2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Unveiled With 475HP And Signature Exhaust

The rumors were true as Ford presented a new generation of its lauded Mustang Bullitt based on the S-550 at the Detroit auto show on Sunday.

Ford fed this 2019 special-edition Mustang a manual transmission, where the gear shifter features a white cue ball knob as a nod to the car that lit up our movie screens 50 years ago.

The new Bullitt is also wearing everything from the Mustang GT Premium and Performance Package, while its upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine pushes down 475 HP and 420 lb-ft (570 Nm) of torque, allowing for a top speed of 163 mph (263 km/h).

Standard equipment includes the leather steering wheel, unique green accent stitching and a 12″ all-digital LCD instrument cluster (identical to the one in the 2018 Mustang), although the Bullitt comes with a unique welcome screen that features an image of the car instead of the pony logo.

“This new Bullitt is, as Steve McQueen was, effortlessly cool,” stated Darrell Behmer, Mustang chief designer. “As a designer, it’s my favorite Mustang – devoid of stripes, spoilers and badges. It doesn’t need to scream about anything – it’s just cool.”

As for why the car sounds the way it does, it’s the standard active valve performance exhaust system with new Black NitroPlate exhaust tips that’s responsible for the signature burble. The Bullitt also has a new Open Air Induction System and a Shelby GT350 intake manifold with 87 mm throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration.

With color options, you get to choose between Shadow Black or the classic Dark Highland Green (like in the movie). Then there are the subtle chrome accents (around the grille and front windows), 19″ wheels, red-painted Brembo brakes and the bespoke front grille. Put it all together and you’ll find that the 2019 car does a good job paying tribute to the original.

“When making a Bullitt, there are certain things it absolutely must have,” added Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer. “It has to have the right attitude, it has to be unique in some way from the Mustang GT, and more than anything, it has to be bad ass.”

Customers are limited to just three factory options, the MagneRide semi-active suspension system, the black leather-trimmed Recaro seats and the Electronics Package, which includes sat-nav, driver memory seats and mirrors, an upgraded sound system and Blind Spot Information with Cross-Traffic Alert.

To sum it up, the 475 HP Bullitt Mustang is 8 mph (13 km/h) faster than the 460 HP Mustang GT, has bespoke visuals inside and out and sounds a lot more intimidating.

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  • rodriguez256

    Beautiful car.

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    • Eythan Aldrich

      epic gif there buddy XD

      • Tumbi Mtika

        I’m saving that.

  • Dennis Scipio

    it’s nice.

  • LWOAP

    Cool car. But how much will it cost?

    • rodriguez256

      Expect around $50K

  • Kagan

    Why only 263 km/h with 485 hp my car with 333hp makes a lot more?

    • Yobobjm

      Gearing

      • Gustavo Adriano

        Too “lazy”, unfortunately.

      • Kagan

        But why? It has 6 gears it could have longer upper gears.
        It is probably not just gearing it is about CW value too.

    • LJ

      Because muscle car buyers don’t really care about top speed, they care about 0-60 and 1/4 mile times.

      • Kagan

        But you don’t need all 6 gears for that and they are roadcars today not just muscle cars.

        • LJ

          By “roadcars” do you mean track cars? Yes, today’s pony/muscle cars handle better than ever, no doubt about it, but most people won’t be on a road course that’ll let them hit 150mph.

          Regardless, these cars have historically been electronically limited when it comes to top speed. Unless you’re talking GT500.

  • RunningLogan

    Sweet ride. The hot blonde driving is Steve McQueen’s granddaughter.

    • cbATL

      His name is Chuck

    • john1168

      Molly McQueen

    • thunder bolt

      that’s some info Carscoops should have in its blog, such a lost art of journalism.

  • Bo Hanan

    Much better than that Hot Wheels Camaro (lawd have mercy). And enough with this forcing female empowerment down are throats. She thought a Bullitt was something you shoot people with until told otherwise. Let her go try to look cool at the mall.

    • Jason Miller

      Eat your words, dodo. That’s Steve McQueen’s granddaughter. Know what you are talking about before you spew BS.

    • Felix

      She’s Steve McQueen’s granddaughter. That was the significance. No one is forcing you to watch it either, and no one asked for your opinion on the subject.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Wish somebody would’ve forced spelling and grammar down your throat.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Forcing female empowerment?

      That’s MOLLY MCQUEEN, Steve’s granddaughter.
      What are you on about?

    • LWOAP

      That has nothing to do with this. That’s Steve McQueen’s granddaughter for crying out loud.

      • Bo Hanan

        who gives a sh*t about molly ringwald.

        • Bo Hanan

          LOL!!

          • Six Thousand Times

            LOLing at your own (kinda) joke?

        • LWOAP

          Clearly Ford did as she was chosen for the Bullitt’s unveiling. Seriously, your entire reaction was pointless.

        • Tumbi Mtika

          Are you high?

    • Marty

      Is he upset that a woman drives a car? He should be in a museum. Or join ISIS.

      • Dubble Bubble

        Though I agree with your sentiments regarding the knuckledragger but seriously, how many females are going to be buying this car as opposed to males?

        • Marty

          You mean all images of people in car ads should be a of the statistically average driver – a fat old man in the case of Mustang? 🙂
          That’s not how marketing works, especially when you want to find a new kind of buyer.

