Features Make the 2019 Ford Mustang California Special - Special

Features Make the 2019 Ford Mustang California Special - Special

Along with the return of the Bullitt-edition Mustang GT, inspired by the auto Steve McQueen drove in the classic film, Ford will also be offering a California Special version of the pony vehicle after a year hiatus.

That original version featured blacked-out grille, fog lamps and a side racing stripe that ended ahead of a new rear fender scoop.

Ford has produced special edition Mustangs on a number of occasions, most recently for the 2016-17 model years. Of course, the GT/CS will come with the revised 5.0L V8, delivering 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque along with the rest of the mechanical features of the modern Mustang GT.

The original California Special, dubbed the GT/CS, was a dealer-specific package offered only in the coastal state before Ford took it nation-wide in 1968. Designers also created unique five-spoke painted machined wheels for the package.

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. On downshifts, the engine rpm instantly kicks up to smooth out the transition between gears.

2019 is going to look at lot like 1968 at Ford dealerships.

The California Special also gets a custom-tuned B&O Play 12-speaker premium sound system, as well as two new vintage-inspired colors: Velocity Blue and Need for Green. Drivers can control the system via the drive mode selector or through the instrument panel.

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.

1 - Like all of the California Special models before it, the 2019 Mustang GT/CS comes with a black grille.