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Finally: Limited-edition 480-hp 2019 Mustang Bullitt

Edward Green |
Like the 1968 hit film Bullitt, Ford dealerships across America are bracing for a late summer blockbuster as orders have officially begun for the limited-edition 480-horsepower 2019 Mustang Bullitt.

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The iconic 2019 Mustang Bullitt traces its roots to the legendary Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT fastback Steve McQueen thrashed in the action thriller Bullitt 50 years ago. Complete with classic cue ball shifter, the 2019 Bullitt bundles the latest Mustang GT Premium and Performance Package content in a sleek, understated design – while packing a hefty punch. You can choose from black, or the Highland Green colour of McQueen’s movie car. So really your only choice is Highland Green.

The new Mustang Bullitt delivers even more power, thanks to its performance open air intake, Mustang Shelby GT350 intake manifold, plus a larger 87-millimeter throttle body and unique powertrain control module calibrations delivering 480 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque and deliver a top speed of 163 mph – an 8 mph increase versus the latest Mustang GT. A fully active black NitroPlate™ quad-tip exhaust comes standard.

Bullitt customers have two color choices – Shadow Black and classic Dark Highland Green. Appointments include subtle chrome accents for the unique black grille and front windows, classic torque-thrust 19-inch aluminum wheels and red-painted Brembo brakes. It’s a manual-only affair, replete with a white cue ball gearknob to appease your 60s affectations, while there are chrome accents for the grille and windows, 19in aluminium wheels over red Brembo brakes, “minimal” badging, and green stitching across the leather inside.

There’s minimal badging inside and out. All that’s visible on the exterior is the circular faux gas cap Bullitt logo at the rear center. A leather-trimmed interior features unique accent stitching in green on the dashboard, door panels, center console and seats. Mustang Bullitt will go on sale this summer for $46,595 plus a $900 destination and delivery charge. And the phone’s already ringing off the hook. Ford’s Corey Holter said “Ford dealers have been fielding calls from customers wanting to know when they can order this unique piece of automotive history.”

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