What It’s Like To Drive A 2023 Ford Mustang GT California Special With Manual Tranmission

The 2023 Ford Mustang GT California Special stands out for several compelling reasons, with a significant emphasis on various individual upgrades, particularly those related to its appearance. Ford has undertaken a substantial facelift for the base GT, giving the 2023 Mustang GT/CS a distinctive identity. The outcome of these enhancements is a vehicle that not only looks incredibly powerful but also delivers remarkable performance, establishing itself as an iconic representative of the current automotive era.

Like the GT off which the California Special was based, the 2023 GT/CS comes equipped with a 5.0L V8, which harbors a maximum rated output of 450 horsepower and 410 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.

TheTopher managed to get their hands on a 2023 Ford Mustang GT California Special finished in Mischievous Purple with manual transmission and quickly took it for a drive. Watch the video for some amazing American V8 sound.