2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt first drive: Back to its roots

There’s a risk, when you make a movie tie-in like the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, of veering into pastiche. The most memorable part of the classic film, which saw Steve McQueen and his ’68 Mustang take on the steep hills of San Francisco in an epic 10+ minute chase scene, holds up fifty years later, even if the city today is a congested nightmare of Ubers and electric scooters with a few autonomous prototypes threading their way through the mess.

In those conditions, you’d be forgiven for questioning whether the ethos of the Mustang Bullitt is too far removed from what modern driving has become. At $46,595 (plus $900 destination) it’s certainly an affordable way to get behind the wheel of a 480 horsepower V8.

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