In year's past, the California Special wasn't much more than graphics package and e few extra cosmetic trim pieces. Ford officials liked the California Special so much that they chose to offer a limited number of cars of the 1968 model year.
For 2019 all Mustang GT's with the manual transmission will now feature rev matching.
The California Special design came out of a West Coast Ford dealer and was inspired by the 1967 Shelby GT coupé notchback prototype.
The 2019 Ford Mustang California Special pulls some of the aesthetic DNA from the original 1968 auto without managing to look hokey, no mean feat these days.
Ford did not release pricing information for the 2019 California Special.
Most recognizable of all its many visual tweaks is the California Special's fading black side stripes - a telltale fixture that's been a part of every GT/CS since the second-generation model from 2007-'09.
Ford Motor Co. said Monday that it will reintroduce the Ford Mustang GT California Special for the 2019 model year with unique badging, wheels, blacked-out grille and interior design featuring custom floor mats and seats. And now, for the first time, the B&O Play audio system comes to Mustang with a stunning 10-channel amplifier producing 1,000 watts across 12 high-performance speakers. Like 2018, the 5.0-liter cars will make 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. What took everyone by surprise was its driver-controlled, fully active exhaust mode and quiet start mode, also known as good neighbor mode.
Mustang enthusiasts now have more opportunity to personalize their vehicle than ever before, with exciting new vintage-inspired colors including Velocity Blue, Need for Green and the iconic Bullitt model's exclusive Dark Highland Green.