|Steve employed stunt driver Bill Hickman to race this car through the streets of San Francisco at speeds of up to 110 mph. Writer William Nolan quotes Steve's comments on his choice for the Charger driver:
I wanted Bill Hickman in the Dodge. Bill's an old stunt pro and I knew we could depend on him - so he drove the Dodge Charger in our film, playing the baddie, while I chase him, as Bullitt, in the Mustang.|
Hickman came close to having a severe accident during filming when, whilst taking a sharp turn at high speed, the Charger's brakes failed. The Charger slid side on into a parked car and wiped out a film camera, narrowly missing nearby police and production crew. This scene actually appears in the film.