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CALIFORNIA SPECIAL RETURNS FOR 2019 MUSTANG

Style and Sound

Drop the top and go for a cruise.

By SID297

DEARBORN, Mich., March 12, 2018 – America’s favorite sports car gets even more style and technology for 2019 thanks to the revival of the legendary Mustang GT California Special, new technology features including rev-matching on 5.0-liter manual-equipped models, the first-ever custom-tuned B&O Play premium audio system for Mustang and three new vintage-inspired colors and over-the-top stripes.

“No doubt, 2019 is an exciting year for Mustang enthusiasts, especially fans of our California Special and Bullitt models,” said Corey Holter, Ford car group marketing manager. “This year further targets hardcore Mustang enthusiasts who want even more performance from BULLITT, while new technology including rev-matching on manual transmission equipped Mustang GTs and active valve performance exhaust on EcoBoost® models means even more thrills.”

California Dreaming

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When Mustang first hit the streets in 1964, owners clubs sprang up around the country, with many regional dealers creating their own personalized pony car designs. One – inspired by the 1967 Shelby GT notchback coupe prototype – came to be called the California Special.

California Special returns with a new limited-edition design package for 2019 Mustang GT that commemorates visual cues of the 1968 original while celebrating modern Mustang performance and style

That original version featured blacked-out grille, fog lamps and a side racing stripe that ended ahead of a new rear fender scoop. It wore a Shelby-inspired spoiler, custom tail lamps and twist-lock hood fasteners. Impressed, Ford put a limited number of California Special cars into production for 1968. Before long, the California Special had joined the ranks of Shelby, Boss and Mach 1 special-edition Mustangs.

Today, the 2019 California Special for Mustang GT is a visual standout, featuring a trademark fading stripe that traces from the 5.0 side badge to the rear fender scoop. A signature Ebony Black and Race Red script California Special badge adorns the trunk lid. At the front, the car follows the blacked-out open grille and picks up the Mustang Performance Pack 1 splitter. The California Special wears unique five-spoke painted machined wheels.

Inside, driver and passengers will discover rich black Miko® suede-trimmed seats with…

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Ford Introduces 2019 Bullitt Mustang

Legend Returns

Frank Bullitt’s Iconic Mustang Reborn.

By SID297

DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2018 – Celebrating the 50th anniversary of iconic movie “Bullitt” and its fan-favorite San Francisco car chase, Ford introduces the new cool and powerful 2019 Mustang Bullitt.

Third-generation member of the McQueen family, Molly, starred in a special movie of her own introducing the new third-generation Bullitt at the North American International Auto Show. In the film, Molly races a new Mustang Bullitt through a parking structure battling a Dodge Charger for the final free space.

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Steeda Racer Donnie Gilder Wins Mod Nationals Heavy Street Class

Street Sweeper

4,000#’s – 1.28 60 ft. – 8 Sec ETs

By Steeda

Just as Steeda has done for three decades now, we’ve delivered outstanding performance with precision engineered and high quality upgrades built for the enthusiast, by the enthusiasts. Donnie Gilder’s 4,000+ lb street-driven S550 Mustang is further proof of that.

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American Muscle Reviews a 2018 Mustang GT – Plus Win $17,760 For Your Truck

Cash and Cars

AM GT takes to the streets.

By SID297

I don’t know how deep you guys have been looking into the 2018 Mustang updates, but the changes Ford has made to the S550 have really taken it to another level.  The new Level II Performance Pack has set the new standard for affordable excellence.  As expected it hasn’t taken long for SVTP Vendors to start digging into the car.  In this case, American Muscle waited precisely no time getting their new manual transmission equipped 2018 Mustang GT out on the streets for a drive.

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Lethal Exclusive: Whipple 3.0L Gen 5 2018 Mustang Supercharger Kit

Lethal Pressure

Whipple gets bigger and more efficient.

By Lethal Performance

The new Stranger Things season just dropped this weekend, prompting fans to flood social media with excitement in the form of memes, watch parties and theories. What does that have to do with Whipple & Lethal Performance? Nothing, really… or does it? In the show, an alternate universe exists parallel to the human world called The Upside Down (RIP Barb). Here’s where the tie in comes… ready?? Perhaps the engineers over at Whipple Superchargers used their own Netflix binge as inspiration for their latest & greatest 3.0L Whipple supercharger for the new 2018 Mustang GT because the supercharger is UPSIDE DOWN. Mind blown, right? Just like its entertainment counterpart, this upside down creation houses quite a monster….a 900+ horsepower monster to be exact.
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