Making a comeback in its 2019 avatar, Ford Motor has unveiled the Mustang GT California Special as the iconic roadster gets a new limited-edition design package to commemorate the visual cues of the original Mustang. To be unveiled at the upcoming New York Motor Show later this month, the company is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The 2019 Ford Mustang GT California Special comes with new technology features and a powerful 5.0-litre engine along with the first-ever custom-tuned B&O Play premium audio system. Earlier this year, Ford pulled the wraps off the third-generation limited-edition Mustang Bullitt at the Detroit Motor Show.
"No doubt, 2019 is an exciting year for Mustang enthusiasts, especially fans of our California Special and Bullitt models," said Corey Holter, Ford car group marketing manager. "This year further targets hardcore Mustang enthusiasts who want even more performance from Bullitt, while new technology including rev-matching on manual transmission equipped Mustang GTs and active valve performance exhaust on Eco Boost models means even more thrills."
The 2019 Mustang GT California Special features a trademark fading stripe that traces from the 5.0 side badge to the rear fender scoop. A signature ebony black and race red script California Special badge adorns the trunk lid. At the front, the car follows the blacked-out open grille and picks up the Mustang Performance Pack 1 splitter. The California Special wears unique five-spoke painted machined wheels.
On the inside, you will be welcomed by rich black Miko suede-trimmed seats with embossed GT/CS insignia and contrast red accent stitching, and custom embroidered GT/CS floor mats. Signature California Special script badging appears on the passenger-side dash panel. Moreover, Mustang enthusiasts can also personalize their with new vintage-inspired colors including Velocity Blue, Need for Green and the iconic Bullitt model's exclusive Dark Highland Green. Moreover, for the first time, the B&O Play audio system comes to Mustang with a 10-channel amplifier producing 1,000 watts across 12 high-performance speakers.
Under the hood, the 2019 Mustang GT California Special returns with a 5.0-litre V8 engine that packs 451 bhp and 569NM of torque and tops out at 249kmph, mated to a 6-Speed manual with the performance package.