Fifty years ago, Steve McQueen spent 12 minutes on-screen and many thousands of dollars showcasing the performance of Ford’s 1968 Mustang Fastback in the movie Bullitt. In high-speed pursuit of a Dodge Charger, McQueen drifted, jumped, and bashed his Mustang through the streets and back roads of San Francisco. Such extensive, adrenaline-fueled automotive cinema had never before been seen. Predictably, the movie (or at least its chase scene) developed cult admiration.
Over the years, automotive enthusiasts have crafted replicas of the movie car — right down to its dark green paint, black wheels, chrome accents, dual exhaust, 390-cubic-inch V8, and de-badged exterior. Appreciation for the film and its vehicular stars continues to this day, which is why Ford continues to offer limited-run Bullitt editions of its Mustang GT in each new model generation. The 2019 Bullitt is the most powerful, luxurious, and sophisticated version yet. Whether or not you have the driving skill or charisma of Steve McQueen, there’s quite a bit to appreciate about this new model. Here are 10 things you need to know about the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt.