Besides the paint job, today's reiteration of the California Special Mustang involves a fair share of technology.
When Mustang first hit the streets in 1964, owners clubs sprang up around the country, with many regional dealers creating their own personalized pony vehicle designs.More news: Google might give Android Wear a name change to Wear OS
The first Cali Special, introduced for 1968 as the Mustang GT/CS, was a dealer special inspired by a 1967 Shelby GT notchback coupe prototype.
That original version featured blacked-out grille, fog lamps and a side racing stripe that ended ahead of a new rear fender scoop. To differentiate it from the standard 2019 Mustang, the CS gets a blacked-out grille, fading stripes, unique five-spoke wheels and a new trunk badge.More news: Oprah Winfrey advises 2020 U.S. presidential candidates
The manual transmission-equipped GT version, which is good for 460 horsepower, gets automatic rev-matching - a boon for anyone who wants to take their California special on a rip down the nearest twisty road. Inside are seats with suede trim and embossed "GT/CS" logos and floor mats with embroidered logos. On downshifts, the engine rpm instantly kicks up to smooth out the transition between gears.
"People have been talking a lot about the 2019 Mustang Bullitt", Ford spokesperson Jiyan Cadiz said. A 1,000-watt 12-speaker B&O Play sound system will also be an option. Though it's not available on the Mustang EcoBoost, the EcoBoost with the Performance Pack will now have an available active exhaust that can be quiet or loud depending on your mood or surroundings. Ford already showed the Bullitt edition's Highland Green, but two new hues including Velocity Blue and Need for Green have been announced. "While colors like Shadow Black and Magnetic Gray will still be popular for those who prefer to go stealth, these new colors pack a brighter, more vibrant punch for 2019".More news: Seoul envoy thanks Xi for 'big role' in NKorea nuclear talks
The 2019 Ford Mustang range hits showrooms this summer.