The online configurator for the 2019 Ford Mustang is live, which means you can build and price your own GT or EcoBoost or whatever, but the most exciting part is that you can also now spec a new Bullitt.
The new Bullitt was introduced at this year’s Detroit auto show alongside the reappearance of the long-lost 1968 hero car from the original movie. Available only as a fastback, it’s essentially a GT Premium with the Performance package, made far more awesome through the addition of black Torq Thrust–style wheels and Highland Green paint. (You also can order a 2019 Bullitt in Shadow Black, but only a heathen would do that.)
Bullitt pricing starts at $47,590, or about three grand more than a GT with the Level 2 Performance package. If you’d like to spend even more, you can add the following factory options:
- Leather-wrapped and more aggressive Recaro seats with green stitching, $1595
- MagneRide active magnetorheological dampers, $1695
- An electronics package with navigation, blind-spot monitoring, an upgraded 12-speaker B&O Play audio system, and a memory function for the driver’s seat, side mirror, and ambient lighting, $2100
So equipped, a Bullitt runs $52,980, which is a lot of coin for a Mustang but maybe not so much for one that’s as sweet as this one and packs so much performance. The third-generation Bullitt (after the 2001 and 2008–2009 models) has six-piston Brembo brakes up front, a thicker rear anti-roll bar, a Torsen limited-slip differential, and a larger radiator. The 5.0-liter V-8 under the hood makes 480 horsepower—20 more than a regular GT—courtesy of the GT350’s cold-air intake, 87-millimeter throttle bodies, and tweaked engine programming. As it should be, a six-speed manual is the only transmission choice.
The 2019 Mustang also adds a California Special model and makes a few tweaks across the range. You can read about the CS and the changes here. And thankfully the Mustang will be among the two models that will survive FoMoCo’s purge of passenger cars from its lineup.