All good things come to an end.
You give a little and you take you a little, only in this case taking involves the discontinuation of two insanely cool Mustangs. Following yesterday's confirmation the final Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 has rolled off the assembly line to surprisingly little fanfare, we've now learned another limited Mustang variant has met the same fate. The last Mustang Bullitt was built at the Flat Rock Assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan in recent weeks. We knew this day would come because Ford made it clear from the get-go the Mustang Bullitt was a two model year-only deal.
Introduced at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the Mustang Bullitt debuted alongside the long-lost original 1968 Mustang that appeared in the 1968 movie "Bullitt" starring the one and only Steve McQueen.
The King of Cool's granddaughter, Molly McQueen, was present on stage during the reveal. That original Highland Green pony car sold at auction just over a year ago for $3.4 million to an anonymous buyer. The sixth-generation-based Mustang Bullitt was also painted Highland Green though Shadow Black was optional. It boasted black 19-inch five-spoke wheels, a rear spoiler, and zero Ford exterior badging. There was also some chrome trim on the grille and side windows and a faux gas cap.
The interior had a white shift knob, leather-trimmed seats with green accent stitching which could also be found on the dashboard, center console, and door handles. The digital instrument cluster even has a unique Bullitt welcome screen. And, of course, there was plenty of Bullitt badges.
Under the hood, Ford opted for an improved version of the 5.0-liter Coyote V8, which produces 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Several Ford employees, including designers and engineers, told CarBuzz off the record at the Bullitt unveiling it was their preferred choice of sixth-gen Mustang. Eventually, there will be another Mustang Bullitt but it's anyone's guess when that will happen.
Sometime next year, the seventh-generation Mustang is expected to be revealed as a 2023 model. Beyond that, the entire Mustang lineup could go all-electric when the eighth-gen supposedly arrives in late 2028.