Driving Ford’s New 2019 Mustang Bullitt and Living the McQueen Dream

center_img Jonathon Klein/The Manual Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jonathon Klein/The Manual Next Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jonathon Klein/The Manual There’s no lingering smell of his favorite Viceroy cigarettes. No soft, 50-year-worn leather seats. No stray fibers that sloughed off the famous turtleneck. No presence of the man that made this car a legend. There’s nothing, outside its red carpet nameplate and Highland Green paint job, that truly ties Ford’s latest Bullitt Mustang to the king of cool, Steve McQueen.Yet, take a moment. Slide into the Recaro seats. Hit the starter. Grab the off-white cue ball shifter. Give the throttle a light tap and close your eyes. Sure enough, those preternatural characteristics are all there. Everything ready for a good chase.This is Bullitt, and McQueen would approve.If you haven’t watched Bullitt, 1) you’re likely under the age of 40 and 2) you’re lucky, as the movie is terrible apart from one redeemable scene: a car chase. Set between McQueen’s 1968 Highland Green Mustang GT Fastback and a 1968 Black Dodge Charger, the pursuit features McQueen following the Charger through the hilly streets of San Francisco. It’s the quintessential car chase, one that became the gold standard. Some years after the movie’s release, Mustang fans latched onto McQueen’s Mustang; both the car and movie became cult classics. Ford listened and, throughout the years, the company has put out a host of Special Edition Bullitt Mustangs. Jonathon Klein/The Manual Editors’ Recommendations Previous Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jonathon Klein/The Manual last_img read more

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