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With 700-plus horsepower the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 should be expected to easily clear the 200 mph top speed limit of its predecessor

Ford went a little Back to the Future at the Detroit motor show: a nod to its past with the reveal of the limited-edition Ford Mustang Bullitt, built to honour the original 1968 halo 'Stang and that wonderful vehicle chase. Made for the movie "Bullitt", featuring Steve McQueen, the Bullitt Mustang is one of the most iconic film cars of all time and easily one of the coolest. And how cool was it that Ford brought McQueen's granddaughter, Molly, in to for the reveal of the V8-powered auto?

The 2019 Ford Bullitt Mustang will be available with three different packages. Top speed is raised to 163 miles per hour, an 8 miles per hour increase over the GT. All other logos have been removed, including the pony on the grille, to give it the same understated look as Frank Bullitt's vehicle. It's painted Dark Highland Green (Shadow Black is available, but why would you want that?), the wheels evoke the original and the vehicle is nearly devoid of external insignia - the "5.0" badges have disappeared from the wings, there's not a Ford logo anywhere, and the only identifier is the Bullitt boot badge.

For many enthusiasts, it's the best vehicle chase ever committed to celluloid - so to mark the 50th anniversary of legendary Steve McQueen film Bullitt, Ford has revealed a special edition of its latest Mustang. There's subtle chrome accents around the grille and front windows, classic 5-spoke alloy wheels, red-painted Brembo brake calipers and a black grille. Standard features include a heated leather steering wheel and a 12-inch digital LCD instrument cluster with a special welcome screen that features an image of the Bullitt instead of the standard pony displayed on standard 2018 Mustangs.

All the Mustang GT Premium and Performance Package go-fast goodies comes as standard kit, including a five-speed manual transmission with a white cue ball - just like the original - in place of the gear-lever knob.

Recaro seats with green stitching are an option.

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Ford built two copies of the original Ford Mustang Bullitt.

Is the Bullitt the coolest sixth-generation Mustang yet?

Sean Kiernan, owner of the hero vehicle, inherited the auto in 2014 from his late father, Robert, who had purchased the vehicle in 1974.

"For us, it's among the most historically significant cars of the last 100 years", Mr. Gessler said. "It just kind of happened with life".

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