Scuderia Bizzarrini Livorno p538 Barchetta - Front view
2007 Ford Mustang Bullitt - Front three quarters view
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Ford has got it all wrong with the new Bullitt Mustang. It's tried to create a modern version of the original but, as I've just finished restoring one of the 1967 cars, I think I'm in a good position to judge. The new car is nothing like a modern GT 390 - it's much better.
While my new-old 'Stang gets off the line sharpish and can run level with some quick cars in a straight line, show it a corner and, unless you're wide awake, it'll try to kill you. The new Bullitt fires off the line in original style but, in stark contrast to the '67 car, can also get through a series of corners without the need for a rosary and a change of underwear.
The other thing Ford has got wrong is the name of the car. Rather than naming its new steed after a frankly average film (with an admittedly excellent seven-minute car chase in the middle) surely it would have been better to call it the 'McQueen?' Steve's the reason the car's cool, not the movie.