2019 Ford Mustang GT California Special Edition Review & Changes – The 50th anniversary Bullitt Mustang isn’t the only special version of Ford’s muscle car icon being released for 2019. The Blue Oval on Monday declared the give back of the Mustang California Special, a special treatment that times back to the original Mustang.
The first Cali Special, released for 1968 as the Mustang GT/CS, was a dealer special encouraged by a 1967 Shelby GT notchback coupe prototype. Amid its features had been a blacked-out grille, fog lamps and a side racing stripe that ended ahead of a rear fender scoop. The modern day car, based on the V-8-powered Mustang GT, presents a nod to the original with a blacked-out grille and a stripe that remnants from the “5.0” front fender badge to a rear fender scoop. The car also sports a new front splitter and a “California Special” badge on the trunk lid. Inside, consumers may find suede-trimmed seats and multiple “GT/CS” badges.
Contrary to the 2019 Mustang Bullitt, in whose 5.0-liter V-8 has become tuned to produce an additional 15 horsepower for a new full of 475 hp, there’s no extra power to be got with the 2019 Mustang GT California Special, which means it goes the stock 460-hp rating.
Ford on Monday also announced some general changes for the 2019 Mustang range. And for Mustang followers, the bash doesn’t end right here as Ford will likely be releasing a new Shelby GT500 very early next year. It will be a beast of a car delivering over 700 horsepower. We can’t wait around.