Ford Mustang Bullitt: Five neat features on the revived Steve McQueen classic


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of that film, Ford showcased the original vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit-the original vehicle used in the film hasn't been seen by the public in 40 years-as well as unveiled a new limited-edition 2019 Mustang Bullitt. Pretty cool stuff, huh?

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First things first - the model we knew about it was coming is the 2019 Mustang Bullitt, the official return of the iconic moniker derived from the legendary Steve McQueen movie that actually went out and about half a century ago. The latter matches the one introduced on the 2018 Mustang, but with a unique Bullitt welcome screen that starts in green with an image of the vehicle rather than the pony logo. The vehicle, due out this summer, also features a new air induction system Ford calls the Open Air Induction System, and the Bullitt also borrows the intake manifold and ECU from the Shelby GT350.

Ford hasn't revealed any specifics right now so it's unclear what the Mach 1 looks like and what sort of performance this all-electric auto is going to offer. It is now estimated to be worth at least US$3 million.

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Ford is also offering three options for those who want more; Recaro leather sports seats, magnetic suspension and an upgraded electronics package with sat nav, a higher-grade audio system and additional safety functions like blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. However, punctuating that reveal was the sound of a good, old internal combustion engine burning gasoline supplied by a carburetor.