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New Ford Mustang BULLITT to go on sale in Australian Ford dealerships, Salutes Silver Screen Legend
06/03/2018
  • New Ford Mustang BULLITT special edition model, celebrating the iconic Steve McQueen film’s 50th anniversary, will be sold in strictly limited numbers through Ford dealers in Australia
  • Available exclusively in classic Dark Highland Green, Mustang BULLITT is based on the 5.0-litre V8 Mustang GT fastback
  • Ahead of the Australian arrival of Mustang BULLITT, the 2018 Ford Mustang range will arrive Down Under with a more athletic look, improved capability and technology inspired by Ford Performance’s Le Mans and Daytona-winning GT racers
  • In February 2018, Australian sports car buyers made the Ford Mustang the nation’s most popular sports car for the 26th consecutive month, with GT and EcoBoost models

MELBOURNE, Australia, March 6, 2018 – The new special edition Ford Mustang BULLITT – celebrating the 50th anniversary the legendary film – will be made available in Australia for the first time.

One of the most legendary car chases in cinematic history, the iconic 10-minute sequence in the Warner Bros. film BULLITT follows Steve McQueen at the wheel of a 1968 Mustang GT fastback as he chases two hitmen through the streets of San Francisco, USA.

“Steve McQueen as BULLITT created a legend and Mustang BULLITT is the perfect way to salute an icon of the silver screen,” said Graeme Whickman, President and CEO, Ford Australia. “We’re excited to offer Australian buyers the Mustang BULLITT, especially on the 50th anniversary of the legendary film.”

Ford Mustang BULLITT: A unique version of Australia’s favourite sports car
The arrival of the Ford Mustang to Australia in late 2015 has seen it become a go-to vehicle for Australians searching for unmistakable design, performance and value for money. February 2018 saw Mustang leading sports car sales nationally for the 26th consecutive month, showing that Australia’s appetite for performance cars that offer emotive design, scintillating performance and make a statement at a standstill continues to flourish.

“We have to be quite honest about it – Mustang has far exceeded our expectations, and for that, we hope that the 2018 model – and the arrival of Mustang BULLITT – goes to show that we’re bringing in even more choices, options and flavours to help give customers the Ford Mustang they want.”

The Ford Mustang is offered in both Fastback and Convertible body styles in Australia, with a choice of 2.3-litre EcoBoost or 5.0-litre V8 engines. With SYNC 3 in every Mustang, which offers in-built sat-nav as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility, Australian-specification Mustang also offers a Performance Pack as standard, which includes 19-inch alloys, a sports suspension tune and, on Mustang GT, high-performance Brembo brakes. The most popular colour chosen by Australia Mustang buyers is, of course, Race Red.

As a vehicle that’s customised, modified and raced all over the world, Ford Performance parts were made available for Mustang through Ford Australia dealerships in early 2017, offering even greater levels of visual differentiation, handling and overall performance for Australian buyers. These include styling kits, performance exhaust systems and suspension packages to enable Mustang to be tuned to specific driving characteristics and tastes.

“If you haven’t driven a Mustang, I recommend you get behind the wheel,” said Whickman. “It’s an experience like no other, it begins from the moment you walk up to a Mustang – and then you sit in it and fire it up. It should be on everyone’s bucket list.”

Further details and Australian specification of the 2018 Ford Mustang BULLITT special edition will be announced closer to the vehicles launch.

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  • New Ford Mustang BULLITT special edition model, celebrating the iconic Steve McQueen film’s 50th anniversary, will be sold in strictly limited numbers through Ford dealers in Australia
  • Available exclusively in classic Dark Highland Green, Mustang BULLITT is based on the 5.0-litre V8 Mustang GT fastback
  • Ahead of the Australian arrival of Mustang BULLITT, the 2018 Ford Mustang range will arrive Down Under with a more athletic look, improved capability and technology inspired by Ford Performance’s Le Mans and Daytona-winning GT racers
  • In February 2018, Australian sports car buyers made the Ford Mustang the nation’s most popular sports car for the 26th consecutive month, with GT and EcoBoost models

MELBOURNE, Australia, March 6, 2018 – The new special edition Ford Mustang BULLITT – celebrating the 50th anniversary the legendary film – will be made available in Australia for the first time.

