The 2022 Mustang California Special features several noteworthy upgrades, the bulk of which are of a cosmetic nature. Designed to personify the California dream, the Mustang GT/CS is equally as striking as it is potent, offering the ideal mix of aesthetic appeal and potent performance. Many consumers will also be pleased to find that the 2022 Mustang California Special is offered in both convertible and coupe formats. This serves as a direct departure from traditional GT/CS production, as the original 1968 Mustang California Special could only be ordered as a coupe.
Among the most distinguishing features pertaining to the 2022 Mustang GT/CS are custom side scoops, Machined-face aluminum carbonized wheels, and unique side striping. Also standard is a new Performance Package front splitter and GT/CS badged honeycomb grille. Additional GT/CS badging appears on the vehicle’s strut tower brace and rear paneling.
Like the GT off which the California Special was based, the 2022 GT/CS comes equipped with a 5.0L V8, which harbors a maximum rated output of 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. This power is delivered to the vehicle’s rear wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed manual, depending upon consumer preference.