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Ford Mustang Bullitt Reborn As Stunning 475-HP Tribute

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Right in time for the movie's 50th anniversary.

Unfortunately, the big reveal of the new 2019 Mustang Bullitt was spoiled a bit by some leaked images that surfaced near the end of 2017. Even though the reveal was expected, it doesn't take away the significance of the movie "Bullitt" and its iconic car chase. Ford brought back this special edition model to celebrate the film's 50th anniversary, 10 years after the last Bullitt Mustang was built back in 2008. Like the previous model, the 2019 Bullitt Mustang is a lot more than just a cool paint job and some unique badges.

For starters, Ford has tuned the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 so that it now produces at least 475 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is 163 mph. Ford even brought along the original 1968 Mustang GT fastback that Steve McQueen drove in the movie to the car's reveal.

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The new Bullitt Mustang pays homage to the original car with a classic Dark Highland Green paint job complemented by subtle chrome accents. The interior also replaces Mustang logos with special Bullitt emblems and the car comes with a 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster and available Recaro black leather-trimmed seats with unique green accent stitching. The Bullitt will only be available with a six-speed manual operated using a white cue ball shift knob. The car also has a standard active valve performance exhaust system with new Black NitroPlate exhaust tips and an Open Air Induction System with a Shelby GT350 intake manifold and 87 mm throttle bodies.

We think that Ford has done a fantastic job recapturing the magic of the original Bullitt Mustang and, Shelby models aside, will be the ultimate Stang on the road. We hope Ford has another surprise for us in Detroit in the form of a new Shelby GT500, but we won't hold our breath. The Bullitt Mustang will arrive at dealers this summer.