2011 Ford Mustang GT / California Special

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2011 Mustang GT California Special

After a one-year hiatus, a Mustang GT "California Special" package, nicknamed the GT/CS, returned for the 2011 model year – revamped to enhance the body redesign that Mustang underwent for 2010. Again paying homage to the limited-edition Mustang of the same name from 1968, this latest GT/CS combined classic "Shelby" style with modern engineering and performance. Based on the Mustang GT Premium, the 2011 GT/CS boasts Ford's brand-new 5.0-liter DOHC V-8 that produces 412 horsepower.

Like in previous years, the '11 GT/CS featured a variety of unique enhancements to help differentiate it from the standard Mustang. A revised front fascia, grille, and "diffuser-style" rear fascia were again part of the GT/CS package that included 19-inch argent-painted machined aluminum wheels, and a GT/CS faux rear gas cap. Even the requisite "GT/CS" side and decklid stripes were redesigned for 2011 to match the Mustang's more modern exterior styling.Inside, black leather seating and door trim with special "carbon" inserts gave the GT/CS interior a look all its own. Specially embroidered GT/CS logo floor mats and a uniquely finished instrument panel completed cabin enhancement for the 2011 California Special.

Type: 90-degree DOHC Ti-VCT 32-valve V-8
Displacement: 5.0L / 302 CID
Horsepower: 412 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque: 390 lbs.-ft. @ 4,250 RPM
Bore x Stroke: 92.2mm x 92.7mm
Compression: 11.0:1

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

Front: 13.2 in. vented disc, dual-piston caliper, high-performance pad
Rear: 11.8 in. vented disc, single-piston caliper, high-performance pad
ABS: Four-channel ABS system, linked to all-speed traction control

Wheels: 19 x 8.5 in Argent Painted/Machined Aluminum Wheels
Tires: 245/45ZR19 A/S Pirelli P-Zero Nero

0 to 60 mph: 4.3 seconds (Motor Trend)
60 to 0 braking: 105 feet (Motor Trend)
1/4-mile @ MPH: 12.8 seconds @ 110.8 mph (Motor Trend)

Total Produced: 3,642
Total Coupe Produced: 2,509

 - Black: 804
 - Performance White: 442
 - Race Red: 431
 - Red Candy Metallic: 383
 - Ingot Silver: 279
 - Grabber Blue: 170
Totals Convertible Produced: 1,133
 - Black: 344
 - Performance White: 232
 - Red Candy Metallic: 229
 - Race Red: 148
 - Grabber Blue: 97
 - Ingot Silver: 83