Today, Ford revealed the 2019 Mustang Bullitt at the 2018 Detroit motor show – a special edition to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of Steve McQueen’s movie Bullitt and the 1968 Mustang that features in its famous car chase.
Performance wise, the Mustang Bullitt is based on the GT Premium with Performance Package – it thus features the same 5.0 litre naturally aspirated ‘Coyote’ V8 engine, which in the Bullitt has been boosted to 475hp (374kW) of power and 380 lb-ft (569Nm) of torque, connected to a 6-speed manual. These gains come courtesy of an active valve performance exhaust, a new open air induction system, an intake manifold from the Shelby GT350 and 87mm throttle bodies. As a result, top speed has been boosted by 8 mph/13km/h to 163mph/262km/h.
Visually, the new Mustang Bullitt was designed to look like the original 1968 movie car. The Bullitt features Dark Highland Green paint, 19-inch 5-spoke ‘torque thrust’ wheels, red Brembo brakes, a new grille and a host of subtle chrome accents – all in addition to features minimal badging (the only badges being the Bullitt logos on the rear and on the petrol filler cap).
Inside, the Mustang Bullitt is equipped as standard with a 12-inch digital instrument cluster with an updated green Bullitt theme, a heated steering wheel and a shift knob shaped like a white cue ball (intended as a reference to the ’68). Three options are available for buyers – green-accented leather Recaro sports seats, Ford’s MagneRide adaptive performance suspension and the ‘Bullitt Electronics Package’, a technology & safety pack which adds satellite navigation, driver’s seat and mirrors with memory capabilities, an upgraded sound system, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt goes on sale later this year, sadly only in the US. What do you think of it? If it came Down Under, would you have your sights set on it? Let me know down below!