Ford teases 'most powerful street-legal production Ford ever'

Allan Goodman
January 19, 2018

Its unveiling of the revived 2019 Ranger made pickup fans' day; now it's muscle vehicle fanatics' turn to cheer, with the launch of the long-awaited Mustang Bullitt and the announcement of the new 2019 Shelby GT500.

Ford's teaser promises the GT500 has "more than 700 hp projected", so it's already well on the way to topping the Hellcat.

Ford to bring back yet another classic in the Mustang Shelby GT500

Apart from debuting a freshened-up version of the Ford Edge crossover and a brand-new Ranger pickup for North America, Ford chose to debut its latest iteration of the special-edition Bullitt Mustang at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Under the hood a 5-liter V8 pushes 475 horsepower and a top speed of 168 miles per hour, while a Shelby GT350 intake manifold helps things along. "The gear shifter will feature a cue ball shift knob; a nod to the original", Ford said. The 12-inch LCD instrument cluster is standard, but the Bullitt package includes a unique start-up screen, and that high tech gauge setup is paired with Ford's premium infotainment system. It will also be equipped with new track-tailored technologies, as well as track-tuned styling.

Steve McQueen graduated from Boys Republic in 1946 before becoming a successful actor starring in the movie "Bullitt", about troubled police detective Frank Bullitt, who also "made it". Other features that pay tribute to the auto McQueen drove are subtle chrome accents around the grille and front windows, and classic torque thrust 19-inch aluminum wheels. The new Mustang Bullitt will go to market in summer 2018. Yes folks, the Mustang Shelby GT500 is making a return. The statement says, "Loaded with the most venom ever, the all-new Mustang Shelby GT500 with its 700-plus horsepower supercharged V-8 will be the most powerful street-legal production Ford ever".

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