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Spy Shots—2016 California Special Ford Mustang GT


One of the several new appearance packages introduced to keep Mustang attention up in the wake of the redesigned Chevy Camaro, the ’16 California Special (CS) is a GT with some retro takes from the first-generation Mustang.

All CS-equipped cars get 19-in. wheels with black-painted inserts. They will also be identified by a special faux gas cap in the trunklid, reminiscent of the original Mustangs. There's also a new black painted rear spoiler that stands much taller than any Mustangs in recent memory, sort of a ’90s throwback. Up front, there's a grille that's also special to the CS with a smaller pony badge off-centered.

Inside, the CS gets black leather-suede seats with red contrasting stitching and door panel inserts and carpeting to match that color scheme.

The CS will go on sale later this summer for the ’16 model year.


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