Monday, 19 March, 2018

Special Sauce: Ford Brings Back The Mustang GT California Special For 2019

The Ford Mustang GT California Special is back this summer! Ford brings back another classic in Mustang GT California Special for model year 2019
Theresa Hayes | 12 March, 2018, 17:42

Mustang last offered a California Special back in 2016.

New for 2019 is a rev-matching six-speed manual.

The special edition pony auto going on sale this summer is a tribute to the first California Special, based off a 1967 Shelby GT notchback coupe prototype. Before long, the California Special had joined the ranks of Shelby, Boss and Mach 1 special-edition Mustangs.

Besides the paint job, today's reiteration of the California Special Mustang involves a fair share of technology. Impressed, Ford put a limited number of California Special cars into production for 1968. This year, however, on top of the signature California Special side stripe and rear fender vent, the muscle vehicle gets a B&O Play 12-channel speaker system customized to the acoustics of the car's interior and a transmission equipped with rev-matching technology.

Other special visual features include unique five-spoke painted/machined wheels, a blacked-out open grille, and a Race Red "California Special" badge on the decklid applique.

Climb inside the new GT Calfiornia Special and you'll be greeted by seats trimmed in black Miko® suede with red accent stitching and embossed GT/CS insignias, paired with embroidered GT/CS floor mats.

Customized to the acoustics of the interior, sound engineers tuned the B&O Play audio system to take both the static and dynamic states of Mustang into account to elevate the senses regardless of driving conditions. Buyers will have the choice to add a new 1,000 watt, 12-speaker B&O system to the Mustang.

Power and torque remain the same 460 hp/420 lb-ft as the regular 2018 Ford Mustang GT.

It also comes with options available on standard Mustang models, including a quiet start mode and customizable digital instrument cluster.

The 2019 Mustang goes on sale this summer.