The movie “Bullitt” is nearly as iconic as the Ford Mustang. In 2018, the Dearborn, Michigan automaker revealed the limited edition Ford Mustang Bullitt, a V8-powered, high-horsepower take on the new Mustang, with some throwback design elements to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Bullitt” movie. Now a new “Bullitt” inspired Mustang has debuted with a limited production run promised. This time, it’s not a straight up Ford model.
Steeda, the world’s largest aftermarket Ford tuner, has teamed up with McQueen Racing, and Steve McQueen’s son Chad McQueen to create the Steeda Steve McQueen Limited Edition Bullitt Mustang. Just 300 will be made globally and less than 100 are currently unspoken for.
The car retains its classic green paint job but gets numerous enhancements.Photo courtesy of Steeda
The car is based on the 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt and buyers can choose to upgrade the engine along with the list of other features. Under the hood of the most basic upgrade is a supercharged Stage One Bullitt upgrade that adds a 3.0-liter custom and color-coded Whipple twin screw supercharger and 10-rib belt pulley system to the car’s already powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine. The resulting output is 720 horsepower.
The car also gets Ford Performance 1500-horsepower rated half shaft axles, which are a standard fit for all cars fitted with the installed supercharger kit.
Buyers looking to get more than 720 horsepower can upgrade to a Stage Two 800-horsepower supercharger kit that includes a green Alcantara wheel, free flowing H Pipe exhaust, and the option to delete the rear seat and add a color-coded half roll cage with embroidered harness belts.
All the models sold as part of the series gain suspension upgrades including a Stop the Hop package that utilizes the Steeda IRS alignment and subframe bushing system, IRS subframe braces, vertical links and rear adjustable toe links. Steeda says that by stiffening and aligning the rear subframe, the car’s frame movement and wheel hop are minimized. The bushings help this happen without negatively effecting the car’s nose, vibration, and harshness standards. The overall result is a car with increased traction off the line that launches straighter, according to the company.
Steeda has added Dual Rate Ultimate Performance springs to “make the most of the Ford MagneRide dampers” and increase roll control on the track. The outfitter is also giving all the cars Steeda’s Tri-Ax shifter, which is machined from billet and delivers “a 30-percent shorter throw and more precise gear shifting action”.
The car also gets some visual upgrades. There’s a new front bumper and 10-inch and 11-inch wide 20-inch wheels that are colored gunmetal and have a polished finish. The wheels are wrapped in 275/35/20 and 305/35/20 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires (replacing the 255s and 275s are fitted on the car straight from Ford). Steeda is also giving the car McQueen badging inside and out, and gas bonnet struts.
Each owner gets a letter of vehicle authenticity with purchase as well as an exclusive Steve McQueen Edition baseball cap, key fob, and a signed and numbered Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt print by Camilo Pardo.
Pricing for the model starts at £26,000 in the U.K. The first deliveries of the model have just occurred.