2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt: Forget McQueen, Just Drive the Car
Taken as a whole, there's an argument to be made for the Bullitt as the best all-around Mustang for sale today.
It has been 50 years since Steve McQueen punted a Dodge Charger full of baddies into a gas-station explosion after chasing them through San Francisco in a Mustang, and nearly two decades since the now traditional Bullitt edition first graced the Mustang line. Since then, the recipe has remained largely the same: better handing, available Dark Highland Green paint, restrained but aggressive aesthetics — and, of course, badges that ensure McQueen obsessives will walk into showrooms hurling fistfuls of sawbucks at anyone remotely resembling a salesman.
But enough about the dollars. Ford has been hacking at the Mustang's performance pie lately. And while the Shelby GT350 remains the least expensive car you can buy with at least 500 horsepower, the recently refreshed Mustang GT makes a real case for itself as a budget Shelby in Performance Pack Level 2 guise. The Bullitt, based on a well-equipped GT with the Level 1 Performance Pack, slides into what some of us think is the sweetest spot in the Mustang lineup … read more