As expected, Ford has finally unveiled the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt at the Detroit Auto Show. The 2019 Mustang Bullitt celebrates the 50th anniversary of iconic movie “Bullitt” and it does it with the help of an upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine that will deliver at least 475 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. Thanks to the upgrades the new Bullitt has a top speed of 163 mph – an 8 mph increase versus the Mustang GT.
The special-edition 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt will arrive this summer with a manual transmission, while the gear shifter features a white cue ball shift knob as a nod to the original. Exterior paint choices are limited to Shadow Black and the classic Dark Highland Green. Other features that pay tribute to the car McQueen drove are subtle chrome accents around the grille and front windows, retro 19-inch aluminum wheels, red painted Brembo brakes, and a unique black front grille.
An active valve performance exhaust system is standard with new Black NitroPlate exhaust tips, which have been retuned to give the car a signature burble, as well as new Open Air Induction System and Shelby GT350 intake manifold with 87mm throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration.
Inside there’s a heated leather steering wheel and a 12-inch digital screen that displays a unique Bullitt welcome screen that starts in green with an image of the car rather than the pony.
There are a few options, like the Bullitt Electronics Package that includes navigation, driver memory seats and mirrors, an upgraded sound system and Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert; a MagneRide semi-active suspension system; and Recaro black leather seats.
“This new Bullitt is, as Steve McQueen was, effortlessly cool,” said Darrell Behmer, Mustang chief designer. “As a designer, it’s my favorite Mustang – devoid of stripes, spoilers and badges. It doesn’t need to scream about anything – it’s just cool.”