You don’t get an excellent glimpse of it instantly. It occurs across the midway level on the display. It’s broad daylight, and Steve McQueen pops over a hill sitting behind the wheel of his inexperienced Ford Mustang GT fastback.
It’s not the legendary automotive chase you’ve in all probability seen one million occasions, however it’s nonetheless a badass introduction for the enduring piece of drugs from the 1968 Peter Yates-directed Bullitt.
5 a long time of screeching automotive chase sequences later, it’s a part of many memorable moments from the movie that’s seemingly been on the thoughts of everybody with a driver’s license any time they step on the fuel.
This yr, the producer made it somewhat simpler to stay out your Bullitt desires when it launched the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt. The brand new mannequin’s constructed with a 5-liter V-Eight and that low rumble sound that makes even sitting in a parking storage thrilling.
There’s no denying McQueen’s and the unique Mustang’s affect, and the up to date 2019 mannequin’s obtained simply as a lot to indicate off out on the street.
We channeled our inside, modern-day McQueen and took a joyride within the new 163 mph, 480-horsepower Bullitt round San Francisco forward of the movie’s anniversary.
No, this coupe didn’t see any “high-speed pursuits” like its movie counterpart within the few days we obtained to drive it round city (although it can attain as much as 160 mph).
However there’s all the time the subsequent 50 years.