Despite the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro’s rather disappointing sales, the car consistently outperformed the latest Ford Mustang. However, with the pony car’s recent refresh, the Mustang team punched back with a 460 horsepower V8 and more. But, the Camaro team took another hit with the 2019 Bullitt Mustang, revealed this week at the 2018 North American International Auto Show.
We say that because the 2019 Ford Bullitt Mustang boasts a whopping 475 hp from its 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine. As a reminder, the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS makes 455 hp from its 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine. We do realize the Bullitt is more of special edition car and not exactly a mass-market offering, but still, the Mustang team has been out for blood.
The Bullitt Mustang, which pays homage to the 50th anniversary of Steve McQueen’s Bullitt film, also comes with a uniquely tuned active valve performance exhaust to ensure the extra power has a voice. Of course, it’s finished in Dark Highland Green and boasts 19-inch Torq Thrust-style wheels, faux gas cap Bullitt logo and a cue-ball shift knob, too.