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Bullitt recreated: 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback vs Dodge Charger R/T

1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback*  1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440 Magnum
Engine 4946cc 7210cc
Power 325bhp 375bhp
Transmission 5-speed manual 3-speed automatic
Acceleration 0-60mph: 5.5sec 0-60mph: 5.2sec
Top speed 140mph 136mph
Fuel 20mpg 10mpg
Price (in 1968) $2,900 $3,480

McQueen may have been a great driver — and no doubt the film makers factored that into his character, Lieutenant Frank Bullitt — but on paper the Mustang appears to be the inferior car. With 50bhp less than the Charger and a heavy, big-block engine unsettling the car’s handling, it would surely have come off worst in a duel.

1968 Dodge Charger Drag Race

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