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100 Ford Mustang California Special Fastbacks Headed To South Africa

While a uniquely American creation, the Ford Mustang is also a global sensation, having been the world’s best-selling sports coupe for seven consecutive years to this point. That includes the recently-updated Ford Mustang California Special, which is headed to Europe for the very first time in convertible form only, as Ford Authority reported last month. Now, the automaker has also announced that it is sending 100 units of the Ford Mustang California Special fastback to South Africa as well, according to Apex Magazine.

“The California Special is a huge part of the Mustang’s legacy in America and it symbolizes so much of what Mustang stands for – the joy of driving and the freedom of the open road,” said Doreen Mashinini, general manager for marketing at Ford South Africa. “Those ideals resonate just as strongly with driving enthusiasts and Mustang fans in South Africa. It’s about time customers got to experience the unique California Special blend of style, performance, and driving fun.”

The 2022 Ford Mustang California Special continues a long-running tradition in the pony car world that started way back in 1968 when the model originally debuted. The latest version features an Ebony Black honeycomb front grille with a Race Red GT/CS badge, lower black, red, and gray side stripes with GT/CS logos and “hidden” California Special script, a larger front splitter, optional rear side air scoops, a faux filler cap, quad exhaust tips, unique 19-inch five-spoke Carbonized Gray wheels, and a strut tower brace with a California Special badge.

Inside, the California Special features standard heated and cooled front seats, a 12-inch customizable instrument cluster, an 8-inch infotainment screen with SYNC 3 connectivity, grey Miko suede inserts on the leather seats and door panels, red stitching, the GT/CS logo on the seats and floor mats, and a Carbon Hex aluminum instrument panel with a unique Mustang California Special badge. Power comes from Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8, which can be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or FoMoCo’s 10-speed automatic gearbox.

We’ll have more on the Mustang soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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