Detroit Auto Show: Ford Mustang Bullitt

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It had been widely anticipated and Ford has at last taken the wraps off the Mustang Bullitt special edition at the Detroit Motor Show.

The limited-edition Mustang Bullitt features a 5.0-liter V8 engine that packs at least 475 horsepower and 420 lb. -ft. of torque and tops out at 163 miles per hour. It features a Dark Highland Green paint (black is also available), gunmetal finished 19-inch aluminium wheels, red-painted brake calipers and a black front grille.

And to celebrate that 50th anniversary, here is the 2019 Mustang Bullitt, introduced in (of course!) a car-chase video, driven by Molly McQueen, who seems to have inherited every one of her grandfather Steve's cool genes. 'As a designer, it's my favorite Mustang - devoid of stripes, spoilers and badges. Eagle-eyed McQueen fans will also note the lack of badging on the new 'Stang - just like the King of Cool's 1968 ride.

Though Steve McQueen's performance in the film Bullitt was certainly memorable, for many the real star was the 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 used to great effect in the epic auto chase through the streets of San Francisco. This vehicle also features green accents for the leather, plus a new instrument cluster that features a Bullitt welcome screen; perhaps a bit naff, but we won't complain just yet.

Ford has officially revealed a new special edition version of the Mustang.

This is the third time Ford has issued a special edition Bullitt, with prior editions coming out in 2001 and 2008.

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To celebrate the launch of the new vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford brought along one of two original Mustangs that were used during the filming of Bullitt starring Steve McQueen.

It debuted alongside the new Ford Edge ST and the Ranger pickup truck, both slated for 2019 release.

The current owner is Sean Kiernan, whose father Robert Kiernan, Jr. purchased the vehicle in 1974 after spotting an ad for a '68 Mustang "Bullett" auto.

Expect the new Bullitt to hit showrooms this summer. "It just kind of happened with life".

Factory-installed options include Recaro black leather-trimmed seats and a Bullitt Electronics Package, which includes navigation, driver memory seats and mirrors, an upgraded sound system and Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert.

The new vehicle was unveiled in Detroit by none other than Steve McQueen's granddaughter Molly, who also appeared with the original 1968 auto that was driven by McQueen himself.

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