Ford used the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to celebrate — and reinvent — a legend, announcing the 2019 Mustang Bullitt in time for the film's 50th anniversary. According to Carl Widmann, Mustang chief Used Engine er, "When making a Bullitt, there are certain things it absolutely must have. It has to have the right attitude, it has to be unique in some way from a Mustang GT, and more than anything, it has to be badass."
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The 2019 Mustang Bullitt certainly passes the "Is it badass?" eye test. Available in either Shadow Black or the iconic movie car's Dark Highland Green paint, nearly all badging has been deleted save for a "Bullitt" badge between the taillights. A unique black grille is surrounded by chrome accents, another nod to the original. Black, 19-inch torque-thrust wheels complete the look on the outside.
Inside, modern technology trumps most nods to the original cabin, save for the manual-only car's white "cue ball" shift knob. Leather seating with green stitching is standard and black leather Recaro-brand seats are optional.
Besides the seats, the remaining options are the MagneRide active suspension and the Bullitt Electronics Package. The latter adds navigation, blind spot warning with cross-traffic alert, driver memory seats and mirrors, and an upgraded sound system.
At the reveal, Ford also had the original "Bullitt" Mustang from the film — well, one of two, and the one that wasn't so broken from stunts that it was sent to salvage after filming wrapped. Previously thought to be lost, the Mustang GT has yet to be fully restored.
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