Ford Mustang Bullitt: Five neat features on the revived Steve McQueen classic
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Jan 17, 2018,
Jan 17, 2018, 0:42
Ford has unveiled the newest iteration of its Mustang Bullitt - a special edition model that pays homage to the famed vehicle used the Steve McQueen movie of the same name. There's subtle chrome accents around the grille and front windows, classic 5-spoke alloy wheels, red-painted Brembo brake calipers and a black grille.
The original McQueen auto, one of two identical 1968 Mustang GT fastbacks used in the filming of Bullitt that hit theaters on October 17, 1968, had for years sat in a New Jersey garage. Similar to the Mustang in the movie, the limited edition vehicle has no badges, spoilers, or stripes.
Inside, it gets leather seats and green accent stitching on the dash, door panels, center console.
The Bullitt 'Stang edges the current Mustang GT for performance.
Ford has gone official with a new special edition pony auto called the 2019 Mustang Bullitt.
All GT Performance Package items are included on the Bullitt, and more. Ford stated the 2019 Bullitt will be available as a special-edition model this summer.
One of the most impressive vehicle chase sequences that's ever been captured on film is the scene from Bullitt. Additionally, the Bullitt steals the GT350's intake manifold with bigger throttle bodies and the powertrain control module. Buyers can choose to add black Recaro leather-trimmed seats, MagneRide suspension and the Bullitt Electronics Package which includes navigation, memory settings for the seats and mirrors, upgraded audio system and Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert.
The 1968 movie is remembered for a classic chase scene, 10-minutes of McQueen powering the Mustang through the hilly streets of San Francisco.
There were two identical Mustang GT fastbacks used during filming and both were sold off once the movie was wrapped up.
Kiernan says he'll never sell his vehicle, even though it's practically priceless. "It just kind of happened with life".
Ordering the 2019 Bullitt Mustang in Shadow Black would be sort of like buying a Back to the Future-edition Chrysler LeBaron.
Every motor show features new cars restricted to certain markets, but the U.S. has more than most.