Very First Production Ford Mustang Bullitt Heads to Charity Auction

With 700-plus horsepower the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 should be expected to easily clear the 200 mph top speed limit of its predecessor

With 700-plus horsepower the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 should be expected to easily clear the 200 mph top speed limit of its predecessor

Ford unveiled the 2019 Mustang Bullitt at the Detroit Auto Show as a tribute to the famous movie vehicle driven by Steve McQueen in the Bullitt movie. The '66 Shelby is Lot 1406, and bids open Saturday, while the '87 Buick GNX goes up as Lot 1327 Saturday.

If you missed the news, the 2019 Mustang Bullitt is inspired by the Mustang from the movie and is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine with at least 475 horsepower and 420 lb. -ft. of torque. It's also unclear just how numerous special edition cars Ford plans to make.

Exterior paint choices are limited to Shadow Black and the classic Dark Highland Green. It sports quasi-vintage wheels, a number of Bullitt badges and all the benefits that come from the Mustang GT's Performance and Premium packages.

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On the inside, the 2019 Bullitt Mustang features black leather seats with green accent stitching, and that green thread is also found on the dash cap, the door panels and the center console armrest. The auto also packs leather-trimmed Recaro sports seats and the Bullitt Electronics Package that comes with features like navigation, driver memory seats and mirrors, sat-nav and blind spot monitoring. The new Mustang Bullitt will go to market in summer 2018. An active valve performance exhaust system is standard, and retuned to give the auto a signature burble.

The last GT500, built during model years 2013 and 2014, had a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 that produced 662 hp and 631 pound-feet of torque, as well as a top speed of 200 miles per hour.

"This new Bullitt is, as Steve McQueen was, effortlessly cool", said Darrell Behmer, Mustang chief designer. The statement says, "Loaded with the most venom ever, the all-new Mustang Shelby GT500 with its 700-plus horsepower supercharged V-8 will be the most powerful street-legal production Ford ever". We're sure fans are scrambling to get their orders in at dealerships, but if you want to skirt past all that nonsense, don't worry-the very first example is being auctioned off for charity.

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