2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Is A Perfectly Executed Tribute You Will Love
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Can Be Black As Well
Updated January 21, 2018
It is here and I am in love. You will be too. As a masterpiece of understated coolness, the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt manages one thing perfectly – to be effortlessly cool. Based on top of the Mustang GT Premium, the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt introduces us to a number of fantastic stylistic and mechanical novelties tying the latest gen of the pony car to the famed machine from the 1968 movie. That movie when Frank Bullitt in green Mustang tackled with Dodge Charger. Worth watching. The legend started then – 50 years ago – with Mustang setting San Francisco streets on fire.
As is the case with previous iterations of the car, the new Ford Mustang Bullitt actually did receive some important mods compared with the Mustang GT on which it is based on. However, before we get into the mechanical stuff, let’s talk styling.
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Looking Flawlessly Perfect
Badgeless grille could be the most appealing feature of the new Bullitt Mustang. With thin chromed surround, the grill most certainly looks aggressive but in some kind of a subtle, sophisticated way. Ford achieved this by giving the Mustang Bullitt the Performance Package as standard. Usually, this is a 4 grand option for the Mustang GT. Part of it includes the unique front splitter which decorates the front end. Other unique touches include the rear spoiler – also courtesy of the Performance Package. However, that is where the Performance Package and styling part ways and the Bullitt come to its own.
Unique pieces include a Bullitt plaque placed instead of the GT plaque, special Torq Thrust-style 19-inch wheels and a Bullitt logo on the faux gas cap. While all of it is cool, the most important exterior addition is the classic Dark Highland Green paint. This finish is available only with the Bullitt. However, it is not the only color your Bullitt may be colored in. Shadow Black is available as well. Come to think about it, this car in black would look awesome, but it would not be as special, would it!?
I think this well may be the best looking Mustang of the current generation. It is just right.
This Mustang is loaded
Inside brings a number of special features as well. A lot of fine equipment has been inherited from the Mustang GT Premium: the Bullitt has a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 12-inch digital gauge cluster, green stitching and the like.
More importantly, it received Bullitt Electronics Package which brought navigation, memory seats and mirrors, blind spot warning and cross-traffic alert. Kinda neat.
- 420 lb-ft of torque
Ford managed to tune up the Mustang Bullitt quite well. While, officially, the Coyote engine produces only 15 hp more compared with the one in the Mustang GT, I am inclined to believe that they actually squeezed up a bit more power. After all, chief engineer Carl Widdman said this: “We know we’re over 475 hp and are still going through the final tuning to try to push that.”
All the power goes to the back 19-inch wheels with Michelin PS4 tires through the six-speed manual transmission. No, you cannot have 10-speed automatic or any other automatic in the Bullitt for that matter. And one driving this car wouldn’t need it either. Performance Package that gave us some nice outside styling features brings a whole set of performance hardware underneath:
- six-piston Brembo brakes,
- strut tower brace and K-brace,
- heavy duty front springs,
- thicker rear sway bar,
- Torsen differential with a 3.73 gear ratio,
- larger radiator,
- Aluminum gauge panel and more.
Few thing available as an option as well:
- Recaro seats,
- MagneRide suspension,
- Shadow Black finish.
Unfortunately, Ford did not provide all the details about performance. I do know, however, this one will top out at 163mph – 8 mph more than the Mustang GT. Obviously, they moved the electronic limiter a bit further to make the car a bit more swanky.
Now, improving the power of the five-liter was done thanks to a larger throttle body and special intake taken from the Mustang GT350. This, with an active exhaust as standard, gives the 2019 Bullitt a raspy sound.
Unfortunately, Ford did not share this crucial number yet. However, one may deduce that the car will cost somewhere around $50 grand.
The Mustang GT goes for $39,995. Then add all the standard options (Performance Package – $3,995, Bullitt Electronics Package – $1,495 and active exhaust – $895) and then trickle it all with special wheels, unique paint, remove badges and paint brake calipers and you are at 50 grand. Probably north of it.
In short, the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt price will probably be north of 50 grand.
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