Check out this amazing tribute video of the famous Steve McQueen “Bullitt” chase scene on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. The 1968 Charger with its hubcaps looks awesome, and the dark green Ford Mustang made this movie legendary. Compare it to the new Mustang Bullitt Special Edition!
Greatest Hollywood Car Chase of All Time – Bullitt (1968)
Mustang fans love this car chase scene and support this remake. In fact, you don`t have to be a Mustang fan in order to appreciate the original movie and this tribute video. A classic is a classic. In addition, remakes like this just confirm the great influence the movie has. As a matter of fact, this iconic movie won an Academy Award. And was selected for preservation because of its significance!
Silverstone Bullitt chase scene remake.
This Silverstone classic car chase is regarded as one most influential ever. The footage is so popular because the creators have paid attention to every detail. Especially the green Volkswagen Beetle!
The new Mustang Bullitt shares the spotlight with the original 1968 Mustang GT fastback, which was driven by Steve McQueen. The original Mustang will return to where its legendary chase scenes were filmed joined by the new Mustang. As effortlessly cool as the original, the new Mustang Bullitt gets an upgraded performance-tuned 5.0-liter V8 engine that delivers 480 horsepower and 420 lb of torque, pushing it to a top speed of 163 mph, an 8 mph increase versus the latest Mustang GT.
2019 Mustang Bullitt Special Edition car chase in San Francisco
The all-new Mustang Bullitt is equipped with a manual transmission, and the gear shifter features a white cue ball shift knob as a nod to the original. The vehicle packages all Mustang GT Premium and Performance Package content into a vehicle that maintains the original Bullitt’s understated persona.
An active valve performance exhaust system is standard with new Black NitroPlate™ exhaust tips and retuned to give the car a signature burble, as well as a new Open Air Induction System and Shelby GT350 intake manifold with 87mm throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration for optimal performance. Other standard equipment includes a heated leather steering wheel and a 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster, identical in function to the cluster introduced on the 2018 Mustang, but with a unique Bullitt welcome screen that starts in green with an image of the car.
This new Bullitt is, as Steve McQueen was, effortlessly cool, said Darrell Behmer, Mustang chief designer. As a designer, it’s my favorite Mustang – devoid of stripes, spoilers, and badges. It doesn’t need to scream about anything – it’s just cool.” Exterior paint choices are limited to Shadow Black and the classic Dark Highland Green. Other features that pay tribute to the car McQueen drove are subtle chrome accents around the grille and front windows, classic torque thrust 19-inch aluminum wheels, red-painted Brembo™ brakes, and a unique black front grille. Inside and out, the vehicle uses minimal badging; only the circular faux gas cap Bullitt logo on the rear center is visible on the exterior.
The leather-trimmed interior features unique green accent stitching on the dashboard, door panels, center console, and seats. Aside from the two exterior paint choices, Mustang Bullitt buyers are limited to three factory-installed options: Bullitt Electronics Package includes navigation, driver memory seats and mirrors, upgraded sound system, and Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert that can alert customers of vehicles detected in difficult-to-see places. MagneRide® semi-active suspension system optimizes driving performance RECARO® black leather-trimmed seats