The California Special design came out of a West Coast Ford dealer and was inspired by the 1967 Shelby GT coupé notchback prototype.
Just like the original, this new version of special Mustang GT has a blacked-out grille and side racing stripe.
For 2019 all Mustang GT's with the manual transmission will now feature rev matching.
The Mustang California Special has been a part of the Mustang repertoire off and on since 1968.
Ford officials liked the California Special so much that they made a decision to offer a limited number of cars of the 1968 model year. The California Special wears unique five-spoke painted machined wheels. Climbing inside, this limited-run Mustang is adorned with Miko suede seats, red stitching, and special "GT/CS" embroidering throughout.
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The Blue Oval on Monday announced the return of the Mustang California Special, a special treatment that dates back to the original Mustang.
Mustang GT's retuned 5.0-liter V8 engine packs 460 horsepower and 420 lb. -ft. of torque and tops out at 155 miles per hour.* When that torque gets delivered to the pavement via 6-speed manual and available Performance Package, you better hold on, because that's where rev-matching gives Mustang drivers a leg - or a heel and a toe - up. And now, for the first time, the B&O Play audio system comes to Mustang with a stunning 10-channel amplifier producing 1,000 watts across 12 high-performance speakers.
As far as body colors are concerned, Ford adds three new such hues for 2019: Velocity Blue, Need for Green and Dark Highland Green. But the company did announce that the new model year cars will go on sale this summer.