Ford has lifted the wraps off the newest avatar of the Mustang Bulitt at the North American International Auto Show. The 2019 Mustang Bulitt draws inspiration from the 1968 Bulitt in all terms. The car showcased at the auto show flaunted a dark green shade similar to that in the movie- minus any stripes, spoilers or badges. It also shares some more elements that are reminiscent of the 1968 car, including a white cue ball shift knob for the gear shifter and a sports exhaust system that has been tuned to give the car its signature exhaust note. Also, the welcome screen that turns up in green with an image of the car is another signature attribute of the car.
The new Mustang Bulitt is propelled by the same 5-litre naturally aspirated V8 motor that does its duty on the regular Mustang, though the engine has been upgraded to produce maximum power of 474bhp (23bhp more than the regular model) and a peak torque of 569Nm mated with a 6-speed manual transmission. The latest variant can reach a speed of up to 262kmph before losing its breathe. The colour options include, shadow black and classic dark highland green.
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The interiors flaunt Recaro seats, green stitching in the upholstery, an eight-ball gear knob and the Bulitt Electronics Package-which packs in satellite navigation, a premium sound system, a blind spot motor and cross traffic alert, along with driver seats and mirrors equipped with a memory function. The exterior, on the other hand, makes for a stunning sight, with the gunmetal finished 19-inch aluminum wheels, red-painted brake calipers and a black front grille. The rear stance shows off the original Bulitt’s false petrol cap, which highlights the significance of the model.
Steve McQueen, the legendary actor and racer, drove the 1968 Ford Mustang Bulitt in the classic movie named after the car itself. The movie featured a car chase scene featuring the Bulitt, which is still hailed as one of the most iconic car chase scenes in the history of cinema.