Ford Aims To "Hit The Mark" With The Mustang Bullitt

Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 6:14 PM ET
2008 Ford Bullitt Mustang
2008 Ford Bullitt Mustang

"Bullitt" was a hit cop drama movie in 1968, with two super stars in the cast: Steve McQueen and a hotter than hot Ford Mustang featured in what was then one of the most exciting cars chases ever filmed.

By the way, the car McQueen was chasing and the bad guys were driving was a Dodge Charger. There were plenty of "discussions" over which car was better, the Mustang or Charger. But Ford knew it had a winner with McQueen behind the wheel.

If you haven't see the movie, you should. It still holds up very well. Anyway, it's almost the 40th anniversary of the film and to help mark the occasion, Ford has come up with something special: the Ford Mustang Bullitt. It's got 312 horse power, strut tower brace, x-pipe V6 style grill. I could go on and on but take a look at the video clip to see the car yourself!

Bullitt Mustang
Ford releases a "Bullitt" Mustang, a replica of the model Steve McQueen drove in the movie, with CNBC's Phil Lebeau

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  • Phil LeBeau is a CNBC auto and airline industry reporter based in the Chicago bureau and editor of the Behind the Wheel section on CNBC.com.