High demand for the Ford Mustang Bullitt has led to a price increase for the 2020 model year.
It’s as simple as that; Ford bumped the price simply because it can. Cars Direct reported this Wednesday on the $1,215 price increase and confirmed the extra price with Ford directly. The brand said the price change comes with no additional equipment and no major changes to the car.
Thus, buyers who missed the first wave of Mustang Bullitt models will simply spend an extra $1,215 for the pony car that recalls the famed film starring Steve McQueen. The price bump makes the machine a $48,095 muscle car, which includes a $1,095 destination fee.
Last year, buyers needed $47,690 to put a Mustang Bullitt in their driveway.
Why would buyers consider the special edition Mustang over a standard 2020 Mustang GT? For one, it’s pushing more power from the same 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 engine. While the standard GT makes 460 horsepower, the Mustang Bullitt sneaks a few part upgrades in, including a Shelby GT350 intake manifold. An open-air induction system and larger throttle bodies help the engine make 480 hp. There’s also a tweaked active valve exhaust system, which sounds lovely, if we may say so.
To help look the part, the pony car is available in the iconic shade of Highland Green (or black, but why?) and receives black exhaust outlets, and 19-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, there is, of course, a cue-ball shift knob. Just like McQueen intended.
Ford doesn’t often keep its Mustang Bullitt edition cars around long, but the brand hasn’t said if the 2020 model year is the car’s swan song. Nevertheless, it’s perhaps best to buy one now before Ford fires its Bullitt off into the San Francisco sunset.