2018 Bullit Tease
Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
March 9, 2017

With the days-old discovery of the previously thought destroyed Bullitt 1968 Mustang movie car, we’ve just seen a video posted to YouTube in January that is garnering a ton of speculation from Mustang fans that Ford may be planning a Bullitt Mustang for the newly designed 2018 model release. The talk of a 2018 Bullitt began online as soon as Ford showed the new car in a few previews around the country, but this video (titled “3 Days With Dwayne Johnson”) has it boiling at a fever pitch.

The video is a teaser showing the 3-day filming of a Ford commercial in Ford’s own facilities in Detroit, featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has been doing Ford Service commercials for some time now. The concept of the video is a “behind the scenes” look into a commercial shoot for another soon-to-be-released Ford Service commercial, but at 3:10 mark in the video, it appears that they are in a Ford design studio, and in the background are sketches that look mysteriously like a 2018 Mustang done up in full Bullitt style, with Highland Green paint and no badges. There are also sketches of 5-spoke wheels (ala the ’68 Bullitt’s Torq Thrusts) and a gas cap with what looks like a crosshair design similar to the 2009 Bullitt. Hmmmmmm.

Maybe it’s just the hysteria surrounding the ’68 Bullitt being discovered, maybe it was a designer’s conceptual sketch they forgot to take down before filming, or maybe it’s an intentional “leak” by Ford to get our blood pumping, but wherever the truth lies, 2018 is the 50 anniversary of Steve McQueen’s movie, making a Bullitt edition Mustang a no-brainer. Ford did it in 2001 and 2008, so why not 2018? We’re betting the farm that it’s going to happen.

We won’t bother to get a quote from Ford about it since they never talk about specific future product, but it is fun to dream about a new Bullitt in 2018 sheetmetal, isn’t it?