Pros With Automotive Careers Are Excited to See the Movie-Inspired Mustang Bullitt
January 31, 2018
Recently revealed at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the special edition 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt drew attention with its effortless cool and the seductive burble of its engine, hinting at formidable power. The release of this beautiful feat of engineering marks the 50th anniversary of the Steve McQueen film Bullitt, in which Frank Bullitt, played by McQueen, drives a 1968 Ford Mustang GT and captivates viewers with one of the most iconic—and long—car chase scenes of film history.
Ford has released Mustang Bullitts before, but this one, commemorating a significant anniversary and carrying Bullitt branding for the first time, is truly special. Car aficionados will unfortunately have to wait until after it goes on sale mid-year to try and catch sight of it on the streets. To build up your anticipation and discover just what makes the 2019 Bullitt such a special car, keep reading!
Implementing Nostalgic Elements Into Modern Design Makes for a Work of Art
The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt really seeks to transport the driver to San Francisco in the 1960s, where McQueen’s character seamlessly pursued hit men for a whopping ten minutes through the hilly streets. At the same time, the car’s designers have managed to fuse nostalgia with modern allure and technological refinement, showcasing features that play tribute to the original, but in a futuristic setting.
Fans of the movie Bullitt will recognize the new model’s white cue ball shift for its six-gear manual transmission, subtle chrome accents around the grille and front windows, 19-inch aluminum wheels, red brake calipers, and nearly no exterior badging save for a faux gas cap with a Bullitt logo on the rear. Yet there is still more to impress professionals in an automotive career.
A Performance Package to Impress Any Pro With an Automotive Career
A Ford Mustang wouldn’t be complete without a great performance package, and of course the Bullitt is no exception. In fact, being the truly special car that it is, it outpaces a regular Mustang GT in a number of aspects. Boasting 420 lb.-ft. of torque and horsepower of 475, 15 more than that of its cousin, it can achieve a top speed of 262 kilometers per hour. That’s 13 more than the latest Mustang GT!
If a graduate of automotive service technician training were to find themselves being so lucky as to service one of these beauties, they would find a 5.0L V8 engine with a nifty radiator to keep it cool in case the driver is ever in need of embarking upon ambitious car chases. Also under the Bullitt’s hood is an open air induction system and a Shelby Mustang GT350 intake manifold.
As the cherry on top of an already superb performance package, an active valve performance exhaust system lends the car a signature burble that makes you want to spend all day behind the wheel revving the motor—music to an auto mechanic’s ears.
Even More Special Features Make the 2019 Bullitt a Car Worth Remembering
Ladies and gentlemen, the new 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt has even more sultry features to boast, or to add on for that matter. As you slide into the driver’s seat, you’ll be greeted by the first 30-cm all-digital LCD instrument cluster Ford has installed in a vehicle dashboard. If it’s a nippy morning and your hands are feeling a bit chilly, simply activate your heated leather steering wheel and relax in your luxurious leather-lined interior with green accent stitching as your fingers get toasty.
Auto service technicians will surely celebrate if one of these handsome and decked out vehicles pulls into their shops in either one of its Shadow Black or Dark Highland Green color variations. In fact, can anyone release it for sale sooner?
Check out the Mustang Bullitt’s good looks in this short clip:
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