Given that it doesn’t wear a premium badge in the traditional sense, the Bullitt is forecast to perform reasonably well against the more upmarket rivals that hover around the Ford’s £48,145 price point. Over the course of three years and 36,000 miles, our experts expect the ’Stang to hold on to 53% of its original value; a performance likely driven by limited supply. By comparison, an M2 Competition is tipped to retain 60% and an Alpine A110 54%.

The car won’t be cheap to fuel, owing to the rate at which it’s capable of getting through unleaded when driven hard. During our time with the car, we recorded an overall average of 21.0mpg. That’s worse than most of its rivals might have done although, as ever, our testing took in an intensive track session and plenty of on-road performance driving.

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Matt Saunders

Road test editor
It performs well in the depreciation stakes, but is outdone by the premium badge-wearing BMW and Alpine

On a UK-typical 70mph touring test route, the car returned 32.5mpg, which many might consider a reason to cheer from a 5.0-litre V8 American muscle car and would allow you to exceed 400 miles between fills of the 61-litre fuel tank.

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