Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang – A High Performance Limited Edition Series

June 4, 2018 11:07 am

Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang – A High Performance Limited Edition Series

Close collaboration between the estate of Steve McQueen, Chad McQueen, McQueen Racing, Steeda, HRE Wheels, and Galpin Auto Sports created a car special enough to be approved by the legendary star’s son. Building on an excellent platform, adding amazing performance combined with precision handling, and wrapped in a menacing, yet, understated package that is second to none.

Steve would be proud!

For Immediate Release 


LOS ANGELES, CA – 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 only 300/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)
  • A Purchasers Package that includes Letter of Authenticity, Signed Steve McQueen Edition Commemorative Print by Camilo Pardo, and other unique items
  • Commemorative Steve McQueen Edition Rear License Plate Numbered JJZ109 – a Nod to the Original Movie Car

The substantial chassis, suspension, and drivetrain upgrades involve over 27 individual components that provide powerful and confident performance, all designed, engineered, and manufactured under strict ISO 9001:2008 Certified standards in the U.S.A. “The Steve McQueen Edition Program Team had no limits in their quest to incorporate key components that strategically work cohesively together delivering maximum performance” proclaimed Dario Orlando, President of Steeda, “the entire Steeda Team is proud to bring our over 30-years of experience in designing, engineering, and manufacturing high-performance Mustang components to this exclusive developmental team.”

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.

Another Steve McQueen Edition Program team member, Galpin Auto Sports, provided key consumer product insights, sales and marketing expertise. Galpin Auto Sports has over 65 years of experience in building, modifying, and delivering specialty vehicles, providing an exceptional level of product knowledge and assembly expertise to this project.

Additional Information:


Vehicle Reservations and Sales – The Steve McQueen Edition of the Bullitt Mustang is strictly limited to 300 serialized versions (globally) per model year. Vehicle reservation deposits are being taken immediately from Steeda Authorized Ford Dealers and directly from Retail Customers. Dealers should email; interested Retail Customers should email or call 754-800-4165 and talk to one of our Performance Specialists for details & support on how to order this highly collectible Mustang.


Consumer Inquiries – Please email or call 754-800+4165 to talk to one of our Performance Specialists.

Dealer Inquiries – Please direct all dealer/distributor inquiries to:

Media Contacts – Please direct all media inquiries (e.g. Interviews, Vehicle Evaluation Requests, and Questions) to:


About Chad McQueen – Chad McQueen was the first and only son of Steve McQueen. He was racing dirt bikes by age nine, and in just three years, would go on to win his class in the World Mini Grand Prix. Chad quickly moved on to auto racing. He won his very first race: the Mini Le Mans event, a kids-only track created on the set of the film Le Mans. Before filming was completed, Chad would experience the thrill of racing at triple digit speeds down the straights, seated in his dad’s lap at the wheel of a Porsche 917. And there would be no doubt afterwards that the McQueen racing gene would be passed to another generation.  Like his father, Chad became a hardcore automobile, motorcycle, and racing enthusiast.

About McQueen Racing — McQueen Racing develops special car and motorcycle projects and performance accessories that capture that essential McQueen DNA. Learn more at .

About Greenlight — Greenlight is part of the Branded Entertainment Network, whose mission is to connect global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment. Greenlight brings star power to brand campaigns by giving you unprecedented access to the most iconic film, celebrities, and music. The rights representation group manages the personality rights of iconic personas including Steve McQueen, Albert Einstein, Marvin Gaye, Sophia Loren and Buzz Aldrin. Greenlight is based in Los Angeles and serves clients in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit

About Steeda – Founded in 1988 in Pompano Beach, FL, Steeda is the culmination of over 30 continuous years of racing history, product innovation, and continuous automotive refinement driven by a passion for performance and a love of great design. At Steeda, we share the wealth of our motorsport expertise and our ISO 9001:2008 Certified processes to bring a completely new level of performance and excitement to the Ford Mustang, F150, Focus and Fusion vehicles. Learn more at: and or call a Steeda expert at (954) 960 – 0774 (parts) or 954-633-5240 (vehicles)

About Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) – Galpin Auto Sports, located in Van Nuys, California is a proud member of the Galpin Motors family and an affiliation of Galpin Ford, the #1 Volume Ford Dealer in the World for 28 years. GAS is an Automotive Customization Shop, specializing in customizing all makes and models, from unique customizations, eye-catching car color modifications and a one of a kind retail experience. Galpin Auto Sports is a one stop Shop for all your automotive needs. Learn more at: .

About HRE Wheels – HRE designs, engineers and manufactures 3-piece forged, 1-piece forged and cast flow formed aluminum alloy wheels for Racing, Performance & Luxury cars and SUVs. Produced in their San Diego, California-based, TÜV-approved facility, HRE’s built-to-order forged wheel sets offer a customized choice of offsets, widths and finishes, resulting in a uniquely personal style and performance solution for each customer’s application. HRE wheels are sold through select high-end car dealerships, specialty retailers and performance companies worldwide. For more information, visit or call an HRE wheel expert at (760) 598-1960.

About Nitto Tire – Nitto Tire ( develops performance tires for all uses, including racing, off-road and street. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities in both Japan and the United States, Nitto provides innovative and high-quality performance tires for the most demanding automotive enthusiasts. For more information about Nitto or its products, visit the company’s web site or contact the company directly.   


  • STEVE MCQUEEN is a trademark or registered trademark of Chadwick McQueen and The Terry McQueen Testamentary Trust. Represented exclusively by Greenlight.
  • Ford Mustang is registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. Bullitt is a registered trademark of Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc. Usage of these trademarks is done for ideation and reference purposes only as we have no affiliation with either company.
  • Nitto is a registered trademark of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., located at 5665 Plaza Drive, Ste. 250, Cypress, CA 90630.


  • We reserve the right to adjust, alter and modify its package content due to market, manufacturing shortages, or other factors beyond our control.
  • All horsepower & torque ratings are estimates based on engineering prototypes and laboratory tests using a minimum of 91 Octane Premium Fuel. Actual figures may vary.