April 12, 2006
Ford revives Mustang GT “California Special”
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Los Angeles, California – Ford has announced the introduction of the limited-edition 2007 Mustang GT/CS – or “California Special.” Much like the 1968 GT/CS that offered Mustang buyers more aggressive styling that was “Inspired by the Shelby GT,” the new California Special also draws some cues from the 2007 Shelby.
The 2007 California Special can be ordered as either a coupe or convertible. The Mustang GT/California Special arrives in late summer as a full, stand-alone option package on the 2007 Mustang.
The 2007 version has an aggressive front fascia with an integrated chin spoiler that sits 38 mm (1.5 in.) lower than the Mustang GT to provide a larger air opening for increased cooling performance. Familiar “California Special” style bodyside racing stripes run from the front fenders across the doors and fade-out at the end of the door.
Out back, a unique rear fascia features a lower air-diffuser design that is similar to the rear of the 2007 Shelby GT500 – itself inspired by the rear diffuser on the Ford GT supercar. As an added touch, the dual exhaust system on the new Mustang GT/CS sports bright, rolled tips for a cleaner, more refined appearance. The car will also come standard with the Mustang GT’s optional 18-inch polished aluminum wheels and performance tires. (Those seeking further differentiation can add a hood scoop by ordering the GT Appearance Package.)
The cabin comes in either Dove or Parchment, including black leather seats with unique Cal Special Dove or Parchment “GT Leather” inserts. Plus, matching front floormats include special Mustang badging to further distinguish the GT/CS interior.