The Ford Mustang California Special has been unveiled as a limited model for 2022. The new trim brings with it some additional kit and unique styling elements.
The Ford Mustang California Special continues a traditional offering that has existed since the first-generation model. The one found here pays homage to the original with a blacked-out front grille, side racing stripes and a rear fender scoop.
The heritage-inspired “GT/CS” side stripe trademark traces from the front fender to the signature rear fender scoop. A California Special badge in Ebony Black and Race Red script is placed on the boot while the honeycomb grille with “GT/CS” badge further provides a unique look. A larger front splitter from the GT Performance Package is a hint to the coupe’s “handling prowess”.
A performance rear wing from the GT Performance Package is available for the fastback Ford Mustang California Special, while spoiler delete is standard for the convertible. The California Special wears unique five-spoke 19-inch painted machined wheels. Under the bonnet, this special edition features a signature strut tower brace with California Special badge atop its 5,0-liter V8 engine.
Interior appointments include rich black Miko sueded-trimmed door inserts and seats with the embossed “GT/CS” logo and red contrast stitching, along with custom embroidered floor mats. The instrument panel is finished in carbon hex aluminium with a signature California Special script badge on the passenger side.
The GT Performance Package on the Ford Mustang California Special adds an array of features including Brembo six-piston front brake callipers, unique chassis tuning with heavy-duty front springs, larger tubular rear sway bar, overall lower ride height, K-brace, strut tower brace, front subframe V-brace, Torsen limited-slip differential, unique stability control and electric power steering tuning. Staggered 19-inch wheels with Pirelli tyres round off the package.