You’ll need a big wad of cash to buy Ford’s new Mustang Bullitt, as the first model of the special edition car has sold at auction for a hefty $300,000.
That’s around £215,000, a sum that would get you a new Aston Martin D11, any of Porsche’s 911 cars, and a decent flat outside of London.
Now Ford hasn’t officially announced the pricing of the Mustang Bullitt and the first car was sold through a charity auction, according to Slashgear, so the price was arguably artificially inflated somewhat.
But even with that in mind we doubt the Mustang Bullitt will be anywhere near the price tag of the car it’s based on, the Mustang GT.
While the Mustang Bullitt adds two custom paint jobs, tweaked handling and performance, and a more sophisticated styling to the base Mustang GT, the difference between the original car and the special edition are not miles apart.
However, special editions of such cars are made in limited numbers and can retain and even increase their value, as the pool of available models dries up. As such, for people with deep enough pockets and a strong love of American muscle cars and Steve McQueen films, the Mustang Bullitt could almost be seen as a form of investment.
That’s providing the buyers have the driving skills to keep the Mustang Bullitt’s 5.0-litre V8 in check and ensure the some 475 horsepower it’s estimated to produce can be kept on the road and not wrapped around a tree or in a ditch.
If that sounds a bit intense, there were a slew of other cars revealed at the Detroit Auto Show 2018, which could take your fancy this year and beyond.
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