“Fifty years ago, a dark green 1968 Ford Mustang GT fastback with a 390 V8 engine took to the streets of San Francisco in the movie “Bullitt“. Ford Motor Company commemorated the thrill of the chase scene, pitting Steve McQueen as Frank Bullitt against the bad guys in a black Dodge Charger. forever cementing the legacy of the Bullitt Mustang. Ford Motor Company enabled its customers to put on the air of Steve McQueen’s character and the mantle of “cool” by releasing the Ford Mustang Bullitt, first in 2001, later in 2008/2009, and now again in 2019.
Wearing its iconic color hue, known as dark highland green, the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt roars to market with 480hp from its 5.0L V8 engine, much more than the big block in the original movie car. Shadow black is also an option for those who appreciate a more sinister look. The 6th generation Mustang on which the new Bullitt is based blends modern lines with the classic style of the 1968 fastback profile, especially as seen from the rear ¾ view of the vehicle. The 2019 Mustang Bullitt also links to the original move car with its chrome accents in the front grille area and the side window surrounding. A circular Bullitt badge is located in the area of the rear decklid where the gas cap of the 1968 car first appeared. It’s another callback to the car that started it all. There are no other Ford or Mustang badges, and even the pony in the grille is missing in keeping with the understated, clean look of Frank Bullitt’s steed.
The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt has mechanical credentials beyond its powerful engine so you too can chase down criminals in strong fashion. Large Brembo brakes with 15” front rotors painted red, in a nod to the 2001 Bullitt, haul down the car from speed. A suspension tuned with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S staggered tires, mounted on wheels styled as an interpretation of the classic Torq-Thrust design, puts the power to the ground. Whether accelerating, cornering, or stopping, the new Mustang Bullitt leverages the best of the revised 2018 Mustang platform. “