Ford Sets the Stage for the 2024 Mustang GT with a Striking Package
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As the iconic Ford Mustang nears its 60th anniversary, the company unveils the 2024 Mustang GT California Special, a trim that ingeniously intertwines the nostalgia of its esteemed past with a forward-looking design ethos. Originating in 1968, the GT California Special was once a unique creation of larger dealerships designed to attract and captivate enthusiasts. This heritage continues in the latest modern-day variant, which, while not providing performance updates, focuses on aesthetic uniqueness and a celebration of its roots.
Description of the Mustang
This latest edition, available in convertible and coupe iterations, encapsulates a tribute to the carefree, relaxed driving culture that the state of California epitomizes. It is not merely about the drive; it is about the experience and the statement made along the journey. Mustang Brand Manager Joe Bellino explained: “The original California Special package was geared toward California’s optimistic and carefree driving culture.” He added, “We’re refocusing on those elements for the 2024 Mustang GT California Special, which brings vibrant style that looks as at home on Colorado Boulevard as it does on the Pacific Coast Highway. Rave Blue is such a distinct and exciting color, it really does make the California Special stand out not only from other Mustang models, but from previous California Special models.”
This approach to the 2024 vehicle’s design philosophy ensures that the Mustang GT California Special is more than simply a car; it is a statement piece. As it debuts just ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16, 2023, it represents a vivacious symbol of the Mustang sports car’s enduring appeal, a fitting homage to its Californian origins, and its seamless incorporation into contemporary car culture.
The Significance of Rave Blue
This year’s (2023) Mustang GT California Special is all about the Rave Blue color. It is like Ford took a classic and dipped it in the ocean. The Rave Blue is not just slapped on – it is thoughtfully placed inside and out, lending the Mustang GT a fresh, cool look. As such, the brand has added Rave Blue to the front nostril surrounds, the badges, and inside the car as well. Rave Blue is also around the GT, 5.0 emblems, and on the nostril intake surrounds. Standard wheels are finished in Carbonized Gray with a Rave Blue GT/CS (California Special) logo. Meanwhile, the other option is wheels with a machined face featuring Rave Blue.
These features collectively define the 2024 Mustang GT California Special, showcasing its dedication to a refreshing and bold design approach. Indeed, the interior of the 2024 Ford Mustang GT California Special blends a unique color scheme with comfort and detailed craftsmanship. For example, the automaker went with Ebony Black and Navy Pier blue leather for the seats. Drivers can also spot Metal Gray and Raptor Blue contrast stitching running across the door cards and the dashboard. There is even an elegant “California Special” badge on the passenger side of the dashboard. It is a subtle reminder the owner is in something special.
The Cost of the California Special
Priced at an additional $1,995 on top of the Mustang GT Premium, this special package is available for convertible and coupe options. Additionally, consumers have the option between a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional ten-speed automatic transmission, paired with the robust 5.0-liter V-8 engine. The 2024 Ford Mustang GT California Special is not just a vehicle, it is a legacy that combines the past, present, and future. It is a symbol of freedom and power that will be appreciated by classic car enthusiasts, as well as those buyers looking for modern performance and style.
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