Giddy Up Horsey: Adventures with the 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT and Steve McQueen.


Mustang fans are very familiar with the American movie "BULLITT," specifically the iconic San Francisco car chase. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movie, the new limited-edition 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT now rumbles in cities around the world.

I recently had the opportunity to experience the 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT. MP024 (Manufacturer's Prototype number 24) and I became best friends for two weeks. I loved the  5.0L V8 engine that delivered 480 horsepower, 420 lb.-ft. of torque and my ability to go from 0-60 in 4.3 seconds.  I did that more than once, y'all!  I also loved the fact that manual 6-speed is the ONLY transmission offered, and the gear shifter features a cue ball shift knob; a nod to the original.  My driving experience was enhanced by the stellar Bang & Olufsen sound system.  

Below is a summary of my adventures - movie themed in some cases - in fifty photographs. Details about the 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT follow. 

BULLITT's visit to Griffin, Ga. would be incomplete without saying hello to
THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE in town. A very special thank you
The City of Griffin's Superheroes - our firefighters, police officers, EMTs and paramedics.

Lt. Frank Bullitt would love this ...

A different kind of chase scene.

Steve McQueen and the 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT visited
one of "Black Panther's" filming locations.

BULLITT wanted to race ...

... BULLITT wins!

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT at Heads Creek Reservoir.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT striking a pose.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT posing again

BULLITT's got back!

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT loves the camera.

He's your huckleberry a la "Tombstone."

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT  honoring our troops!

 We had the need for speed!

A stop at Swint's because "Rectify" filmed an episode there.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT posing at the Zebulon court house.
"Murder in Coweta County" was filmed there.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT at Piggie Park in Thomaston, Ga.
"The Founder" was filmed there.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT striking a pose with the
sunflowers at Blessed Acres Farm in Milner, Ga.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT striking a rear pose.

Romance ...

... Bromance.

Visiting friends in Macon ... hello Ft. Williams!

Gotta love the twinkle in BULLITT's eye!

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT and Steve McQueen toured Macon.

Because The Allman Brothers graced BULLITT's Bang & Olufsen sound
system, we just had to stop at The Big House!

A visit to Macon would be incomplete without a stop at The Hay House.

Because BULLITT and Bartram loved adventure ...

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT striking a pose, again.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT decided to test a few driving modes
and said hello to Sport, Track and Drag Strip.

It may not be San Francisco, but BULLITT likes the cityscape of Macon.

Unlike in the infamous chase scene, this toll booth was not blown up.

 BULLITT loves green.

Hello, Mr. McQueen!

Because SEC, y'all!

Because BULLITT knows the importance of  history and cultural diversity.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT cheesing with Miss Georgia Pimentos.

Yes, Piggly Wiggly is still a thing in the rural south.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT wowed the Smithsonian exhibit on Thomanston, Ga.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT decided to play Friday night BINGO.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT checking out the local urban art.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT's rims and red calipers.

A very special 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT - MP024.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT's very sexy profile.

This greeted me as I started the 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT.

Under the hood of the 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT striking a night pose.
He lights up your night!

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT bull's eye.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT glows.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT ... controls are just a touch away.

The 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT salutes the 1968 movie car with understated appearance.  Exterior color choices are Shadow Black and the classic Dark Highland Green which was the color of the original Mustang used in the movie. Other features that pay tribute to the car Steve McQueen drove are subtle chrome accents on the outer edge of the wheels, grille and windows. Inside and out, the vehicle uses minimal badging; only the circular faux gas cap BULLITT logo on the rear center is visible on the exterior. The 2019 model is the third generation of the Mustang BULLITT. Previous versions were sold in 2001 and 2008. 

The Mustang BULLITT shares the same standard equipment as the Mustang GT Premium and the GT Performance Package. Active valve performance exhaust system is standard with new Black NitroPlate™ exhaust tips, and it is retuned to give the car a signature burble, as well as new Open Air Induction System and Shelby GT350 intake manifold with 87mm throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration for optimal performance. Also standard is a 12-inch LCD digital instrument cluster with a unique Mustang BULLITT welcome screen.

Special thanks to Rhonda Belluso Bambrick, Ford Motor Company and Jennifer Harper, Performance Logistics, Inc. for the 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT.

My sincerest appreciation to all who helped me capture the photographs - The City of Griffin Fire Department, The City of Griffin Police Department, The City of Griffin Public Works, Watershed Protection Specialist, Blessed Acres Farm, and the president and CEO of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about the 2019 or 2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt, visit www.ford.com.

All photography www.bonniemoret.com.




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