We’ve already seen the 2019 Mustang Bullitt that pays homage to the Highland Green Mustang GT 390 fastback featured in the 1968 movie The King of Cool starring Steve McQueen. Now, Ford is bringing back another blast from the past with the 2019 Mustang GT California Special.
The very first incarnation of the Mustang GT California Special was the 1967 Shelby GT notchback coupe prototype. The package offered on the 2019 Mustang GT California Special has a lot to like. This fast-riding pony possesses a 5.0-liter V8 engine that packs 460 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. The car has a 6-speed manual transmission and a top speed is 155 mph. The vehicle also has an active exhaust system for the Mustang EcoBoost.
The styling on this ‘Stang is perfect for cruising the Pacific Coast Highway with the convertible top. While you’re riding with your the wind wiping through your hair, you can pump up your music with the custom-tuned 1,000-watt 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen Play premium audio system. Inside, there are black Miko microsuede-trimmed seats with red contrast stitching and custom embroidered GT/CS insignias on the floor mats, headrests, and a “California Special” badge on the trunk lid.
On the outside, there is an open grille, fog lights, and Mustang Performance Package front splitter. The CS will have a side racing stripe and will be available in two new vintage-inspired colors: Velocity Blue and Need for Green. There is also exclusive split-five-spoke painted machine wheels. The Cali-Ford-ication of the Mustang will go down this summer when the 2019 Mustang GT California Special hits showrooms.