Ford Mustang Bullitt Limited Edition revealed

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

The brand kicked off the North American International Auto Show with the vehicle created to honour its predecessor, made famous by Steve McQueen in the film of the same name, with its characteristic Highland Green paint.

Is the Bullitt the coolest sixth-generation Mustang yet? 'As a designer, it's my favorite Mustang - devoid of stripes, spoilers and badges. The jump vehicle reappeared in California in 2017, but the one sold to a private buyer was lost. It doesn't need to scream about anything - it's just cool'.

McQueen's granddaughter Molly - also an actress - introduced the new Mustang Bullitt to the crowds. Upgrade comes from a new open-air induction system and an 87mm throttle body which works with a Shelby GT350 intake manifold. That movie was "Bullitt" and the 50th anniversary Bullitt Mustang is the most powerful yet.

Exterior paint choices are Shadow Black and Dark Highland Green - as worn in the movie. The vehicle will come equipped with a manual transmission and a gear shifter that features a white cue ball shift knob in a nod to the original.

The badge that was once adored by many on a handsome vintage Mustang will now be represented in an entirely different ways.

The Bullitt gets an active valve performance exhaust and has been tuned to recreate a burble more reminiscent of the 1960s era.

"Other features that pay tribute to the auto McQueen drove are subtle chrome accents around the grille and front windows, classic torque thrust (sic) 19-inch aluminum wheels, red-painted Brembo brakes, and a unique black front grille", Ford said.

Ford is also offering three options for those who want more; Recaro leather sports seats, magnetic suspension and an upgraded electronics package with sat nav, a higher-grade audio system and additional safety functions like blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. Additionally, the vehicle can be specified with a MagneRide semi-active suspension system.

Turns out that Ford did indeed have a new Bullitt in the works, as the auto make took the covers off it at the Detroit Motor Show, all in time for the 50th anniversary of the Bullitt movie.

Details on pricing and how many will be built have yet to be announced.

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