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2022 FORD MUSTANG ADDS CALIFORNIA SPECIAL AND STEALTH EDITIONS TO STABLE

Ford’s Legendary Pony Brings Back A Legendary Trim, While Adding A New One

2022 Ford Mustang GT California Special CS Performance Edition
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The Ford Mustang is leveraging a bit of its history for the 2022 model year, as well as galloping forward with something new. Returning is the California Special name for the 2022 Mustang GT, while a first-ever Stealth Edition for the 2022 Mustang EcoBoost to complement the already-announced Ice White Appearance Package. Pricing and orders are expected to be announced later this year, with deliveries anticipated to start early next year, if things go according to plan.

2022 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Stealth Edition
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First-Ever 2022 Ford Mustang Stealth Edition

The 2022 Ford Mustang Stealth Edition Appearance Package features the following:

  • 19-inch Ebony Black-painted aluminum wheels
  • Black pony badges
  • Performance rear wing
  • Black mirror caps
  • Clear LED taillamp covers,
  • Matte and gloss black instrument panel badge
  • Lighted door sill plate.

The Stealth Edition is available on the 2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost in Atlas Blue, Carbonized Gray, Dark Matter and Shadow Black.

2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Stealth Edition Appearance Package
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2022 Ford Mustang GT/CS

The beloved California Special, aka GT/CS, which was last seen between the 2016 and 2017 model years, makes a return for the 2022 Ford Mustang GT, and is better than ever.

Based on both the Mustang GT Premium fastback and convertible models, the latest California Special Appearance Package features the following:

  • Blacked-out “GT/CS” honeycomb grille
  • “GT/CS”Side racing stripes
  • Rear fender scoop
  • Larger front splitter
  • Special badging
  • Optional performance rear wing on fastback models
  • Unique 5-spoke 19-inch wheels
  • California Special badged strut tower brace
  • Milko sueded door inserts and seat inserts with embossed “GT/CS” logo
  • “GT/CS” floor mats
  • California Special script badge on passenger side dashboard
  • carbon hex aluminum finished instrument panel
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Bonus: GT Performance Package For New Mustang California Special

For the first time, the GT Performance Package is now available on the Mustang California Special, making it the most capable GT/CS ever.

The 2022 Ford Mustang GT Performance Package adds the following to the California Special:

  • Brembo six-piston front brake calipers
  • Unique chassis tuning with heavy-duty front springs
  • Larger tubular rear sway bar
  • Overall lower ride height
  • K-brace
  • Strut tower brace
  • Front subframe V-brace
  • Torsen limited-slip differential
  • Unique stability control and electric power steering tuning.
  • Staggered 19×9-inch front and 19×9.5-inch rear wheels with Pirelli summer tires

The 2022 Ford Mustang California Special will be available in Atlas Blue, Carbonized Gray, Cyber Orange, Dark Matter, Grabber Blue Metallic, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red, Shadow Black and Oxford White.

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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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