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Nostalgic McQueen Launch of the 2019 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt

Published Jan 20th 2018, 7:25pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles Articles Blog

Molly McQueen just launched a nostalgic 50th anniversary Ford limited-edition Mustang Bullitt to celebrate the iconic 1968 movie and chase scene, starring her grandfather Steve McQueen during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Molly McQueen was born in Los Angeles, CA and is the granddaughter of Hollywood legend and Motorsports hero, Steve McQueen. She is the only child of Steve's daughter, Terry McQueen. Molly studied theatre and communications at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2009.

Some of her acting credits include Community, HBO’s Hello Ladies, and the MTV pilot Petito Feo. She created, co-wrote, produced and starred in the web series Reasons I Don't Have a Boyfriend, which recently received a series order from Warner Bros. for their recently launched online division, Stage 13.

When she's not learning now to drive a manual transmission, Molly enjoys boxing, hiking and writing. That's right, she recently learned how to drive stick on the 2019 Mustang Bullitt, and doesn't see herself stopping anytime soon.

Sean Kiernan, owner of the hero vehicle, inherited the car in 2014 from his late father, Robert, who had purchased the vehicle in 1974. To fulfill his family’s lifelong dream, Sean contacted Ford and the two parties worked together to reveal his movie star car alongside the all-new 2019 Mustang Bullitt at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

This new limited-edition Mustang Bullitt features retuned 5.0-liter V8 engine that packs at least 475 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque and tops out at 163 mph

  • New version salutes 1968 movie car with effortlessly cool appearance, available classic Dark Highland Green exterior paint and subtle chrome accents; interior highlights include 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster and available RECARO® black leather-trimmed seats with unique green accent stitching

  • Original 1968 Mustang GT fastback that starred alongside Steve McQueen in award-winning movie “Bullitt” drives onto Ford stage at North American International Auto Show, ending 40-year mystery about the film car’s whereabouts

“When making a Bullitt, there are certain things it absolutely must have,” said Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer. “It has to have the right attitude, it has to be unique in some way from a Mustang GT, and more than anything, it has to be bad ass.”

That reputation was born after a Mustang GT fastback played a prominent role in the 1968 movie, and most notably in a chase scene that set new standards in filmmaking. The film’s nearly 10-minute-long sequence followed McQueen chasing down two hitmen in his Mustang through the streets of San Francisco.

Watch Molly McQueen who starred in a special movie of her own introducing the new third-generation Bullitt at the North American International Auto Show. In the film, Molly races a new Mustang Bullitt through a parking structure battling a Dodge Charger for the final free space.

Tags: #FordNAIAS #NAIAS #NAIAS2018 #Ford #MustangGT #Bullitt #Mustang #Detroit

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