to be precise) to Las Vegas, where Shelby will message them over and transform them into full-fledged road racing

The time, date and place for the Bullitt Mustang's introduction have been set. And while we can't provide that information just yet, be rest assured that its mere existence will not be comforting to Scott Settlemeyer, the Camaro's brand manager (who is doing a fine job!) and the Dodge Challenger team. But then again, when has that not been true.

Wow... I'm really looking forward to that car showing up at the dealership!!!
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