While many expected to see the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500, Ford instead unveiled to the world the new 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit yesterday. Celebrating 50 years since the launch of Bullitt, the Mustang that bears its name was unveiled by Steve McQueen’s granddaughter, Molly McQueen, at Cobo last night.
A fully-equipped 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt
The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt features the typical Dark Highland Green shade of paint and a cockpit complete with cue ball shift lever. RECARO seats in black leather with green stitching complete the notable elements inside the new Bullitt version.
A 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops “at least” 475 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque can be found under the hood. A distinctive burble is provided by an active exhaust system, and an open air induction system derived from the Shelby GT 350 is also found in the Bullitt Mustang. A MagneRide adaptive suspension is standard in Canada.
In fact, the only option in Canada will be black paint instead of traditional green. Otherwise, the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt comes standard with a navigation system, a 12-inch display, blind spot monitoring, a rear cross traffic monitoring system, heated seats and seat memory.
No information has been provided regarding pricing, but the Bullitt is expected to be on the market this summer.