4. 2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt
The ghost of the Mustang’s glorious past haunted Ford in the early 2000s. Not only that, they re-introduced the Mach I and offered the legendary Bullitt Mustang as a special model in 2001. For those who don’t know, Bullitt was a 1968 movie with Steve McQueen playing Detective Frank Bullitt who drove a dark green 1968 Ford Mustang. The movie became legendary for its iconic chase scene where the Mustang chased a black Dodge Charger on the streets of San Francisco.
Among Mustang fans, the image of that green Fastback has a cult status. And that is why Ford decided to introduce the Bullitt version. It featured a blacked-out grille, a Highland Green paint job and American Racing wheels. They upgraded the 4.6-liter engine slightly to 265 HP with 305 lb-ft of torque. But it was still enough to achieve an impressive 5.6-second 0 to 60 mph time. The Bullitt Mustang was somewhat more expensive than the regular GT model so Ford built fewer than 6,000 of them.