Automobile fans, get a grab over to your seats as the original 1968 Mustang GT fastback has been officially rolled out at the recently-concluded Detroit Auto Show. What’s more exciting about this roll-out is that the launch was accompanied by the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt as well. In the occasion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hollywood’s landmark car, Ford decided to unleash its latest version of the Detroit muscle.
As described by NY Daily News, the renewed machine sported a rustic, green look. The well-known, Molly McQueen introduced the car at the event. The automobile manufacturer announced that its latest 2019 Mustang Bullitt packs a returned 5.0-liter engine. In other words, the machine delivers at least 475 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque power, which is pretty satisfactory for all those speed enthusiasts.
Apart from this, the car is known to measure at least “15 ponies more than the standard GT,” the report by NY Daily News reads. The latest version comes packed with an open-air induction system, which can easily be credited for providing extra power. Along with this, the car packs Shelby GT350-like 87mm throttle body and powertrain control mode for drivers to make the most of the automobile’s performance.
“The special edition Bullitt has a manual transmission topped with a white cue ball shift knob in honor of the original,” the report reads. “If you can’t shift your own gears, you can’t drive this car. Also, in the spirit of the original, Ford worked to create the right kind of burble from the car’s standard active valve performance exhaust system with blackened exhaust tips,” the report further adds.
The standard pack comes installed with an upgraded suspension, steering, and braking components. The package inside also contains model-specific upgrades apart from coming along with the classic cue-ball shifter. Additional details about the vehicle will be provided with time.