Ford Mustang Brings Back California Special

The Ford Mustang GT California Special is back this summer!

Ford has produced special edition Mustangs on a number of occasions, most recently for the 2016-17 model years.

The full range will now be offered with a 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system, available active exhaust on both 5.0 and EcoBoost models and a few new colors: velocity blue, need for green and dark highland green on the Bullitt only.

The Mustang GT California Special was first released in 1967 after being inspired by the Shelby GT coupe prototype, according to the automaker.

Most recognizable of all its many visual tweaks is the California Special's fading black side stripes - a telltale fixture that's been a part of every GT/CS since the second-generation model from 2007-'09. Unique wheels round out the CS package.

Besides the paint job, today's reiteration of the California Special Mustang involves a fair share of technology.

Inside, driver and passengers will discover rich black Miko suede-trimmed seats with embossed GT/CS insignia and contrast red accent stitching, and custom embroidered GT/CS floor mats.

The manual transmission-equipped GT version, which is good for 460 horsepower, gets automatic rev-matching - a boon for anyone who wants to take their California special on a rip down the nearest twisty road.

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

Ford is also leveraging its new partnership with B&O Play on the 2019 Mustang.

Mustang enthusiasts now have more opportunity to personalize their auto than ever before, with exciting new vintage-inspired colors including Velocity Blue, Need for Green and the iconic Bullitt model's exclusive Dark Highland Green.

The 2019 Ford Mustang will go on sale this summer.



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