In 1968 Steve McQueen leapt across the screen - revving down the San Francisco streets in a hunter-green Mustang, shattering speeds and box office records in equal measure. The film was Bullitt and so was the fastback. The two became forever linked with high-performance thrills.
Why then would Ford dare to change even one line on this iconic car? Critics ask this question as they peer at the 2019 Bullitt - because it’s not green.
Take a moment to collect your thoughts and slow your breathing. While the hunter-green profile of the original Bullitt proves undeniable, the Sound Ford team believes that change can indeed be a good thing. As Car and Driver explains, the latest McQueen-inspired fastback has been fused with a Shadow Black palette; and this injects a modern sensibility into the vintage lines.
Anchoring the platform is a set of 19-inch torque-thrust wheels. Dark chrome highlights the grille and side windows, while the thin-arched bumpers mold perfectly against the fascia. LED tail-lights offer a punch of red at the rear (further emphasizing the dramatic monotone styling); and the recessed A-Pillars create a sweeping roofline. The 2019 Bullitt proves just as striking in black as it does in its traditional green, delivering an impressive pony-profile.
To further embrace the shadow treatment, a dark-stained cue-ball shift-knob will sit in the cabin - providing a sharp contrast to the soft-touch dash and leather seating.
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