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Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang: A High Performance Limited Edition Series
McQueen Racing, Steeda, and Galpin Auto Sports, alongside Chad McQueen, have announced the launch of the official Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang in a limited production of only300/year.
Using the stunning new Ford Bullitt Mustang as a starting point, this ultra-high performance edition has been purposely re-engineered to deliver supreme performance, improved driving dynamics, and offer an increased exclusiveness for this iconic Mustang.
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 RPM band, while improving the handling capabilities suitable for both track and on-road, and give 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 800hp
-Available Only in Dark Highland Green
-Exclusive McQueen Racing Performance Powertrain, Suspension and Handling Parts Engineered, Tested, and Developed in Collaboration Between McQueen Racing and Steeda
-Lowered 1” in the Front and 1” in the Rear
-Custom Steve McQueen Edition 20” FlowForm Wheels by HRE 20”x10” (front) and 20”x11” (rear)
-Nitto NT555 G2 Ultra High-Performance Tires – 275/35ZR20 (front) and 315/35ZR20 (rear)
In addition, with the dramatic power increases and changes to the suspension, it was necessary to also upgrade the wheel and tire fitment to give the car its distinctive stance. To accomplish this, the Steve McQueen Edition Project Team worked hand-in-hand with HRE Wheels to design and engineer a modern reincarnation of the classic wheel that was on the original 1968 Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in the movie.
After countless design iterations, a new Steve McQueen Edition HRE FlowForm aluminum wheel was conceived that provides a staggered wheel fitment that optimizes the fitment of Nitto High-Performance tires (275/35-20 front and 315/35-30 rear). “We are honored to be the wheel partner for this very special edition Mustang. The Steve McQueen Edition Designers worked closely with us to develop a fresh take on the original Bullitt Mustang design and I think we’ve captured it perfectly. We’re looking forward to adding this iconic style to our HRE FlowForm lineup later this year.” stated Alan Peltier, President of HRE Wheels.