A Star Is Reborn: 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Bullitt Revives Silver Screen Legend with New Levels of Power

  • New limited-edition Mustang Bullitt facilities retuned 5.0-litre V8 engine that packs during slightest 475 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque and tops out during 163 mph
  • New chronicle salutes 1968 film automobile with facilely cold appearance, accessible classical Dark Highland Green extraneous paint and pointed chrome accents; interior highlights embody 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster and accessible RECARO® black leather-trimmed seats with singular immature accent stitching
  • Original 1968 Mustang GT fastback that starred alongside Steve McQueen in award-winning film “Bullitt” drives onto Ford theatre during North American International Auto Show, finale 40-year poser about a film car’s whereabouts

DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2018 – Celebrating a 50th anniversary of iconic film “Bullitt” and a fan-favourite San Francisco automobile chase, Ford introduces a new cold and absolute 2019 Mustang Bullitt.

Third-generation member of a McQueen family, Molly, starred in a special film of her possess introducing a new third-generation Bullitt during a North American International Auto Show. In a film, Molly races a new Mustang Bullitt by a parking structure battling a Dodge Charger for a final giveaway space.

Helping it win that sole mark was a Bullitt’s upgraded 5.0-litre V8 engine that will broach during slightest 475 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, pulling a new Bullitt to a tip speed of 163 mph – an 8 mph boost contra a latest Mustang GT. 

Special Edition

As a special-edition indication due out this summer – a all-new Mustang Bullitt is versed with a primer transmission, and a rigging shifter facilities a white evidence round change doorknob as a curtsy to a original. The automobile packages all Mustang GT Premium and Performance Package calm into a automobile that maintains a strange Bullitt’s understated persona.

An active valve opening empty complement is customary with new Black NitroPlate empty tips, and retuned to give a automobile a signature burble, as good as new Open Air Induction System and Shelby GT350 intake plural with 87mm stifle bodies and powertrain control procedure calibration for optimal performance.

Other customary apparatus includes a exhilarated leather steering circle and a 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster, matching in duty to a cluster introduced on 2018 Mustang, though with a singular Bullitt acquire shade that starts in immature with an picture of a automobile rather than a pony.

“This new Bullitt is, as Steve McQueen was, facilely cool,” pronounced Darrell Behmer, Mustang arch designer. “As a designer, it’s my favourite Mustang – abandoned of stripes, spoilers and badges. It doesn’t need to roar about anything – it’s usually cool.”

Exterior paint choices are singular to Shadow Black and a classical Dark Highland Green – as ragged in a movie. Other facilities that compensate reverence to a automobile McQueen gathering are pointed chrome accents around a grille and front windows, classical torque bearing 19-inch aluminum wheels, red embellished Brembo brakes, and a singular black front grille. Inside and out, a automobile uses minimal badging; usually a round mistake gas top Bullitt trademark on a back centre is manifest on a exterior.

The leather-trimmed interior facilities singular immature accent stitching on a dashboard, doorway panels, centre console and seats.

Aside from a dual extraneous paint choices, Mustang Bullitt buyers are singular to 3 factory-installed options:

  • Bullitt Electronics Package includes navigation, motorist memory seats and mirrors, upgraded sound complement and Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert that can warning business of vehicles rescued in difficult-to-see places – customary in Canada
  • MagneRide® semi-active cessation complement optimizes pushing opening – customary in Canada
  • RECARO® black leather-trimmed seats

“When creation a Bullitt, there are certain things it positively contingency have,” pronounced Carl Widmann, Mustang arch engineer. “It has to have a right attitude, it has to be singular in some approach from a Mustang GT, and some-more than anything, it has to be bad ass.”

That repute was innate after a Mustang GT fastback played a distinguished purpose in a 1968 movie, and many particularly in a follow stage that set new standards in filmmaking. The film’s scarcely 10-minute-long method followed McQueen chasing down dual hitmen in his Mustang by a streets of San Francisco. 

 


The Original

Two matching 1968 Mustang GT fastbacks were used in a filming of a classical Warner Bros. film “Bullitt” that debuted in theaters on Oct. 17, 1968. After filming, a cars went their apart ways: a favourite automobile driven by McQueen in a film was sole by Warner Bros. to a private buyer, and a other – used in many of a jumps during a famous follow stage – was sent to a deliver yard. That jumper automobile resurfaced in Baja, California, in early 2017, though a other was mislaid to history. Until now.

Sean Kiernan, owners of a favourite vehicle, hereditary a automobile in 2014 from his late father, Robert, who had purchased a automobile in 1974. To perform his family’s lifelong dream, Sean contacted Ford and a dual parties worked together to exhibit his film star automobile alongside a all-new 2019 Mustang Bullitt during a 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

“You know, it was never a goal to keep this automobile a tip from everybody,” Sean said. “It usually kind of happened with life. I’m usually totally buzzing to join with Ford and a new Bullitt and uncover this automobile to a universe on one of a biggest stages there is.”