Rev-Matching, Active Exhaust & the California Special: Ford Upgrades the 2019 Mustang
Back in January we got a look at the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, which looks to be one of the most impressive special edition Mustangs in a while, and this week Ford released some new information on the rest of the 2019 Mustang lineup.
After the big refresh for 2018, the 2019 cars don’t see any massive changes, but there have been some notable improvements and options added throughout the line, particularly for enthusiast buyers.
The California Special
It begins with the return of the California Special package for the Mustang GT, which as in the past includes unique styling elements like GT/CS stripes, cosmetic side scoops, a blacked out grille and a front splitter borrowed from the Performance Package. Inside, the car also gets unique GT/CS branded, suede-trimmed seats.
Aside from the addition of the California Special, there are other upgrades to the Mustang for 2019. While we’ve already seen what the 2018 Mustang GT can do equipped with the 10-speed automatic, six-speed manual GT buyers now get advanced rev-matching to help smooth out gear-changes and improve performance.
Active Exhaust and Vintage Colors
In addition, those opting for the 2019 EcoBoost Mustang will now get to enjoy a driver-controlled active exhaust system like the one that debuted on the GT for 2018. Last but not least, Ford has also added some vintage-inspired colors to the lineup, including “Velocity Blue” and “Need for Green.” We can’t wait to see what they look like.
While none of these updates to the 2019 Mustang are game changers, it’s great to see Ford continuing to improve and update the platform year by year. We look forward to seeing the updated cars on the street and at the race track.