New Ford Mustang California Special revealed with retro styling tweaks

The Ford Mustang range has a new member. The Mustang California Special is a designation that can be traced back again to the 1960s, but it hasn’t created an official appearance in Europe right until now.

The latest car or truck to bear the identify is based mostly on the existing Mustang GT Convertible. It focuses on cosmetic adjustments, which on the outdoors include a black-concluded honeycomb grille, black, red and grey decal stripes down the sides of the car, and special 19-inch wheels. The latter are finished in ‘Carbonised Grey’, matching the side skirts, rear diffuser and greater entrance splitter. GT/CS logos show up in abundance, there is a faux rear filler cap and there are some rear facet air scoops on the alternatives checklist.

Inside, Ford has extra gray suede ‘Miko’ (a substance created from recycled polyester) to part of the seats and the interior door panels. There is ‘Carbon Hex’ aluminium trim for the instrument cluster, a Mustang California Particular plaque, and GT/CS logos embossed on the seats and flooring mats. 

Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment method with Apple CarPlay and Android Car connectivity functions as conventional, as does a suite of driver help systems incorporating adaptive cruise command with lane-retaining support.

The 5.-litre in a natural way-aspirated V8 is unchanged, creating 444bhp and 529Nm of torque. When combined with the standard-in shape six-velocity guide gearbox, this makes for a -62mph time of 4.8 seconds. The optional 10-velocity automated minimizes this to 4.5sec. 

The California Unique is out there in 9 exterior colours such as Grabber Blue and Cyber Orange. It’s priced from £52,105, just £650 additional than a common Mustang GT Convertible. 

“The California Exclusive is a enormous element of the Mustang’s legacy in The united states and it symbolises so considerably of what Mustang stands for: The pleasure of driving and the freedom of the open street,” explained Ford Europe’s Mustang chief programme engineer Matthias Tonn, adding, “Those beliefs resonate just as strongly with driving fans in Europe, so it is about time clients listed here obtained to working experience the exclusive California Particular blend of design, performance and driving enjoyment.”

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