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Ford Mustang California Special heading to South Africa – The Citizen



With the present technology Ford Mustang nearing the tip of its lifecycle, an all-new mannequin is due subsequent yr, the native arm of the Blue Oval has confirmed the provision of the restricted version Mustang California Particular.

A nameplate first utilized in 1968 by Ford sellers in California to indicate a collection of bespoke exterior and inside touches, the designation formally returned in 2007 as an in-house tribute to the unique by Ford Motor Firm.

Subsequently, it went on to turn out to be out there in different US states and since earlier this yr, for the primary time, in Europe as properly.

Ford Mustang California coming to South Africa
Nothing a lot has modified on the rear.

Now authorised for South Africa, solely 100 examples might be made out there in GT Fastback guise, a turnaround from Europe and North America the place the badge usually resides on the cabriolet.

Externally, the California receives an ebony black honeycomb sample grille with a Race Pink GT/CS badge as featured on the unique, the identical entrance splitter because the GT, pink, black and gray stripes on the base of the doorways with California Particular scripting that solely turns into seen in excessive daylight, and gray 19-inch alloy wheels.

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A selection of eight colors might be offered, together with two new hues; Cyber Orange and Atlas Blue.

Whereas Ford didn’t reveal any particulars of the inside, gadgets out there on the European California, that are prone to be carried over, embrace GT/CS embroidered ground mats, leather-based seats with Miko suede inserts in addition to pink stitching, a carbon hex aluminium end on the instrument cluster and Mustang California Particular badges.

Ford Mustang California coming to South Africa
Inside tweaks are simply as small

Having reshuffled the Mustang line-up final yr, which noticed the removing of the two.3 EcoBoost engine, the California, as with the GT up to date in 2019, will derive motivation from a single powerunit; the usually aspirated 5.0 Coyote V8 that pumps out 331kW/529Nm.

As with the GT and Mach 1, the Common Motors co-developed ten-speed automated gearbox prevails as the only transmission possibility, with the six-speed handbook reserved for the latter solely. No efficiency figures had been revealed.

Whereas an area launch date stays unknown, likelihood is it’s going to happen inside the subsequent few weeks together with the affirmation of pricing anticipated to bridge the hole between the GT and Mach 1.   

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