McQueen Did Almost All the Driving Himself
Bullitt was never intended to be a car film. However, it became one of the biggest legends of the genre nonetheless. The reason is the epic car chase scene involving the ’68 Ford Mustang 390 GT Fastback, a black ’68 Dodge Charger 440 R/T, and the hilly streets of San Francisco. If it weren’t for the legendary chase, the movie would be a classic detective flick with a forgettable plot and production (via Hagerty).
As one of the biggest car fanatics among movie stars, Steve McQueen requested to do the stunts by himself, showing his remarkable driving skills. Also, directing and shooting of the chase were quite innovative, which only added to the uniqueness of the footage.