Ford is celebrating an anniversary. It has been 50 years since the movie “Bullitt” launched their Mustang into stardom. Now, thanks to scenes in this film, ‘Stang became the legend. To show appreciation, the Blue Oval company launched the special edition of the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt. This is the third time they do it, after 1968 and 2008 editions.
Back to the movie. Steve McQueen was the first man ever to drive Mustang Bullitt. For the special chase scene, Ford tuned this machine and got better handling, mostly because of the lower ground clearance. For 40th anniversary, the company launched the Bullitt again. This version had many unique upgrades.
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Review
We won’t go too deep into history. We are more interested in the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt. Yes, the past can teach us what to expect. Special details and parts which will boost the performance. Well, we got used to it with every special edition of Mustang. In future, we will also see Mach 1 and Boss 302 as well.
The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt is riding on the Coyote V-8 drivetrain. A 5.0-liter displacement is capable to develop 475 hp and 420 lb-ft of twisting power. Compared to Mustang GT, the anniversary version gets extra 15 horses. 2019 Bullitt top speed is 163 mph. This is another segment where the car is better than a GT, which can run up to 155 mph. The car is not getting a new 10-speed gearbox. Instead, Coyote pairs a 6-speed manual transmission.
Special features are similar to these we can find in the movie. Ball shift knob and black exhaust tips are just the most notable. To boost performance and appearance, Ford used some parts from Shelby GT350 model. Special calibration and air induction will be both stylish and functional.
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Price
The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt debut caused a lot of attention. Of course, the company did it at Detroit car show. Then, we could see the charity auction for the first 2019 Mustang Bullitt. Granddaughter of Steve McQueen, Molly, hosted the premiere and auction that ended with a $300,000 bid!
However, production models are not going to cost so high. Although the company didn’t set the MSRP of the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, we can expect it to be pretty expensive. Nevertheless, the car will get a limited number of models, and the sales start in summer.
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Platform
The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt is based on the GT concept. As all Mustangs, these two will share a lot of in common. But, the new Bullitt offers two paintjobs for its body. Dark highland Green is a trademark for this vehicle. Original model in 1968 carried this color. Alternative is Shadow Black. Other notable details are chrome accents on windows and 19-inch wheels. The new Ford Mustang Bullitt will get a black grille and special exhaust tips on the tail.
As far as we could see in Detroit, the interior of the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt will be stunning. Welcome screen will be shown on the dashboard screen. Digital cluster is making this car modern and elegant. Driver will feel the real pleasure with leather steering wheel and heating it gets. Finally, green stitches are everywhere – on dashboard, upholstery, seats, and of course, door panels.