Despite the fact that the Ford Mustang, one of America’s most famous cars, is still difficult to come by owing to production delays caused by supply shortages and other factors. However, if you’re searching for one, now is a good time to begin looking ahead of time.
We’re sure to see another redesign of the sports car in 2022, so Ford is seizing the opportunity by employing one of the oldest tricks in the book: offering limited-edition models, including the recently-unveiled Ice White Editions for both the regular Mustang and Mach-E.
There are more on the way, including the latest set of specials: the first-ever Stealth Edition and the new California Special will be introduced in 2022 as inaugural models.
19-inch Ebony Black aluminum wheels, black pony badges, black mirror caps, clear LED taillamp covers, and a performance rear wing are available for the EcoBoost model through the stealth appearance package. The car’s sinister, sporty allure is enhanced by an illuminated sill plate and a matte and gloss black instrument panel badge, which gives the muscle car “a whole new persona, sinister and sporty all at once.” This edition is available in six exterior colors: Atlas Blue, Carbonized Gray, Dark Matter, Shadow Black.
The California Special, available as a package on the Mustang GT Premium fastback and convertible models, is the car you’ve been looking for, however.
A racing-inspired GT/CS side stripe runs from the front fender to the rear fender scoop, culminating in a retro look. The California Special badge on the trunk is finished in Ebony Black and Race Red, while the new GT/CS badge is installed in the honeycomb grille on the front end. Like the GT Performance Package adds a larger front splitter, while the fastback gets an improved performance rear wing. Convertible versions get a spoiler delete instead of a strut tower brace, but both variants come with unique 19-inch wheels and a badged strut tower brace.
The red contrast stitching on the inside fabric and seats with the GT/CS badge are enhanced by personalized floor mats. Carbon hex aluminum accents, as well as carbon hex aluminum highlights, are included.
For the first time, the California Special is offered with the GT Performance Package, which adds Brembo six-piston brakes up front, unique chassis tuning with improved front springs, a bigger rear sway bar, lower ride height, a K-brace, a strut tower brace, and even a Torsen limited-slip differential. In addition to the aforementioned upgrades, this model also gets a power steering and stability control refit, as well as staggered 19×9 and 19×9.5-inch wheels with Pirelli summer rubber for improved handling. This vehicle is available in Atlas Blue, Carbonized Gray, Cyber Orange, Dark Matter, Grabber Blue Metallic, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red, Shadow Black, and Oxford White.
Pricing has not yet been revealed, but both cars will be for sale later this year, with deliveries set for the first quarter of 2022.