One of the most legendary car chases in cinematic history, the iconic 10-minute sequence in the Warner Bros. film BULLITT follows Steve McQueen at the wheel of a 1968 Mustang GT fastback as he chases two hitmen through the streets of San Francisco, USA.

“Steve McQueen as BULLITT created a legend and Mustang BULLITT is the perfect way to salute an icon of the silver screen,” said Graeme Whickman, President and CEO, Ford Australia. “We’re excited to offer Australian buyers the Mustang BULLITT, especially on the 50th anniversary of the legendary film.”

Ford Mustang BULLITT: A unique version of Australia’s favourite sports car
The arrival of the Ford Mustang to Australia in late 2015 has seen it become a go-to vehicle for Australians searching for unmistakable design, performance and value for money. February 2018 saw Mustang leading sports car sales nationally for the 26th consecutive month, showing that Australia’s appetite for performance cars that offer emotive design, scintillating performance and make a statement at a standstill continues to flourish.

“We have to be quite honest about it – Mustang has far exceeded our expectations, and for that, we hope that the 2018 model – and the arrival of Mustang BULLITT – goes to show that we’re bringing in even more choices, options and flavours to help give customers the Ford Mustang they want.”

The Ford Mustang is offered in both Fastback and Convertible body styles in Australia, with a choice of 2.3-litre EcoBoost or 5.0-litre V8 engines. With SYNC 3 in every Mustang, which offers in-built sat-nav as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility, Australian-specification Mustang also offers a Performance Pack as standard, which includes 19-inch alloys, a sports suspension tune and, on Mustang GT, high-performance Brembo brakes. The most popular colour chosen by Australia Mustang buyers is, of course, Race Red.

As a vehicle that’s customised, modified and raced all over the world, Ford Performance parts were made available for Mustang through Ford Australia dealerships in early 2017, offering even greater levels of visual differentiation, handling and overall performance for Australian buyers. These include styling kits, performance exhaust systems and suspension packages to enable Mustang to be tuned to specific driving characteristics and tastes.

“If you haven’t driven a Mustang, I recommend you get behind the wheel,” said Whickman. “It’s an experience like no other, it begins from the moment you walk up to a Mustang – and then you sit in it and fire it up. It should be on everyone’s bucket list.”

Further details and Australian specification of the 2018 Ford Mustang BULLITT special edition will be announced closer to the vehicles launch.

Officially homologated fuel-efficiency and CO2 emission figures will be published closer to on-sale date.

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About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

BULLITT and all related characters and elements© &TMWarner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s18)

[i] Not all SYNC® 3 features are compatible with all phones. For compatibility, see ford.com.au/sync.

[ii] Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc. Both require phones with compatible versions of Apple iOS and Android™ (respectively), active data service and genuine USB cable (available separately). Message and data rates may apply. SYNC® does not control Apple CarPlay or Android Auto while in use; Apple Inc and Android™ (respectively) are responsible for their functionality. Warning: Local laws prohibit some or all of the text messaging functions while driving. Check your local road rules before using these functions.

Officially homologated fuel-efficiency and CO2 emission figures will be published closer to on-sale date.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

BULLITT and all related characters and elements© &TMWarner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s18)

[i] Not all SYNC® 3 features are compatible with all phones. For compatibility, see ford.com.au/sync.

[ii] Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc. Both require phones with compatible versions of Apple iOS and Android™ (respectively), active data service and genuine USB cable (available separately). Message and data rates may apply. SYNC® does not control Apple CarPlay or Android Auto while in use; Apple Inc and Android™ (respectively) are responsible for their functionality. Warning: Local laws prohibit some or all of the text messaging functions while driving. Check your local road rules before using these functions.

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