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MUSTANG BULLITT PRODUCTION ENDS

The Bullitt Mustang has now come to an end with the very last one rolling off the production line in the USA this week, it is unlikely the name will be introduced again with the Mach 1 making its way this year and =the demise of the petrol engine over the coming years as the Mach E Mustang electric SUV shapes the future of the brand...
02/02/2021
In 1968, a certain Ford blazed its way onto the silver screen. That car was the Mustang GT Fastback. The movie was “Bullitt”. And as a star was born, history was made. Back in 2018, a 50th anniversary Mustang Bullitt revived that legend. With an upgraded 5.0-litre V8 engine, available Dark Highland Green paint and ultra-modern, performance inspired interior, this is a car destined to become an icon of its own. Sadly the last one of the limited run came off of the production line this week in the USA.

The 2018 model year Mustang was introduced and the Bullitt edition comes in two colours only, linked to a 6 speed manual box and producing 470 bhp this is a true muscle car for the collector. The shoot took place just before 8am in the morning, with the sun low down and slowly lifting above the fort enclosure where I was based it made for a variety of images. Using the Profoto B1 and B2 as light sources gave me some light in the shadow areas and also allowed to highlight the Dark Highland Green paintwork that adorned Frank Bullitt's GT Mustang in the classic sixties film.

The car doesn't have the usual Mustang badging but unique Bullitt logos, these are on the steering wheel and on the rear of the boot, I liked the delete of any badges on the fromt grill as well making the car look really stealthy along with the black 5 spoke alloys. This is only one of two Bullitt editions that Haynes of Maidstone will be delivering this year so a real privilege to photograph it before one lucky customer collects the car.

Over the last few years I have photographed a few of the original 1968 classic, one opportunity arose at Santa Pod last year when a classic and modern version were snapped together, the Bullitt now makes way for another iconic Mustang brand, the MAck=h 1 due in to the UK in Spring 2021, now thats a photo shoot i'm looking forward to covering.

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