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Discussion in '2019-2020 Bullitt Mustang' started by slowhand99, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Manders Mustang

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    My only concern with the GT350 intake is what it will do to the low end torque.
     
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    Jay Leno has driven it obviously

     
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    Autocar says some will be coming to the UK, in the summer and in RHD.

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-detroit-motor-show/2018-ford-mustang-bullitt-revealed

    They say in the USA it will be priced "well short" of the GT350 price.

    So a specced GT350 is around $65k to $70k, so I reckon the Bullitt will be in the $60k ballpark, so possibly £50k to £55k which is damn good for such an icon, that pretty much needs nothing at all doing to it.

    Definitely now wondering about waiting out for it.:love:
     
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    Anyone who wants a manual GT and has not ordered yet would do well to wait for the Bullitt to appear on the UK order books. If it's too expensive you can always order an ordinary '19 instead.

    I'm quite happy it's manual only, if it came with the A10 I might be looking to cancel my white '18 and order this green car.
     
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    You're not paying for an Icon though, the Icon is the original, this is more a brand (just to be a pedant).

    If you want to add some more fuel to the flame, it could well be fords last manual special edition, with the GT500 speculated to be running the A10 purely.
     
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    Agree with Manders, looking objectively, this is a marketing shot-in-the-arm to a model in the middle of its life cycle. Sure, it's a bonny colour, has nice wheels and has a mildly hopped-up engine. It's not even an original idea as they pulled this with S197 too.

    I still can't not like it though!
     
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    I also agree with Manders... :eek:
    Absolutely love it but they'll probably price it too high for what it (really) is.
     
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    Just for fun, I will disagree with young Manders...

    Arguably you could say any model after the original is not iconic in the same way. Is my S550 iconic? To me, yes. The 2019 Bullitt, again, to me - yes. It's a modern copy of an iconic Mustang yes, but an icon nonetheless.

    :ford:

    Damn you Ford, you will bankrupt me one day :tsk:
     
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    The s550 is a mustang. That is a brand of car, and is iconic in it's own right.

    The S550.2 Bullitt edition isn't an iconic car, it's a homage to the original. Bullitt is a movie title. In fact the only car that can be Iconic by name, are the ones used in the movie, and replicas of that 68 390 mustang Fastback.

    I would argue this point, for any Bullitt edition mustang ever created.

    This is, a special edition mustang, and not an icon. If they remake bullitt with a steve mander (rather than a steve McQueen) with a 2018 S550 Bullitt, then sure, it's iconic for that. :lol:.

    Neither of this is to say that the name is not iconic, and the car isn't special, but, for it's potential (speculative etc) price, is it worth it, as an icon, no. As a collectors item, and cool homeage, that's down to each individual (TT is currently selling his kidney, kids, wife, (and their non vital organs) and S197 for this lol)
     
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    Haha really [MENTION=6364]Twin Turbo[/MENTION]??? I thought he may be interested. I do get your point...I guess the correct phrase would be that these Bullitts will be a tribute to an icon.

    P.s. you can't be in the Bullitt reboot movie, no where near cool enough ;)
     
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    Too late already been casted for it ;)!

    yes, I can settle with a bullitt tribute edition, that's correct in my eyes :D.
     
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    My turn to be pedantic.

    "An Icon is a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration."

    Everyone here appears to be agreeing that this car, and the previous "tribute" cars, were built to be representative symbols of the original car, which makes them, by definition, icons in their own right.
     
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    Suck on them apples manders :p
     
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    So if we dress Manders as Steve McQueen that'll make him an icon? Just nah ;)
     
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    ^ this.


    The icon is the original, the ones after are a tribute, they are not iconic cars, the brand name (or movie in this case) is what is iconic. You show a regular person the 68 bullett movie car, they'll probably know the movie, you show someone the MY18 they'll say "It's a ferrari, whys it green" ;)
     
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    Spoke with my local Ford Store yesterday to register my interest should there be a UK Bullitt version.
    They were not very positive we would get any but we shall see.
     
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    I wouldn’t trust or listen to what they are saying to be honest. Surprised they have even heard about the US release of it. Most dealers aren’t fanatics, they are there because it’s a job
     
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    To right there Jimboy! They don't know F**k all about the 18 Model!
     
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    I have spoken to quite a few people interested in Bullits, so if you are seriously interested let me know, and I can mention it to some of the people I speak to at Ford etc

    If there are quite a few genuine buyers interested, who knows.....
     
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