California Special Returns; Enthusiast Updates for 2019 Mustang Include Rev-Matching, B&O PLAY Audio System and New Colours

  • California Special earnings with a new limited-edition pattern package for 2019 Mustang GT that commemorates visible cues of a 1968 strange while celebrating complicated Mustang opening and style
  • Legend of creation continues with serve of rev-matching record for absolute 5.0-litre 6-speed-equipped Mustang GT that ensures smoother, some-more energetic day-to-day pushing with an permitted primer mode for enthusiasts; class-exclusive quad-tip entirely non-static active valve opening empty combined for EcoBoost®-powered Mustang
  • First-ever BO PLAY audio complement for Mustang is customized to a acoustics of a interior to broach an considerable 1,000 watts of energy by a 12-channel orator complement and connectivity to SYNC® 3

DEARBORN, Mich., Mar 12, 2018 – North America’s favourite sports automobile gets even some-more character and record for 2019 interjection to a reconstruction of a mythological Mustang GT California Special, new facilities including rev-matching on 5.0-litre 6-speed manual-equipped models, a first-ever custom-tuned BO PLAY reward audio complement for Mustang, and 3 new vintage-inspired colours.

“No doubt, 2019 is an sparkling year for Mustang enthusiasts, generally fans of a California Special and BULLITT models,” pronounced Corey Holter, Ford automobile organisation selling manager. “This year serve targets hardcore enthusiasts who wish even some-more opening from BULLITT, while new record – including rev-matching on primer transmission-equipped Mustang GT and active valve opening empty on a EcoBoost® indication – means even some-more thrills.”

California dreaming

When Mustang initial strike a streets in 1964, owners clubs sprang adult around a country, with many informal dealers formulating their possess personalized hack automobile designs. One – desirous by a 1967 Shelby GT notchback coupe antecedent – came to be called a California Special.

That strange chronicle featured blacked-out grille, haze lamps and a side racing ribbon that finished forward of a new behind buffer scoop. It wore a Shelby-inspired spoiler, tradition taillamps and twist-lock hood fasteners. Impressed, Ford put a singular series of California Special cars into prolongation for 1968. Before long, a California Special had assimilated a ranks of Shelby, Boss and Mach 1 special-edition Mustangs.

Today, a 2019 California Special for Mustang GT is a visible standout, featuring a heading vanishing ribbon that traces from a 5.0 side badge to a behind buffer scoop. A signature Ebony Black and Race Red book California Special badge adorns a case lid. At a front, a automobile follows a blacked-out open grille and picks adult a Mustang Performance Pack 1 splitter. The California Special wears singular five-spoke embellished machined wheels.

Inside are abounding black Miko® suede-trimmed seats with embossed GT/CS escutcheon and contrariety red accent stitching, along with tradition festooned GT/CS building mats. Signature California Special book badging appears on a passenger-side lurch panel.

“Few things are some-more gratifying than dropping a tip on a California Special and holding a expostulate down a stately Pacific Coast Highway,” pronounced Mark Conforzi, Ford designer. “This signature pattern takes a cues from a strange California Special, while enhancing a celebrity of today’s Mustang.”

Rev-matching to turn a field

Mustang GT’s absolute 5.0-litre V8 engine packs 460 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque and tops out during 155 mph.* When that torque gets delivered to a cement around 6-speed primer and accessible Performance Package, we improved reason on, since that’s where rev-matching gives Mustang drivers a leg – or a heel and a toe – up.

Advanced rev-matching helps well-spoken out shifts by initial presaging shifts afterwards fast relating engine rpm – identical to a heel-and-toe methods a pros use. On downshifts, engine rpm now kicks adult to well-spoken out a transition between gears.

Sensational BO PLAY audio

Like Ford Mustang, Bang Olufsen is an dignitary in both iconic pattern and heart-racing opening opposite a line of audio products. And now, for a initial time, a BO PLAY audio complement comes to Mustang with a overwhelming 10-channel amplifier producing 1,000 watts opposite 12 high-performance speakers.

Customized to a car’s interior environment, sound engineers tuned a BO PLAY audio complement to take both a immobile and energetic states of Mustang into comment to rouse a senses regardless of pushing conditions. BO PLAY audio connects to a discretionary SYNC® 3 system, that allows Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Active valve opening empty now accessible on EcoBoost models

When a class-exclusive quad-tip entirely non-static active valve opening empty strike a streets for Mustang GT for 2018, critics and business comparison raved over a low guttural sound of a 5.0-litre V8 engine. What took everybody by warn was a driver-controlled, entirely active empty mode and still start mode, also famous as good neighbor mode.

Now, a entirely non-static active valve opening empty brings an assertive snarl to 2019 Mustang versed with EcoBoost. This class-exclusive quad-tip empty complement can be tranquil by a expostulate mode complement or around personalized MyMode settings with a 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument panel, as good as by a customary 4.2-inch cluster.

More personalization than ever; new colours

Mustang enthusiasts now have some-more event to personalize their automobile than ever before, with sparkling new vintage-inspired colours including Velocity Blue, Need for Green and a iconic BULLITT model’s disdainful Dark Highland Green.

“These heated new colours snippet behind to Mustang’s classical colours of a late 1960s and early 1970s,” pronounced Holter. “While colours like Shadow Black and Magnetic Gray will still be renouned for those who cite to go stealth, these new colours container a brighter, some-more colourful punch for 2019.”

The 2019 Mustang goes on sale this summer.

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*Horsepower and torque ratings achieved with 93-octane fuel.