The limited-edition Ford Mustang Bullitt warmed many a heart when it was revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit at the start of 2018 model, complete with an increase in power over the standard GT. But now the folks over at Steeda Performance have added a number of performance upgrades.
The 5,0-litre Coyote V8 has been handed a cold air-intake and performance tune, which bumps the peak power output up from 354 kW to 368 kW. A Whipple supercharger is also available, and its fitment increases maximum power to a whopping 552 kW. Additionally, the Mustang Bullitt boasts a Tri-Ax short-throw shifter and a black aluminium coolant tank.
To improve the handling, Steeda has made some changes to the chassis as well. New parts include a set of front and rear sway bars with welded solid billet ends and aluminium mounts; an IRS subframe bushing support system, alignment kit and support brace; sport progressive-rate springs; revised struts and shocks by MagneRde; and an extreme G-Trac K-member support brace.
The tuned Mustang Bullitt runs on a set of 275/35 R20 front and 315/35 R20 rear Nitto NT555 G2 tyres, wrapped around Steve McQueen edition wheels.
There are some visual enhancements as well. In the cabin, “Steve McQueen Edition” logos have been placed on the illuminated door sill, dashboard and floor mats. Outside, you’ll find an aerodynamic enhancement package for the front bumper, rear quarter window louvers, a bonnet strut kit and a rear emblem.
Steeda will produce 300 examples of its tuned Mustang Bullitt per year, at a cost of $20 995 (that’s around R300 000) … excluding the price of the base Mustang Bullitt itself.