The upcoming-model-year sports car will run a naturally aspirated 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine that for one reason or another (probably emissions) is less powerful than that of its predecessor, by 10 horsepower and 10 lb-ft of torque, according to insider info collected by that blog.
But the Blue Oval hasn’t been advertising the reduction in power in its leading sports car, if there really is one, just yet, deciding instead to focus on the addition of a couple new model options, including a new Stealth Edition and the first California Special available with the GT Performance Package.
With blacked-out features like 19-inch Ebony Black painted wheels, black badges, black mirror caps, and black instrument panel badging inside, the Stealth Edition aims to be the most “sinister” Mustang model, appropriate for the Halloween season it’s being announced in.
The California Special will now also be available with the GT Performance Package, marking a nameplate first.
The 2022 Mustang GT California Special is based on the GT Premium fastback and convertible models, and features a larger front splitter, a black-and-red GT/CS badge on the grille, a heritage-inspired side stripe that runs from the front fender to the signature rear fender scoop, and five-spoke 19-inch painted machined wheels.