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Ford Mustang California Special is here: SA pricing

Published Jun 28, 2022

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Johannesburg - Ford is bringing some West Coast style to South Africa with the Mustang California Special, which has just arrived on local shores.

The edition is based on the V8-powered Mustang GT Fastback coupe and only 100 units have been allocated to our market, at a price of R1 154 900.

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Inspired by 1968 limited edition of the same name, the Ford Mustang California Special makes its presence felt with a number of unique design features.

Taking its cue from the blacked out grille of the aforementioned classic, the 2022 California Special gains an Ebony Black honeycomb grille with red GT/CS badging, which you’ll also see on the stripes that run from the front to the rear wings. These are finished in black, red and grey, and also feature a hidden “California Special” script that is almost invisible in low light conditions.

The new edition rolls on Carbonised Grey 19-inch alloys and the vehicle also boasts a larger front splitter as well as a rear wing from the GT Performance Package and (for the first time on an SA Mustang) side air scoops behind the doors.

A unique faux filler cap and 4.5-inch quad tailpipes distinguish the rear of the car.

California Special customers can choose from nine exterior colours, including the signature Atlas Blue and Cyber Orange Tri-Coat hues. Other options include Dark Matter Grey, Carbonised Grey, Rapid Red, Shadow Black and Oxford White.

Cabin decor comes in the form of GT/CS logos on the seats and floor mats, as well as a unique Mustang California Special badge on the Carbon Hex aluminium instrument panel. You’ll also find partial suede trim in Miko suede on the seats and door inserts of this edition.

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Standard gizmos include the Ford Sync3 infotainment system, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Assist, Lane Keeping Alert and seat heating.

Under the bonnet of the Ford Mustang California Special you’ll find the same normally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine that powers the GT. With 330kW and 529Nm going to the back wheels, the edition will sprint from 0-100km/h in just 4.5 seconds, at the coast and according to Ford.

But with a claimed combined fuel consumption figure of 12.1 litres per 100km, you’d better budget for the fuel too.

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