Introducing the 2019 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Bullitt
Although five decades have passed, fans around the world agree that there’s never been a car chase scene quite like the 10-minute romp through San Francisco that helped catapult 1968 smash-hit Bullitt into the spotlight.
Starring Steve McQueen, the movie’s chase showcased a pair of hit-men pursuing McQueen’s character, Frank Bullitt. Bullitt, a lieutenant with the San Francisco Police Department, turned the tables before long, however, hurtling after the villains’ Dodge Charger in a ‘68 Ford Mustang GT colored a now-iconic shade of green.
50 years later, the spirit of Bullitt’s legendary ride returns to the Ford family in the limited-edition 2019 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Bullitt. Here’s what makes it so special.
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
Underneath the hood, the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt features a motor that would have done the Lieutenant proud. It’s outfitted with a retuned, 5.0-liter V8 engine that serves up a massive 475 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, and it’s capable of reaching a top speed of 163 mph – though we wouldn’t recommend pushing the Bullitt to its limits without the help of a professional.
The Mustang Bullitt also boasts a manual transmission, which lets you exert total control over your ride. A white cue-ball shift knob proves Ford’s dedication to the little details.
New Look, Classic Inspiration
The new Mustang Bullitt blends classic muscular spirit with tasteful modern features, including two color options, that help separate this beast even further from the pack. Drivers who’d like to pay homage to the movie have the opportunity to drive home a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt in the same Dark Highland Green that cloaked McQueen’s ride, while those who prefer a subtle look can opt for Shadow Black. Regardless of your color of choice, you’ll enjoy a sleek, minimalistic exterior that’s almost entirely free from stripes, badges and other potentially distracting details, though subtle chrome accents and red-painted brakes help complete the look.
Complete the Package
Complementing the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt’s next-level performance and design are a host of additional features that make this ride one to remember. The leather-trimmed interior is accented with striking notes of green for a bold, coordinated look, and a 12-inch LCD instrument cluster comes standard, so you can see key stats while you’re on the road. There’s even a heated leather steering wheel to help keep your hands comfortable when temperatures drop.
The 2019 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Bullitt is due out this summer. Wondering how to find a Mustang Bullitt near Alabaster, Alabama? Get in touch with Ernest McCarty Ford at 888-375-0371.