2008 Mustang Bullitt Specs, Colors, & Horsepower

Posted 12/1/2017 by Jason Konieczny

Check out all of the information you ever wanted to know about the famous 2008 Mustang Bullitt! Colors, production numbers, horsepower ratings and much more!

  • 2008 Mustang Bullitt Specs, Colors, & Horsepower
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The 2008 and 2009 Mustang Bullitt. Ford’s Follow-up to the 2001 Bullitt Mustang. This car, with the S197 Mustang design, was able to more closely resemble the exterior appearance of the original 1968 GT390 car driven by Steve McQueen! Like it’s older brother, the 2008 and 2009 Bullitt has subtle changes but the little goes a long way!

One thing about the 2008/9 Bullitt Mustang compared to the New Edge Version is that the 2001 Car is known as a “Mustang Bullitt” and the 08/09 car is a “Mustang GT” with the Bullitt Package.

One “2008 Red VP Bullitt” Prototype was produced. The VP is an abbreviation of “Verification Prototype. This car was made to ensure that Bullitt would perform as planned. It started its life as a 2007 GT with the interior remaining in stock GT premium trim with tan leather seats. The IUP dash/cluster, the black and red Gt500 seats, and steering wheel were added at a later date to spruce up the look of the car. There are NO PRODUCTION Bullitt parts on this car as they are all preproduction. It did, however, have an “early” version exhaust, some early chassis hardware, grille, and Bullitt faux fuel cap installed.


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Following are specifications for the 2008/9 Mustang Bullitt:

Exterior Changes
  • Only Colors Available: Highland Green Or Black Options Only
  • Modified Badging With Unique Satin Finish And Bullitt Crosshair Medallion On Rear Decklid
  • Fog Light-Less Grill With Chrome Bezel Installed To Have More Of The 1968 GT390 Look
  • Modified 18-inch Micro Machined Euro-Flange Bullitt Wheels And Dark Gray Satin Finish w /Tri-Bar Pony Center Cap
  • Unique 3.5-inch Stainless Steel Packed Exhaust Tips
  • Painted Dark Gray Calipers

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Interior Changes
  • Aluminum Shifter Ball Unique To Bullitt
  • Unique Aluminum I/P Finish Panels With Gunmetal Engine Turn Pattern
  • Aluminum Accents: IUP Door Handles And Premier Trim Pedal Covers And Shifter Trim Ring
  • Revised Cluster With Gunsight Graphics And Unique Font
  • Shelby GT500-Style Sport Front Seats And Shelby GT500-Style Steering Wheel With Bullitt Logo
  • Unique Aluminum Sill Plate (Scuff Plate) With Bullitt Logo
  • Serialization Plate On Strut Tower Brace

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Powertrain Differences
  • SOHC 4.6-liter V8, 3-valve; 315 horsepower; Increase From 300 Horsepower In The Standard GT
  • 5-Speed Manual Transmission Only
  • “Open-element” Cold Air Intake System & Hood Blanket With AIS Seal “Bullitt”
  • Specific Engine Calibration
    • Increased throttle response
    • Dual Knock Strategy Allowing The Mustang To Run On Either Regular 87 Octane Or Premium 91 or 93 For Improved Performance
    • Camshaft Timing Revision
  • Rear Axle Ratio: 3.73 Standard
  • Retuned Exhaust For Signature Bullitt Exhaust Sound
  • RPM Redline Changed From 6250 RPM To 6500 RPM

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Chassis Differences
  • Front Brake Pads Are Carbon Metallic
  • Bullitt Ride Height Lowered By Approximately 6mm Due To A Rear Spring Change
  • Unique Strut Tower Brace
  • Unique Shock And Strut Tuning

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Total Production Numbers
  • 2008 Bullitt – Total: 5772
    • 4346 Green
    • 1426 Black
  • 2009 Bullitt – Total: 810
    • 629 Green
    • 181 Black
Total Number Of 08/09 Bullitt's Produced: 6582 Total Number Of Pre- Production Units:
  • 2008: 29 total units 20 1PP 9 4P units
  • 2009: 2 total units