2009 Ford Mustang GT / California Special

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2009 Mustang GT California Special

The GT/CS, or "California Special," returned as an option package for the 2009 Mustang GT in Premium trim, for a third consecutive year. As with the 2008 package, no discernable changes were made on the mechanical side of things. A new color, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic, became available for 2009, replacing Grabber Orange Clearcoat in the lineup. The only other change was that the floor mats now featured a chrome "MUSTANG" logo rather than the California Special nomenclature.

As in 2007 and 2008, the bulk of the California Special package features revolved around aesthetic enhancements. It included unique front and rear fascias, a billet-style grille and revamped chin spoiler, and rolled chrome tips for the dual exhaust. Of course the classic GT/CS quarter scoops and tape stripe adorned the sides, while inside the front bucket seats wore California Special nomenclature.

Type: 90-degree SOHC 24-valve V-8
Displacement: 4.6L / 281 CID
Horsepower: 300 hp @ 5,750 RPM
Torque: 320 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 RPM
Bore x Stroke: 90.2mm x 90mm
Compression: 9.8:1

Front: Reverse-L Independent MacPherson Strut, 34-mm Stabilizer bar
Rear: 3-link solid axle with coil springs, panard rod, 20-mm stabilizer bar

Front: 12.4 in. vented disc, dual-piston caliper
Rear: 11.8 in. vented disc, single-piston caliper
ABS: Four-channel ABS system, linked to all-speed traction control

Wheels: 18 x 8 in., 5-spoke, polished aluminum
Tires: 235/50ZR18 BSW High-Performance

0 to 60 mph: 5.1 seconds (Car and Driver)
60 to 0 braking: 130 feet (Est.)
1/4-mile @ MPH: 13.8 seconds @ 103 mph (Car & Driver)

Total Produced: 2,643
Total Coupe Produced: 1,705
 - Ebony Clearcoat: 448
 - Performance White: 377
 - Vapor Silver: 315
 - Vista Blue: 286
 - Dark Candy Apple Red: 279
Total Convertible Produced: 938
 - Ebony Clearcoat: 258
 - Performance White: 243
 - Dark Candy Apple Red: 182
 - Vapor Silver: 150
 - Vista Blue: 105