2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt: We're channeling Steve McQueen
1968 saw the release of a movie, Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen and one very special mustang.
Shot here, on the streets of San Francisco, it also featured one of the most iconic car chases ever caught on film So I've got a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullet.
I've got the city of San Francisco at my disposal.
Let's see if we can have a little bit of fun and recreate that chase scene.
Okay, maybe I won't be quite as aggressive McQueen, I mean, I'd jump this mustang, but it's not mine and I only got one of them.
So, I'm gonna tone it down just a bit.
You might notice that the Bullet looks, well, a little plain, but that is by design.
See, the Mustang in the movies didn't have any logos, and neither does this one, save for a full gas cap in the back with that nice gold logo on it.
Now, the grill is unique to the Bullet, and there's no rear deck lid spoiler.
In fact, there's no option for any kind of racing stripes or So anything like that either.
Instead this bullet's trying to fly under the radar just a little bit.
Well, as much as this exhaust node can fly under the radar.
[SOUND] Of course, it's not all just deletes.
There are plenty of performance products on the Bullet as well.
Like an open air induction system, the intake manifold is lifted right off the GT 350, plus there's larger throttle bodies.
[NOISE] Suspension parts are courtesy of the GT performance package like the torsion limited slip differential in the rear is gonna help this baby turn a little bit and brakes are courtesy of Brembo.
The bullet features the same five litre V8 that's found in In the GT but it's been tuned to be a little bit more, wait.
Hang on just a minute.
But it's tuned to be a little bit more powerful.
Under the hood is 480 horsepower and 420 pound feet of torque.
And together they can motivate this 3800 pound of muscle car up to a top speed of a 163 miles an hour.
And that mil has made it to one transmission and one transmission only.
A six-speed manual with the iconic cue ball shifter.
The transmission's got a great [UNKNOWN] throw shifter and there's even a [UNKNOWN].
Feature, but don't worry, you can turn it off.
I mean, nobody needs to be disrespected like that in life, and I guarantee you, you are gonna be winding this thing up as much as possible, because it loves to live up in the high revs.
I mean, sure, it's probably gonna do a little something bad to your gas mileage, but look.
You're only Getting 18 miles per gallon anyway.
And if you're looking for driver's aids, well, you can pretty much forget it.
There's blind spot monitoring and regular cruise control, but that's about it [NOISE]
The bullet is a special car, so I kinda wish that the adaptive suspension system was standard.
But instead, you're gonna pay about $1,700 for it, so it's totally worth it, right?
Because there's nothing like being able to toggle between normal sport and track modes, right?
They're on the fly.
[NOISE] It makes the Mustang more livable on the daily, but still allows for some really fun times flogging it out on those back roads.
There are modes also for drag strip and snow and ice, but that sounds a little bit Scary, not the dragster part that's fine but the snow because this guy can bite you in the **** like that.
All you got to do is turn of that traction control and put it into track mode and suddenly you have yourself one very tail happy Mustang.
Of course the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyres are really really grippy in dry conditions, but a little bit of rain, and you'd better check up on your speed, you know what I'm saying?
Or at least, I don't know, turn the traction control back on.
Now despite its constantly crashing at cars in coffee kind of reputation, if you respect, The Mustang if it's going to reward you with linear power delivery and sports car handling.
I mean, this isn't just a car that can go really, really fast in a straight line.
Instead the bullet responds with just a little, tiny touch of the throttle.
I tiny little steering input and this thing goes.
It makes it a joy to drive in the back canyons.
It's really tough for a muscle car to win me over, but there's something about the Bullitt that's just magical.
Plus, I get to channel by inner Steve McQueen and that just makes me feel like boom.
You can get the Ford Mustang Bullet in shadow black but do yourself a favor and get it in the classic dark highland green, it is way cooler.
Of course, all this cool doesn't come cheaply, the Bullet starts at about $46,500 and that's about seven grand more than a regular GT.
This baby all optioned up You're looking at a cool 53k.