We have to give the folks at England’s Silverstone race course for coming up with a unique way to promote their upcoming Silverstone Classic event which will celebrate the 50th birthday of the Ford Mustang. In a stroke of genius, they decided to create this video which is a loose recreation of the car chase from Bullittt using the course, instead of the hilly San Francisco streets as the backdrop. While the setting may not be accurate, the cars sure are. Both the Charger and the Mustang are perfect looking representations of the two vehicles used in what is probably the most famous car chase in movie history.
Like the movie, the Mustang sounds better than the Charger. You can disagree with us if you want but your opinion would be wrong. Yes, we know in real life that the Charger would walk the Mustang six ways to Sunday but this isn’t real life, so deal. One thing that is kind of neat is watching the two cars slide and plow through corners. The big Charger has a ton more lean and understeer than the smaller Mustang and judging by the way they look in this video, the Mustang may have had some suspension tweaks judging by how flat it corners and how composed it looks while drifting around corners.
The people who made this quick video certainly went all the way, having the drivers dressed just like the guys in the movie and everything! We wish they had thrown a VW bug in there for the cars to each pass about 50 times and maybe thrown in a flying hubcap of 12 like the movie chase, but hey, this is a fun promotion video and we thought it was cool!
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE A FUN RECREATION OF THE FAMED BULLITT CAR CHASE ON THE HISTORIC SILVERSTONE COURSE IN ENGLAND –