Build Your 2016 Ford Mustang GT California Special Online Now
We learned back in May that the 2016 Ford Mustang GT would feature the return of the California Special package and while the Motor Company announced the components of the package, they did not announce the pricing for the 2016 Mustang GT/CS. Fortunately, as the 2016 Mustang configurator has gone live, we can see exactly how much prospective buyers can expect to pay for their 2016 California Special Mustang in both fastback and convertible form.
The 2016 Mustang GT California Special
Whether you pick the California Special package for the 2016 Ford Mustang fastback or convertible, you get the same components for the same $1,995, but this package can only be added to the GT Premium package. On the outside, the California Special package adds unique 19 inch black painted wheels with machined aluminum faces, black painted mirror caps, black painted hood vents, a unique rear gas cap, unique hood and side stripes, a Ford Performance front splitter, a taller deck lid spoiler, unique upper and lower black grille insets with the tri bar running pony logo and California Special badging. On the inside, the GT/CS gets Ebony Leather seat with Miko Suede Inserts and Red Contrast Stitching, premium floor mats with red stitching, unique door inserts with red stitching and a unique dash finish with GT/CS badging.
Finally, the 2016 Mustang GT California Special gets a unique strut tower brace with the GT/CS logo.
All of that for $1,995 on top of the MSRP of the 2016 GT Premium which starts at $37,200 with destination included.
Building the 2016 Mustang GT/CS
When you build your 2016 Ford Mustang GT California Special in fastback form, you begin with the $37,200 base price and the $1,995 price of the Cali Special package for a total base price of $39,195. You can pick the GT/CS in any of the ten available colors, although as is the case with the rest of the 2016 Mustang lineup, picking Triple Yellow adds $495 to the final price while Ruby Red adds $395. The black painted roof is available, so with the GT/CS having so many black accents, I would definitely pick the black roof as well, which brings the price up to $39,890.
The 401A package is available for the 2016 Mustang GT/CS so for an extra $1,795, you can get a higher end sound system along with the ambient lighting and seating memory system. Unfortunately, you cannot get the GT Performance Package with the California Special package, but for $395, you can opt up from the 3.31 rear gear to a 3.55. Also, for $795, you can add navigation, but you cannot add the premium trim with interior color accents or the Recaro race seats.
Finally, for $1,195, you can get the 6-speed automatic transmission in your 2016 Mustang GT California Special rather than the 6-speed manual, but I would strongly recommend the models with the third pedal.
All said and done, my ideal 2016 Mustang GT/CS fastback would cost $42,875, including the 401A package, the 3.55 gears and the black painted roof, which I consider to be a solid price for such a unique looking, high performance American muscle car.