Steve McQueen edition Bullitt Mustang Debuts at LA Auto Show

November 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

2019 Steve McQueen edition Bullitt Mustangthe 2019 Steve McQueen edition Bullitt Mustang is unveiled Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at the LA AUTO Show debut the new 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt edition Mustang at the LA Auto Show
Photo by Heidi Van Horne

 

Easily one of the most iconic and revered cars to grace the silver screen, the Mustang Steve McQueen drove in the 1968 film, "Bullitt", has inspired everything from replica builds, toys and memorabilia to countless homages, parodies and cultural references.  It has even inspired Ford to produce special edition versions of their most popular brand in honor of the memorable movie Mustang.  Today, the third version of a "Bullitt" edition Mustang was unveiled at a special ceremony at the LA Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the Galpin Hall of Customs.

the 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt Mustang is unveiled at the LA Auto Show on November 29, 2018, at the Galpin Hallthe 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt Mustang is unveiled at the LA Auto Show on November 29, 2018, at the Galpin Hall
the 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt Mustang is unveiled at the LA Auto Show on November 29, 2018, at the Galpin Hall
photo by Heidi Van Horne

The first two editions came out in 2001 and 2008, the most recent of which commemorated the 40th anniversary of the film.  Today's debut saw a new design from Galpin Motors, Steeda Performance, McQueen Racing and Steve McQueen's son, Chad McQueen, who is also an actor and professional racer.

 

Chad McQueen with the 2019 Steve McQueen edition Bullitt MustangChad McQueen with the 2019 Steve McQueen edition Bullitt Mustang at the LA Auto Show
Chad McQueen, son of Steve McQueen, with the new 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt edition Mustang at the LA Auto Show
Photo by Heidi Van Horne

 

The latest edition impressed the crowd and was definitely easy on the eyes in the same way that both the original Mustang and McQueen himself were - sleek and cool, tough but stylish.  The 2019 Steve McQueen edition Bullitt Mustang is built with massively upgraded power and suspension to match.  The upgraded version is an increase in horsepower of 295, bringing it to an incredible 775hp.  The huge wheels and widest possible tires for the Mustang keep the car grounded for expert driving on road and on the track.

Chad McQueen is interviewed by press at the debut event of the 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt Mustang
photo by Heidi Van Horne

It was cool to see the McQueen family check out the new design, as, in addition to son, Chad, McQueen's grandson, Chase, and granddaughter, Madison, were also in attendance as part of the debut event.

Steeda Performance welcomes famed automotive artist Camilo Pardo with his special artwork for the 2019 Steve McQueen BullittSteeda Performance welcomes famed automotive artist Camilo Pardo with his special artwork for the 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt - the artwork will be auctioned off during LA Auto Show with proceeds to benefit the Chino Hills Boys and girls Republic, of which McQueen was a student.
Steeda Performance welcomes famed automotive artist Camilo Pardo with his special artwork for the 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt
Photo by Heidi Van Horne

Famed automotive artist and Ford designer, Camilo Pardo, was commissioned to paint a special piece to commemorate the new Bullitt, and he painted Steve McQueen in both the original Bullitt and the 2019 Bullitt Mustangs.  The original artwork will be auctioned off during the Auto Show, with all proceeds going to the Chino Hills Boys and Girls Republic, which Steve McQueen attended and the McQueen family regularly honors and supports.

 

the McQueen family and artist Camilo Pardo with the 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt Mustangthe McQueen family and artist Camilo Pardo with the 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt Mustang

the McQueen family and artist Camilo Pardo with the 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt Mustang
photo by Heidi Van Horne

 

The Bullitt edition will be offered to a limited list of 300 per year, and each owner will get a special owner's package, including a limited edition print of Pardo's artwork, numbered to match their Mustang.

Chad McQueen is interviewed by press at the debut event of the 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt MustangChad McQueen is interviewed by press at the debut event of the 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt Mustang

Chad McQueen is interviewed by press at the debut event of the 2019 Steve McQueen Bullitt Mustang
photo by Heidi Van Horne

Look for these cool McQueen Mustangs to be on the road soon.  Just don't bother trying to challenge it to a race if you do.  (Or, maybe, do, just to see it perform.  ;)  Just don't expect to win.)

the emblem on the rear of the 2019 Steve McQueen edition Bullitt Mustang
photo by Heidi Van Horne

 

 

 


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