Ford unleashed the 2019 Mustang Bullitt at the Detroit Auto Show, right in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 classic action movie Bullitt starting Steve McQueen.
This is the third special edition model that Ford will release to commemorate the iconic vehicle of the film. However, the 2019 Mustang Bullitt is the most powerful so far, even beating Ford's 2018 Mustang GT.
Ford 2019 Mustang Bullitt: Here's What It Can Do
The Ford Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in the memorable San Francisco car chase scene of Bullitt returns with the limited edition 2019 Mustang Bullitt.
The 2019 Mustang Bullitt, which will also be available in Dark Highland Green and Shadow Black color options, will pack a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 475 horsepower and a maximum speed of 163 miles per hour. This makes the limited edition vehicle even more powerful than the 2018 Mustang GT, which is only capable of 460 horsepower and a maximum speed of 155 miles per hour.
The power of the 2019 Mustang Bullitt is amazing, but its aesthetics also serves as great homage to McQueen's Bullitt car. Similar to the Mustang in the movie, the limited edition vehicle has no badges, spoilers, or stripes. It also comes with chrome accents surrounding the front windows and the black front grille, leather-trimmed interior with green accents, and a white cue ball shift knob for the 2019 Mustang Bullitt's six-speed manual transmission.
"This new Bullitt is, as Steve McQueen was, effortlessly cool," said Mustang chief designer Darrell Behmer in a press release by Ford. "It doesn't need to scream about anything — it's just cool."
The 2019 Mustang Bullitt will be available this summer, though a specific release date and price has not yet been announced. It is already apparently well-received, though, with the first one to be auctioned off for charity.
Ford At The Detroit Auto Show
The 2019 Mustang Bullitt may be turning heads, but it is not the only vehicle by Ford that will be on display at the annual Detroit Auto Show.
Also at the event is the 2019 Ford Edge ST performance SUV, presented as the first Ford crossover to feature several major performance boosts. The vehicle comes with a 2.7-liter twin turbo V6 engine, with 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque that is 20 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque more than the 2018 Edge Sport. It also features eight-speed automatic transmission and a Sport mode that provides optimal engine performance and transmission.