The 1968 movie Bullitt is best known for its epic 10-minute-long car chase scene in which police detective Frank Bullitt drives his Mustang GT through the streets of San Francisco in pursuit of criminals behind the wheel of a Dodge Charger R/T. Recently, Ford debuted the new Mustang Bullitt Edition for the 2019 model in honor of the car chase scene’s 50th anniversary.
Heavily inspired by the film model’s original design, the Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition has been stripped of all its badges and the grille. Chrome accents and 19-inch wheels come with the model, and the color palette only includes two colors — black and Highland Green, the shade of Bullitt’s vehicle in the movie.
On the inside, modern technology and comfort mix with styling cues from the past, and the Mustang Bullitt’s 5.0-liter V8 has been returned to deliver 475 horsepower for more performance thrills.
The 50th anniversary came with perfect timing, as the film’s original model— long thought lost and destroyed somewhere in Mexico — was rediscovered and inherited by current owner Sean Kiernan only four years ago.
The new 2019 Mustang Bullitt Edition will be rolling out across dealerships this summer, so stay tuned for more news and a chance to test drive it here at Tipton Ford.