The first Mustang Bullitt was in 2001 with better power and handing than the GT of the day. It returned in 2008 and again in 2009. This is the third time Ford has offered a Bullitt-branded special edition, following previous versions. The last batch was a limited run of 3,000 units powered by a 4.6-liter three-valve V-8. The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt edition is modeled after the 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT fastback driven by McQueen’s character, Frank Bullitt and its release us just in time to mark the 50th anniversary of the film, Bullitt.
Fifty years ago, Steve McQueen had all the Ford branding ripped off the Mustang he’d be driving in Bullitt. That treatment has, over the decades, become a powerful brand. Nonetheless the Bullitt Mustang is great, and after a decade furlough, it’s back. The 2019 Bullitt is still, hands down, the best-looking version of the latest Mustang.
You already know the look: dark green paint, black mag wheels, blacked-out exhaust tips, and minimal badging. The new 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt edition builds on the content of the Mustang GT Premium with the performance package and includes upgrades such as Brembo six-piston front brakes, a Torsen limited-slip differential, a larger rear anti-roll bar, and a bigger radiator to keep the Bullitt’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine cool during extended chases.
Price and Release date
Details of pricing for the new 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt and how many will be made were not announced yet. The expectations are for it to cost a few thousand dollars more the $43,990 price of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT Premium with the GT Performance package. We can’t wait to see it released this year and to let the new Mustang Bullitt delight us.
The design of 2019 Mustang Bullitt
The 2019 Mustang Bullitt has been stripped of almost all exterior badging to better channel the spirit of the original movie car. The new Bullitt is sprinkled with chrome around its badgeless grille and around it window line. What completes the car looks are the red brake calipers and 19-inch wheels.
To mark the model’s connection to the film a single trunk-mounted badge was added, which also mimics the design of a fuel-filler cap. When it comes to the colors, two paint colors will be available: the Highland Green just like the original movie car and also Shadow Black as another option.
The reincarnation comes in Highland Green with some chrome accents but it will also be available in black. On the inside there is a 12-inch digital LCD instrument cluster that welcomes the driver in a green font and also with Recaro black leather-trimmed seats with model specific cues like green stitching.
The chassis utilizes all the elements of the Mustang’s Performance Package 1, including the front aero splitter. Performance Pack 2 is likely to be offered as an option. There are not many options but you still can include an available adaptive suspension and electronic package which adds navigation, memory seating and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Mustang Bullitt Specs
The limited-edition 2019 Mustang Bullitt will be available with a re-tuned 5.0-liter V-8 engine generating 475 horsepower–15 more than the GT–and 420 lb-ft of torque and tops out at 163 mph with a manual transmission and white cue ball shift knob. It was also tuned for a distinct exhaust note through the new tips.
The extra power comes thanks to the GT350’s larger, freer-flowing intake manifold, its bigger (87mm versus 80mm) throttle body, and an open air box (needed because of the differences in the Bullitt and GT350 hoods). The Bullitt turns the heat up on the burly bent-eight’s performance courtesy of an intake manifold cribbed from the Shelby GT350, 87-millimeter throttle bodies, and a recalibrated powertrain control module, which is why it needs more cooling.
|2019 Mustang Bullitt|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Power/torque||475 hp/420 lb-ft|
|Top speed||163 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: $43,990