BY HARRY KIRSBAU
I'm no Steve McQueen, but I did play
Bullitt for one glorious afternoon in a
2005 Ford Mustang GT Coupe.
n his day, McQueen was the King of Cool. In the movie Bullitt, he didn't
have to say much: he just drove a green 1968 Ford Mustang GT in one of
the most famous chase scenes ever filmed.
I never drove the older version with its three-speed transmission and 355
horsepower engine. But to honor the movie and the man, and to coincide with
yet another just-released special edition of Bullitt on DVD, I took a 2005 GT
through its paces.
Sure, wearing a turtleneck. sweater in August's 90-degree heat makes my neck
chafe, and driving on 1-696 isn't quite the same as the streets of San Francisco,
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