FORD MUSTANG UNICORNS: 2001 BULLITT GT
“ When i Believe in something, I fight like Hell for it. “
Steve Mc Queen
Launched the 2001 Mustang Bullitt GT after a concept version had won acclaim at the 2000 L.A. Auto Show, This car certainly pays homage to the 1968 Mustang Fastback in which Steve McQueen careened through the streets of San Francisco in the movie, Bullitt. it also serves as a reminder of the early days of Ford pony cars Based on the 2001 Mustang GT, this car has several features that make it one of the best (and rarest) mustang of its year. The Engine, a V8 SOHC 16 valve, 4.6 liter engine, has been slightly modified with a cast-aluminum intake, twin 57-mm bore throttle body and high-flow mufflers. It is capable of 265 hp @ 5,000 RPM and 414 Nm Of thorque @ 4,000 RPM. It was available only with a 5 speed Manual Transmission.
The suspensions has been improved for a firmer, better and lowered handling( Struts, Stabilizer bar, coil springs, 4-link locating arms, coil springs, sub-frame connectors). Also the Brakes have been upgraded, with 13.0 in. vented Brembo disc, PBR twin-piston caliper (painted red), in the front, and 11.65 in. vented disc, single-piston caliper in the Rear.
Team Mustang gave Bullitt special exterior enhancements and interior touches meant to capture the spirit of the movie car. Unique wheels(17 x 8 in 5-spoke American Racing “Torque Thrust” forged aluminum
), Tires(245/45R-17 BSW Goodyear Eagle), “Bullitt” badging and a brushed-aluminum fuel-filler door helped complete the look, with a factory serialized identification label included to verify each 2001 Bullitt as a true collectible.
This car was able to reach 0-100kmh in 5.6 seconds, and the ¼ mile in 14 seconds.
Ford Manifactured a total of 5.582 Bullitt GT (coupè only), splitted as follows:
– Dark Highland Green: 3.041
– Black: 1.819
– True Blue: 722
Why we consider this car as a unicorn? It is an uncommon 2001 GT, dedicated to the greatness of a legend, Steve McQueen. I will become a future collectable for sure.
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