Multinational auto manufacturer, Ford, just found a home for its first new 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt. The upcoming muscle car was sold at the Barret-Jackson Scottsdale sale for $300 thousand, reportedly for six times more than its set price. All the money will go toward the non-profit Boys Republic school for troubled youth.
The Boys Republic proved to be a worthy candidate for the donation, as actor, Steve McQueen, once attended the school. More so, Mcqueen’s estate considers the school to have played a pivotal role in the actor’s success. Even the name of the upcoming car is inspired by one of Mcqueen’s movies intitled Bullitt.
The latest muscle car in Ford’s line-up is a mean display of technological prowess, featuring a modified 5.0-liter Coyote V8 capable of generating 475 hp with a power of 420 lb-ft torque. This powerhouse of an engine can be seen in the Mustang GT as well.
The Ford Mustang Bullitt will also benefit from a six-speed manual transmission with a cue ball shift knob and will be able to gain whopping speeds of 163 mph. While the line-up’s size hasn’t been announced yet, Ford said that the latest muscle car will be a limited-production model.
The automaker took into account the humming aspect of its Mustang Bullitt. Thankfully, Ford announced that the muscle car will be outfitted with an active valve performance exhaust system which will be coupled with an Open Air Induction System. This will allow the Ford Mustang Bullitt to hum instead of roar on the road, another feature which adds to the car’s luxurious design.
Ford hasn’t announced the new Mustang’s price yet, although judging by the cash setback the company had to take to showcase the Bullitt, it is said to cost around $50 thousand.
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