          But the main point here is of course that the person in this ad is not a representative of the wrong half of the human population, but a representative of the younger part of Steve McQueen’s family. Of which she is actually quite a significant part. She also happens to be a representative of their wanted target market.

          • Dubble Bubble

            I don’t know how old you are Marty but I will tell you, the older I get, the more I realize how accurate these car companies know their clientele.
            They know what age brackets, what sex, what class “usually” will buy their products.

            Now, said granddaughter of McQueen would not have been offered the part if she was an overweight, less attractive lady. She obviously has more going for her than just her relations.

            I not sure if you are just playing the advocate but do you really think that very women want a high performance, specialty packaged Mustang with only manual shift?

            There may be the odd one but predominantly, this car will be purchased my middle aged males who still remember who Steve McQueen was and the character he portrayed.

          • Dubble Bubble

            Just for the record Marty, the Automotive News Weekend Drive video does a quick interview with McQueen’s granddaughter in which she admits to learning to drive a manual transmission the day before the video shoot.
            Its at the 6:20 point in the video if you care to view:
            http://www.autonews.com/

  • Six Thousand Times

    Obviously contrived but so perfect. I wish this colour would’ve been available in 2016.

  • john1168

    Wow! Fantastic car! I want one! 🙂 I want a moon roof but other than that the car is perfect! I always wanted the ’68 version but unless I restore an old Mustang myself, that’s probably never gonna happen. Probably cheaper to get the new one:)

    For those of you wondering, that is Molly McQueen, Steve McQueen’s granddaughter.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Fucking badass, louvers, or not.

    Take my money.

  • ediotsavant

    Does the blonde come with the car?

  • Karl

    Automotive orgasm!

  • Shane

    This shade of green can make anything look amazing (not taking away from the Mustang).

  • ErnieB

    Oh that green!! What a great looking car this is!!

  • LOVE THE COLOR, NEEDS A PONY ON THE GRILLE, DON’T CARE ABOUT “COOL” OR “McQUEEN.

    • LWOAP

      The original didn’t have the pony on the grill nor did the 2008 version (if memory serves me correctly), so neither does this.

      • Six Thousand Times

        Neither had ponies on their GRILLES. Product placement wasn’t a thing in 1968 so most cars in movies had their badges removed.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Eww, you want to grill a pony?

  • SteersUright

    The interior of the Mustang seriously needs some love from Ford. Great looking car but once you’re approaching $50k, you can’t sport an interior that looks on par with a Corolla or Kia Forte with regards to materials. Ford/GM seriously need to poach some interior materials execs from Audi/Porsche or even BMW (their latest stuff looks great!).

    Also, I’ll reserve final judgment when I see it in person, but in these pics I don’t like this shade of green. It seems to need some other hues in there to make it a richer and more intense green.

    Lastly, those tucked-in wheels totally suck. They don’t exude lightweight, good retro execution, any exciting design, or anything special for that matter. The seem to already need 10mm spacers to “fill” the wheel well or better yet, an aftermarket upgrade.

  • Unpopular opinion but, Bullitt treatment don’t suited the new Mustang, the older one is more fitting.

    • SteersUright

      It could have, it simply was not executed well this go-around. The truly most exciting few things about this new Bullit are the engine upgrades. 475hp from a naturally aspirated engine is simply sublime, and in that sense, Ford did a heck of job!!

      • Yeah good thing they kept the N/A engine.

        • SteersUright

          Agreed. Personally hate turbo engines in sports car. Supercharged is so lag free its ok in my book. But, I personally prefer and just love hearing an n.a. engine hit some decently high rpm’s. The Coyote is a gem in regular and flat-plane setup and totally defines the Mustang. Otherwise, the Mustang would just be a 2-door sedan with decent looks and a oversized, bloated chassis.

      • Bullitt2605

        I wish Ford had given my 01 Bullitt more of a HP boost oh well it’s still a fun car.

  • Craig

    Is the top speed electronically limited?

    • Tumbi Mtika

      IKR?

      This should be pushing 180 at least.

      • Craig

        That’s what I’m thinking. My ’06 300C SRT8 that weighs about 500 lbs more – has 425 hp [50 less] and the same torque number. [at 420] And half as many gears. [If you compare automatics] Its top speed is 173 mph. It is DRAG limited though. So that has to be it.

    • LWOAP

      If it is, you can probably disable it.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Boring color for a new model. It made sense in the old one for the reasons associated to the movie. I’d rather go for another model. That said, the latest Mustang is one of the best ever made for me. So much so i’d buy one.

    • Six Thousand Times

      You won’t regret it.

  • Paul

    Yeehaw Let’s Go. I really like it.

  • Bash

    Love this car, at least this version of it.

  • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    What a pretty color and I like it!

  • Craig

    Depending on the LIGHT that green can sure look different.

  • gary4205

    The second video, complete with the Black Charger is kinda cool.

    Still, this is more gimmick than anything else. I’m sure they’ll sell every one they build.

  • Vassilis

    Nice!

  • nauticalone

    Beautiful car…and so fitting Ford had Steve McQueen’s grand-daughter be a part of launching it!
    This may just be my next Mustang.

  • enthusia

    the amber part of the headlights really irk me, even in the regular versions. but thats just nitpicking.
    i think they did a good job, very sinister looking.