Goin' Back to Cali: Ford Mustang California Special Returns for 2019

Unlike the Bullitt, which received a 15-horsepower bump over standard GT models, the 2019 Mustang GT California Special-or GT/CS for short-is purely a design upgrade.

It turns out the Bullitt isn't the only throwback Mustang coming to Ford's lineup for the new model year. One popular example, inspired by the 1967 Shelby GT notchback coupe prototype, featured a blacked-out grille and fog lamps, with a side racing stripe that ended ahead of a new rear fender scoop.

The California Special Ford Mustang is galloping back to showrooms as a 2019 model, the automaker announced Sunday.

The limited edition vehicle, Mustang includes a blacked-out grille, a side racing stripe, a faux rear fender scoop, sequential tail lights which are noticed in Thunderbird, twist-lock hood fasteners, and a rear spoiler. The performance perks include rev-matching technology for the 5.0-liter V-8 engine and a variable exhaust option for the turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder. "This year further targets hardcore Mustang enthusiasts who want even more performance from Bullitt, while new technology including rev-matching on manual transmission equipped Mustang GTs and active valve performance exhaust on Eco Boost models means even more thrills".

In addition to those six unique features, the 2019 Ford Mustang GT/CS comes with some other features that are offered on other packages, such as the splitter from the GT Performance Pack 1.

6 - The interior features Miko suede-trimmed black seats with red contrast stitching and embroidered GT/CS logos.

Despite just being refreshed for 2018, Ford is bringing several changes to the 2019 Mustang.

Lastly, Mustang is adding two new hues to the color chart for 2019: Velocity Blue and Need for Green.

Also on the tech side is the B&O Play 1,000-watt sound system with 12 speakers and a 10-channel amplifier.

Vanessa Coleman