2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt is Getting Ready to Fire Away
50 years ago, Hollywood’s foremost action star Steve McQueen got behind the wheel of a muscle-bound, dark green Ford Mustang 390 GT to hunt down a notorious kingpin. The movie was Bullitt, and it remains a landmark in high octane cinema to this day. For its 50th anniversary, Ford is bringing back the speedy car and giving it all sorts of modern upgrades. Indeed, driving the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition might be the next best thing to being Steve McQueen at the height of his fame. Well, maybe not the next best thing. Okay fine, it’s not even close, but this is still one heck of a sweet ride.
From the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, expect GT Premium Content, a slew of specs from the GT Performance Package, a digital instrument cluster and an active valve performance exhaust with black NitroPlate finish among other things. On the Dark Highland Green exterior is a menacing front grille and subtle chrome aspects, both nods to the original 390 GT model. For those who want to mix things up, the car is also available in Shadow Black.
Additional upgrades include Brembo six-piston front brakes, a rear anti-roll bar and a larger radiator. Under the hood is a 5.0-litre V8 engine that delivers 475 hp and can reach top speeds of 168 mph. That speed and horsepower, by the way, represents a modest increase over the standard Mustang GT, hence the larger radiator for extra cooling.
Inside the car you’ll find a leather interior with green accent stitching, a cue-ball shift level and the word “Bullitt” embedded in the middle of the steering wheel. It’s all intended to conjure associations with the original model. Meanwhile, the 12″ digital cluster is strictly contemporary, but we don’t foresee any owners complaining. Fun fact: the #001 model fetched 300k at a charity auction. Naturally, the official release will cost far less. Ford is expecting the 2019 GT Mustang Bullitt to be available starting midyear.