Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Behold, a '67 Mustang GT 390 - 390 being the displacement of the engine in cubic inches. Steve McQueen piloted a green '68 GT 390 in the flick Bullitt. With 320 hp, a GT 390 could sprint to 60mph in about 6 1/2 to 7 seconds. Of course, the real street machine in Bullitt was the '68 Dodge Charger RT 440 driven by the bad guys. In the movie, McQueen handily chases down the Charger during the film's epic car duel. However, in real life, the Charger was far faster. To remedy this for the film, the Charger was fitted with thinner tires in an effort to retard its performance. Alas, there were no Charger RT 440s at the show last weekend.
Also note the white '66 convertible Mustang in the background. This one's equipped with the ubiquitous 289 cu-in V8.