If you're a fan of fast cars, chances are you've probably seen the 1968 action flick "Bullitt." Starring the late, great Steve McQueen as hard-boiled San Francisco police detective Lt. Frank Bullitt, the film is mostly famous for the single, extended, 10-minute car chase in the second act, with McQueen, behind the wheel of a Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT fastback, shooting it out in a wild car chase through the streets of San Francisco against two baddies in a black 1968 Dodge Charger. 

For Ford Fans, the "Bullitt" Mustang has become a keystone car in American cinema, to the point Ford Motor Company decided to pay homage to the film and its four-wheeled co-star back in 2001. That year, the House That Henry Built created the first Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition. Painted in the same Highland Green as McQueen's machine in the film, the car was an instant classic, with updated Bullitt Edition Mustangs released since becoming highly collectable.

We're lucky enough to have a 2019 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt Edition on the lot right now at Heartland Ford of Heber Springs, and we just can't get enough of its old-school styling and unique, Bullitt-specific touches. But just what makes the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition unique and rare? Read on for full details. 

Externally, the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt takes attitude to the next level, with an exclusive Dark Highland Green paint that updates the classic color for a new millennium, plus subtle chrome accents and a "Bullitt"-themed badge in the center rear where the GT badge normally resides. Classic 19-inch, five-spoke heritage aluminum wheels put the power to the ground, with red-painted Brembo calipers and large-diameter high-performance rotors bringing the halt. Eagle-eyed fans will notice the car is largely devoid of emblems other than the Bullitt logo in the back, with even the iconic running pony in the front grille deleted for a cool, understated look.

Underneath, high performance is the name of the Bullitt's game, starting with a six-speed manual transmission with a classic white "cue ball" shifter just like McQueen's 'Stang. Under the hood is the next-generation 5.0-liter V8, delivering a Charger-fighting 475-horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque thanks to performance upgrades that include the Open Air Induction System and an intake borrowed from a famous stablemate, the 2019 Shelby GT350, with 87mm throttle bodies and a high-performance powertrain control model. Those upgrades are, enough to push the 2019 Mustang Bullitt to a top speed of 163 miles per hour -- eight miles an hour faster than the standard 2019 Mustang GT. Expending the spent gasses through exclusive Black NitroPlate exhaust tips is a Ford Performance exhaust system.

Inside, the 2019 Mustang Bullitt Edition is as loaded as McQueen's 1968 was spartan, with navigation, driver memory seats and mirrors, a premium sound system, black leather seats by RECARO, and more.

Well, you get the idea. We could go on and on about the 2019 Mustang Bullitt Edition, but the best thing to do is just come check it out yourself. Stop in today at Heartland Ford of Heber Springs for a spirited test drive, or check out our full selection of 2019 Ford Mustangs online right now.

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