|1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback*||1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440 Magnum|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||3-speed automatic|
|Acceleration||0-60mph: 5.5sec||0-60mph: 5.2sec|
|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.