While Ford has practically secured the full extent of extraordinary Mustang models of yore with remastered releases for now—and guaranteed to restore the vaunted Mach 1 as some sort of electric hybrid—the carmaker has discovered another name to bring once more into play for its horse auto: the GT California Special. Otherwise called the GT/CS, the first cycle appeared in 1968 with the contemporary Shelby GT350’s full-width taillights, sweet stripes, and other minor changes, and the name has been utilized at different circumstances all through the Mustang’s history. The 2019 Mustang GT California Special advantages from a recognizable treatment, in spite of the fact that since the present Shelby GT350 and consistent Mustangs share backside styling, the GT/CS needs one of a kind taillights.
The ’19 California Special—which will be accessible both as a car and as a convertible—likewise has extraordinary part five-talked wheels, body-side stripes that blur just before they achieve the artificial admissions toward the back of every entryway, the Mustang Performance bundle’s front splitter, a passed out grille, and GT/CS trunk badging. The inside makeover is subtler, with dark microsuede-secured seats wearing weaved GT/CS logos and differentiating red-hued sewing. For an additional ’60s-tastic touch, Ford added California Special content lettering to the traveler side of the dashboard.
Passage at the same time reported a couple of welcome updates to whatever is left of the Mustang lineup for 2019. Turbocharged, four-barrel EcoBoost Mustangs are currently accessible with the double mode debilitate presented on the 2018 GT, while each stick-move GT now has automated rev-coordinating usefulness for downshifts. Audiophiles—or enthusiasts of outright tumult—can anticipate the B&O Play sound framework gradually multiplying through Ford’s lineup; in the ’19 Mustang, the discretionary setup highlights 1000 watts of yield, a 10-channel intensifier, and 12 speakers. New paint hues including Velocity Blue and Need for Green join the Mustang’s palette, as well.