2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt made its first appearance at Detroit Auto Show on 14th January 2018, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 thriller, “Bullitt”, which shot the green Mustang GT to instant fame. The 2019 version of the car combines modern technologies with a classic build, and its Highland Green colour is a nod to the famous 1968 Mustang GT.
Appearing in one other shade, Shadow Black, the car packs quite the muscle under its hood. Its 5.0 litre V8 can produce up to 475 BHP and 420 lb ft torque, allowing it to reach a speed of 163 mph, which is approximately 8 mph faster than the Mustang GT. The car is also a dream come true for muscle car enthusiasts since its only mode of transmission is an ivory white cue-ball shifter and it is packed with a six-speed manual gearbox. It has Mustang GT’s entire Performance and Premium package, and to add to the power of its engine, the car also features a Shelby GT350 intake manifold, Open Air induction, and 87 mm throttle bodies. The car has an active exhaust system and black exhaust tips.
The Bullitt’s exterior has been refined by Torque-Thrust-inspired 19-inch five-spoke aluminium wheels in black, a faux gas cap, angular grilles and sills, and chrome accents. Among its not so subtle acknowledgement of Steve McQueen’s ‘effortless cool’ is the car’s red coloured Brembo brakes. The seats are covered with leather and accented with green stitching.
To customise the car according to their own tastes, however, buyers can choose black Recaro leather-trimmed seats, MagneRide suspensions, 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. A 12 inch LCD display houses the car’s infotainment system.
While no dates and prices have been announced for the Bullitt, it is anticipated that the cars might be made commercially available by this summer, and they may be more expensive than a standard Mustang GT.