As car chases go, nothing is more legendary than the scene in Bullitt. However, it’s not just the action sequence that lives on today, but the notion that Steve McQueen, who piloted the 1968 Mustang in the film, is still known as the “King of Cool.”
“I’m very excited to continue to develop and collaborate with Steeda. They’ve succeeded in completely capturing the essence of my dad’s ‘McQueen DNA’ with the limited-production Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang. Now, together, we’re looking forward to our new wheel collaboration. Our mission is to provide high-quality wheels with an exceptional classic design and a modern twist while maintaining an outstanding value for enthusiasts,” Chad McQueen, President of McQueen Racing. “And I know without a doubt that the entire Steeda team shares that goal 100 percent…”
Designed with a nod to the past and a look to the future, the McQueen Racing Wheel Collection includes an initial release of three designs. These wheels are inspired by some legendary roads in Southern California that encourage spirited driving, which is reflected in their names: The Mulholland (first seen on the Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt), The Encinal, and Pine to Palms, which refers to Highway 74 in Palm Desert.
All the wheels in the line are created using a low-pressure casting process designed to decrease porosity and enhance strength. They are available in 20x10- and 20x11-inch diameters for staggered fitments on 2005-2021 Mustangs using 275/35-20 front tires and 315/35-20 rear tires.
“This is a great opportunity for Steeda to further expand our offerings to Ford performance enthusiasts,” said Bob Adams, President of Steeda Performance Vehicles. “The Steeda vehicle lineup of high-performance vehicles are some of the best-performing and highest-quality performance vehicles available in the market. And our collaboration with McQueen Racing on the Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang has been nothing short of a grand slam. We are extremely excited to continue to partner with them on this new performance wheel program.”
Of course, these first three wheels are just the beginning for McQueen Racing and Steeda, as more designs will follow in the future for applications beyond S197 and S550 Mustangs.
“Down the road you can look forward to even more wheels from the Steeda-McQueen Racing partnership, including — but not limited to — wheels for Bronco, F-Series, Mach 1, and other Mustangs,” McQueen added.