When the Ford Mustang Bullitt returned for the 2019 model year, Steeda Performance wanted to do something extra special to mark the occasion. Thus, it teamed up with the legendary actor’s son, Chad McQueen, to create the Steve McQueen Edition Mustang Bullitt, which it said would be limited to just 300 units per year. Now, the very first 2019 Steve McQueen Edition Mustang Bullitt built – serial number 2019-001 – is up for sale at Russo and Steele.
Using the now-discontinued S550 Bullitt as a base, Steeda attacked the car’s suspension, engine, and drivetrain to give the special edition Mustang enhanced performance, with 27 new individual components added in total. That includes a brand new Steve McQueen Edition aluminum wheel design wrapped in Nitto NT555 G2 high-performance tires measuring 275/35-20 in the front and 315/35-20 in the rear.
Underneath, the Steve McQueen Edition Mustang Bullitt features a host of suspension modifications including bigger front and rear sway bars with solid billet ends, billet aluminum sway bar mounts, subframe bushings, a subframe alignment kit and support brace, dual-rate springs, a bump steer kit, tuned struts and shocks, camber plates, ultra-light jacking rails, a G-Trac k-member support brace, and billet vertical links.
The special Steeda Bullitt was available with either a tune that enhanced the output of the car’s 5.0L Coyote V8 to 550 horsepower, or a Whipple supercharger (as this car has) that upped the ante to 775 horsepower. That power flows through a six-speed manual transmission upgraded with a short-throw shifter and clutch spring assist with a perch kit upgrade for a better clutch feel.
On the outside, the McQueen Edition Bullitt features a front fascia upgrade and rear decklid emblem, while the interior has been fitted with special door sill plates, a serialized dash plaque, and floor mats. It’s a nice package for sure, and this particular car is obviously the most coveted example of its breed. But it’s been listed for sale with no price, so we imagine that it won’t exactly be cheap to acquire.