How Fast Can the Ford Mustang Bullitt Go on the Autobahn?
This is what the Bullitt is capable of when you give it a stretch of road with no speed limitby Kirby Garlitos, on
The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt is arguably one of the most impressionable special edition Mustangs that Ford has created in recent years. It has unmatched provenance with the “Bullitt” name attached to it, and it also happens to be the fastest non-Shelby, series-production Mustang in the world today. If you need any proof on how fast the Mustang Bullitt can go, all you need to do is watch this video of the special edition ‘Stang having some fun on a portion of the Autobahn that doesn’t have a speed limit. The Ford Mustang Bullitt isn’t special solely because of its name; it can run with the best performance cars on the Autobahn, too. Steve McQueen would be proud.
Ford Mustang Bullitt Top Speed Run
The dream of any performance car owner is to have a long stretch of road ahead of him where he can push his vehicle to its absolute limits without having to worry about law enforcement authorities appearing in his rear-view mirror. For most of us, that stretch of road is hard to come by. But for the people of Germany, they have the Autobahn.
That’s where this on-board video of a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt was shot. The fine folks of AutoTopNL, a YouTube channel dedicated to filming cars engaged in thrills of speed, uploaded this video, much to our delight. In it we see a driver driving a 2019 Mustang Bullitt on a portion of the German Autobahn with no speed limit to worry about. Without any repercussions to worry about, the driver exhibits just how incredible of a performance machine the ‘Stang Bullitt is.
From a rolling start, it barely takes a few seconds before the Bullitt is hitting 162 mph.
The driver somehow reaches that speed while still in fourth gear, which is impressive enough in its own right. In addition to that, we also see the Bullitt register a 62 mph to 125 mph pull in a little under 11 seconds. Yet another reason to be impressed with the Bullitt’s performance capabilities.
There are certain levels of expectation that come with driving a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt.
It’s not just the name that makes it special; it’s also powered by a tuned version of the Mustang’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine, delivering up to 480 horsepower of pure, unadulterated power to the two rear wheels courtesy of a six-speed manual transmission.
It’s not just that the Bullitt has 20 more horsepower available in its V-8 engine compared to the standard Mustang. It’s also not just about its ability to hit its 163-mph top speed without really exerting too much effort. It’s the overall experience that comes with driving the special edition Mustang that makes it a true performance car. Throw in its ability to pierce the air with a loud and lively exhaust note, and you get a car that’s meant to be driven on a road with no restrictions in place. You know, a place like the German Autobahn.
|Horsepower||480 hp @ 7,000 rpm|
|Torque||420 lb.-ft. @ 4,600 rpm|
|Top Speed||163 mph|
There’s a reason why Ford Mustang purists hold the Bullitt name in high regard. A lot of it has to do with the 1968 movie of the same name, starring none other than Steve McQueen and a 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback that gave birth to the legendary nameplate. Since then, Ford has only used the name three times, including the most recent 2019 model. The nameplate holds a special place in the hearts of Mustang aficionados, and for good reason. Its $46,595 price tag doesn’t make it the cheapest version of the Mustang, but there’s a special case to be made when you buy a 2019 Mustang Bullitt. You’re buying a Mustang, sure, but for the extra costs, you’re buying the “Bullitt” name, too.
And once you get your hands on one, let this video serve as inspiration on what the special edition Mustang is capable of on the open road.
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