Ford Mustang GT California Special returns for 2019

Annette Crawford
March 12, 2018

Along with the west coast themed model, other versions of the Mustang are gaining some additional features in the new model year as well.

The 50th anniversary Bullitt Mustang isn't the only special version of Ford's muscle vehicle icon being introduced for 2019.

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.

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. The package also adds stick-on fake scoops on the rear fenders, and custom black grille with the vintage Mustang badge moved to the side. The vehicle also sports a new front splitter and a "California Special" badge on the trunk lid.

The Blue Oval on Monday announced the return of the Mustang California Special, a special treatment that dates back to the original Mustang.

Advanced rev-matching helps smooth out shifts by predicting shifts and then quickly matching engine rpm - similar to the heel-and-toe methods the pros use.

2019 Ford Mustang GT California Special
Ford Mustang GT California Special returns for 2019

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

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

"People have been talking a lot about the 2019 Mustang Bullitt", Ford spokesperson Jiyan Cadiz said. What took everyone by surprise was its driver-controlled, fully active exhaust mode and quiet start mode, also known as good neighbor mode.

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 range hits showrooms this summer.

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