Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang Unveiled at LA Auto Show
LOS ANGELES, CA ; At Automobility LA on November 29, Chad McQueen and the team at McQueen Racing announced the start of production of the official Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang. Built with a limited production run of only 300 units per model year and available from Ford Dealers worldwide, this ultra-high performance edition Bullitt Mustang has been purposely re-engineered to deliver supreme performance, improved driving dynamics, and offers increased exclusivity for the iconic Bullitt Mustang produced by Ford Motor Company. The vehicles will be built in the USA by Galpin Auto Sports and Steeda, in Australia by Mustang Motorsports, and in Europe by Steeda UK.
The dedicated engineering and performance teams have spent considerable development time to create the most quintessential McQueen Mustang possible; The Steve McQueen Edition. The design spec was classic McQueen - take an already excellent car and enhance power throughout the powerband, while improving the handling capabilities suitable for both track and on-road, all while giving the design an even more classic restrained but undeniably cool stance.
Ford's Mustang has always been a big part of my dad's legend. I wanted to kick the already strong performance up several notches without losing that essential style that makes this car so desirable. Less is more" commented Chad McQueen, professional racer & Steve McQueen's only son. "This special edition reflects the lessons my dad ingrained in me about what made his personal cars so desirable.".
Key attributes of the Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang include:
* Available Powertrains - Naturally Aspirated 500hp or Supercharged 775hp (estimated)
* Only available in Dark Highland Green
* Exclusive McQueen Racing Performance Powertrain, Suspension and Handling Parts Engineered, Tested, and Developed in Collaboration with McQueen Racing and Steeda Autosports
* Exclusive Steve McQueen Edition 20 Aluminum Wheels 20 (Front) and 20x11(Rear)
* Nitto NT555 G2 Ultra High Performance Tires- 275/35ZR20 (Front) and 315/35ZR20 (Rear)
* Available Four-Point Roll Bar with Rear Seat Delete Kit and 6-point Safety Restraints
* A Purchasers Package that includes a Letter of Authenticity, Signed Steve McQueen Edition Commemorative Print by Camilo Pardo, and Other Highly Desirable Collectible Items
* Commemorative Steve McQueen Edition Rear License Plate Numbered JJZ109; a Nod to the Original Movie Car
Top tier automotive suppliers were selected to complete the one-of-a-kind package. In addition to Steeda and Nitto Tire, Ford Performance, Ultra Wheel Company, Air Design, Safecraft Restraint Systems, Watson Engineering, Classic Design Concepts, Covercraft, and Lloyds Matts all provided/sourced product and/or engineering expertise to the Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Program. Galpin Auto Sports, the official west coast modification shop of the Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt package, has more than 65 years of experience in building, modifying, and delivering specialty vehicles. Their team provided an exceptional level of product knowledge, marketing expertise, and key consumer product insights to the program.
To commemorate the launch of the Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang, Camilo Pardo, famed artist and designer of the Ford GT has created a one-of-a-kind painting that will be auctioned off during the Boys Republic Steve McQueen Car Show in Chino Hills, California the weekend of May 31, 2019. The Boys Republic is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian school and treatment community for troubled youngsters. Since its founding in 1907, it has guided more than 30,000 at-risk teenage boys and girls toward productive, fulfilling lives so they can achieve their maximum potential for responsible, self-directed life within the community. The artwork is a collage of both the 1968 Mustang Steve McQueen drive and the 2019 Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang being produced today.
About Chad McQueen - Chad McQueen was the first and only son of Steve McQueen. He was racing dirt bikes by age nine, and in just three years, would go on to win his class in the World Mini Grand Prix. Chad quickly moved on to auto racing. He won his very first race: the Mini Le Mans event, a kids-only track created on the set of the film Le Mans. Before filming was completed, Chad would experience the thrill of racing at triple digit speeds down the straights, seated in his dad's lap at the wheel of a Porsche 917. And there would be no doubt afterwards that the McQueen racing gene would be passed to another generation. Like his father, Chad became a hardcore automobile, motorcycle, and racing enthusiast.
About McQueen Racing -- McQueen Racing develops special car and motorcycle projects and performance accessories that capture that essential McQueen DNA. Learn more at http://www.mcqueen-racing.com
About Greenlight -- Greenlight is part of the Branded Entertainment Network, whose mission is to connect global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment. Greenlight brings star power to brand campaigns by giving you unprecedented access to the most iconic film, celebrities, and music. The rights representation group manages the personality rights of iconic personas including Steve McQueen, Albert Einstein, Marvin Gaye, Sophia Loren and Buzz Aldrin. Greenlight is based in Los Angeles and serves clients in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit http://www.greenlightrights.com.
About Steeda - Founded in 1988 in Pompano Beach, FL, Steeda is the culmination of over 30 continuous years of racing history, product innovation, and continuous automotive refinement driven by a passion for performance and a love of great design. At Steeda, we share the wealth of our motorsport expertise and our ISO 9001:2008 Certified processes to bring a completely new level of performance and excitement to the Ford Mustang, F150, Focus and Fusion vehicles. Learn more at: http://www.steeda.com
About Nitto Tire http://www.nittotire.com develops performance tires for all uses, including racing, off-road and street. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities in both Japan and the United States, Nitto provides innovative and high-quality performance tires for the most demanding automotive enthusiasts. For more information about Nitto or its products, visit the company's web site or contact the company directly.
The Steve McQueen Bullitt Mustang-The Ultimate Limited-Edition Mustang Revealed at Automobility LA in Galpin's Hall of Customs. Galpin Auto Sports was named as the official west coast modification shop of the Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt package.
Close collaboration between the estate of Steve McQueen, Chad McQueen, McQueen Racing, Galpin Auto Sports and Steeda Autosports created a car special enough to be approved by the legendary star's son. Building on an excellent platform, adding amazing performance combined with precision handling, and wrapped in a menacing, yet, understated package.