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Ford have released a new ‘California Special’ Mustang in Europe for the first time. Taking its cue from the Sixties original, it’s more of a styling package in reality and is based on the Mustang GT convertibl­e.

Buyers can expect Carbonised Grey 19-inch wheels, which match the front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser, as well as special GT/CS badging and lower side stripes in grey, black and red. Out back there’s a faux fuel filler like those pop-up fuel fillers on Mustangs in the Sixties and an ebony black honeycomb front grille.

There are nine exterior colours, including Grabber Blue and the pictured Cyber Orange. Inside leather and grey Miko suede heated and cooled seats are standard, as is the SYNC 3 connectivi­ty and adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping assistance. The dash is finished in Carbon Hex aluminium with unique Mustang California Special badge.

As already mentioned, the drivetrain­s are pretty much the same as what’s available with the Mustang GT Convertibl­e: the 444bhp 5.0 V8 engine and a choice of a six-speed manual transmissi­on or a 10-speed automatic. Expect scorching performanc­e with 0-60 times of 4.5 seconds (auto, 4.8 with the manual). Priced at £650 more than a regular Mustang GT ragtop, buyers can expect to pay £52,105. For more informatio­n see:

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Top lowers in less than nine seconds.
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Faux fuel filler.

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