Here's When Ford Will Release Its Limited Edition Mustang Bullitt

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At the NAIAS 2018 motor show, the company also revealed the new Mustang Bullitt, released to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Steve McQueen's classic film Bullitt, and an all-new Ford Edge ST - Ford's first SUV to be tuned by the Ford Performance team. Pretty cool stuff, huh? Ford even introduced its latest Mustang Bullitt in appropriately cinematic fashion-with a short film that pits the new Mustang Bullitt against a Dodge Charger in a race for the last unoccupied parking spot.

Cars.com's Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. It's certainly an epic chase, but some of the credit for Bullitt's longevity goes to Ford and the special-edition Bullitt Mustangs built by the automaker through the years.

An active valve performance exhaust is standard with NitroPlate tailpipe tips that give it that signature V8 exhaust burble. Subtle chrome accents around the grille and windows pay homage to the original 1968 GT 390 movie vehicle, along with the 19-inch torque thrust aluminium wheels.

The new Bullitt edition uses a 5.0 GT as its basis, with Mustang GT Premium and Performance Package bits strapped on.

The 2019 Mustang Bullitt will be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission, with a white cue ball shift knob as homage to the original '68 Mustang used in the movie.

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"This new Bullitt is, as Steve McQueen was, effortlessly cool", Darrell Behmer, chief designer of the Mustang, said in a statement. As a designer, it's my favourite Mustang - devoid of stripes, spoilers and badges.

The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) announced this week that the 1968 Mustang Fastback, serial #8R02S125559 from the movie Bullitt (1968) was recorded as the twenty-first automobile on the National Historic Vehicle Register.

The Mustang Bullitt will be available in either Shadow Black or the classic Dark Highland Green paintwork (worn by the movie car). MagneRide incorporates a semi-active suspension system and the Recaro black leather-trimmed seats are also optional.

Bought in 1974 from Warner Bros.by studio employee Robert M. Ross, the auto had two subsequent owners, a police detective called Frank Marranca (how cool is that?), and an insurance executive, Bob Kiernan.

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