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California Special Mustang drops just in time for spring break

California Special Mustang drops just in time for spring break

America's favorite sports vehicle gets even more style and technology for 2019 thanks to the revival of the legendary Mustang GT California Special, new technology features including rev-matching on 5.0-liter manual-equipped models, the first-ever custom-tuned B&O Play premium audio system for Mustang and three new vintage-inspired colors and over-the-top stripes. Outside, the Blue Oval is offering new vintage-inspired paint colors including Need for Green, Velocity Blue and the gorgeous Dark Highland Green which we saw on the Bullitt Mustang.

For 2019 all Mustang GT's with the manual transmission will now feature rev matching.

The Mustang California Special has been a part of the Mustang repertoire off and on since 1968. Ford was so impressed by one particular dealer's rendition, they put it into production in 1968 and dubbed it the California Special.

On the outside, the California Special Mustang flaunts a fading stripe stretching from the 5.0 badge up front to the rear fenders, a blackened grille, a splitter donated by the Mustang Performance Pack 1 and five-spoke machined rims. Unique wheels round out the CS package. Inside, it comes with synthetic suede-trimmed seats, special logos, contrasting red stitching and a script badge on the passenger-side dash. "This signature design takes its cues from the original California Special, while enhancing the personality of today's Mustang".

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To complement the visual styling, the 5-liter V8 making 460 hp and 420 lb-ft connects to a six-speed manual gearbox with Rev Matching tech.

Ford is also leveraging its new partnership with B&O Play on the 2019 Mustang. The EcoBoost version gets active exhaust flaps.

The 2019 Mustang goes on sale this summer.