MANHATTAN, NY — The 2019 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt Edition made its red carpet debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.
The Bullitt Edition Mustang was released in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Steve McQueen movie, "Bullitt" (1968), which featured McQueen driving an iconic dark-green Fastback 1968 Ford Mustang.
"This Fall will mark 50 years of the Bullitt movie.. from Warner Brothers Studios," says Jason Mase, Ford Motor Company's Marketing Director of Medium and Large Cars, during an interview with TAPinto TV staff. "For us, it's a chance to have a wink back at history and to have a really cool feature car based off a Mustang."
"The movie Bullitt was the first film produced for Warner Brothers by Steve McQueen’s Solar Productions. Actor Steve McQueen, known for his love of motorcycles and fast cars, was hell-bent on bringing real action to the screen. He and Director Peter Yates succeeded with a visceral cop action flick set in San Francisco. The action was all real in Bullitt. Real speeds, real streets, with real crashes caught on film. The Kiernan’s ‘559 Mustang was the “hero car” used for many of McQueen’s close-up scenes. A second car (serial #8R02S125558) ‘558 Mustang was the “jump car” and was modified for many of the film’s stunt scenes." — An excerpt from Ford Performance Media Room.