By: Andrew Cilio
The 2001 Mustang went largely unchanged from '99 and '00. The 2001 Mustangs got new headlights off the 2001 Cobra R. The GT model got the hood scoop and side scoops off the 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Mustangs, and a new wing was fitted to all Mustangs. Mustang GT's now came stock with 17 inch wheels, and the retro Torq-Thrust wheels were offered as an option.
A limited edition model called the Bullitt GT was offered for 2001. This special edition was designed to mimic the styling cues of the 1968 Highland Green Fastback that Steve McQueen piloted in the movie "Bullitt". The 2001 Bullitt was offered in Black, True Blue, and of course Dark Highland Green. The green color was only available on the Bullitt model. The Bullitt lost the grill corral, got red brake calipers, sleeker side scoops, and a unique aluminum fuel-filler door. The interior of the Bullitt continued the throwback theme, with old-school seats, 60's style gauges, and assorted silver interior trim. The Bullitt also got a modest 5hp boost in power thanks to a new aluminum intake manifold. Only 5582 Bullitts were made.
The SVT Cobra is back for 2001 after taking a one year hiatus. The Cobra carries over the same main components from 1999, but sports a few new upgrades. The Teksid engine block was changed to the Windsor Aluminum Plant, or WAP block. The Cobra also received revised cylinder heads, new suede-like special seats, and a redesigned spoiler. The standard wheels are 17-inch aluminum, but are available in an optional polished finish for this year. The Cobra also got a new interior.
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