The Ford Mustang was a success from the day it was launched in 1964 (22,000 orders on just the first day) and has continued to be the company’s bestselling sportscar up till today. As it approaches its 60th anniversary, Ford has prepared a California Special, based on the package of the same name that was available before.
“The original California Special package was geared toward California’s optimistic and carefree driving culture. We’re refocusing on those elements for the 2024 Mustang GT California Special, which brings vibrant style that looks as at home on Colorado Boulevard as it does on the Pacific Coast Highway,” said Mustang Brand Manager, Joe Bellino.
Rave Blue details
A Mustang – whether old or new will always stand out anywhere because of its iconic status. Even people who may not have an interest in cars are likely to know a car called a Mustang. For the California Special package, the car gets eye-catching Rave Blue details. The signature colour appears on the nostril intakes, which flank a new horizontal-slat grille complete with low gloss black strakes.
The headlights are surrounded by black bezels while Mustang GT California Special-specific graphics in Medium Light Rave Blue and High and Low-Gloss Black appear on the lower body sides.
“Rave Blue is such a distinct and exciting colour, it really does make the California Special stand out not only from other Mustang models, but from previous California Special models,” said Bellino.
Two 19-inch wheel options
The California Special package will come with two choices of 19-inch wheels. The standard Carbonized Gray wheels have a GT/CS pad-printed logo in Rave Blue, while the optional Performance Pack wheel combines a machined face with Rave Blue pockets.
The 5-litre V8 engine badge on the front fenders and the GT badge at the back add Rave Blue outlines to black centres. Like the GT Performance Package, there is a Performance Pack-specific badge. The GT/CS badge in the grille is also finished in Rave Blue.
Blue accents are prominent throughout the California Special package’s interior, where perforated Navy Pier upholstery and Ebony Black leather covers the seats. Further elevating its style is dual-colour contrast stitching with Raptor Blue and Metal Gray threads that extend to the dash and doors.
Available as coupe or convertible
The California Special package, which costs an extra US$1,995 (about RM9,400) more than a Mustang GT Premium is available in coupe and convertible bodystyles with either the 6-speed manual gearbox or the optional 10-speed automatic transmission.