The 2016 Ford Mustang GT will receive a variety of updates and packages: including the California Special Package, Black Accent Package and there will be a Pony Package for the EcoBoost as well. Click (Ford Mustang EcoBoost Pony Package ) for more details on the turbocharged Mustang. The 2016 Mustang GT will get hood-vent turn signals paying homage to the 1967 Ford Mustang.
“Mustang enthusiasts are not shy about telling us what they want,” said Melanie Banker, Mustang marketing manager, “and we’re constantly exploring ideas together with our engineering team to develop new features we know our customers will love. These new hood vent indicators for the GT model are a perfect example of us communicating customer feedback to Mustang engineers and the team responding with an exclusive new feature for owners of the 2016 Mustang GT.”
Ford is beginning to differentiate between its Mustang models in dramatic fashion. The Mustang convertibles equipped with a proper manual transmission will have several additions available for performance enhancement. This is something that Mustang GT Convertible owners have been pleading for.
“For customers after a stealthier look, Mustang GT will offer a Black Accent Package this fall. Fastback and convertible Mustang GT models with this package will showcase special 19-inch black-painted alloy wheels, black decklid spoiler, dark taillamp trim, and 5.0 and pony logos in black.
Now, just like owners of the fastback model, customers of Mustang GT convertible equipped with manual transmission can order a Performance Package for 2016. Featuring increased structural bracing, as well as revised suspension components, brakes, wheels and tires, Mustang GT convertible equipped with Performance Package will be a force to be reckoned with – both on back roads and at the track. Features include:
•Unique tuning for stability control, ABS and electric power-assisted steering
•Unique chassis tuning, with strut tower brace and K-brace
•Torsen® limited-slip differential with 3.73 axle ratio
•Engine-turned aluminum instrument panel with auxiliary gauges
•More aggressive front splitter; rear spoiler delete
•Revised suspension with upsized rear sway bar, heavy-duty front springs
•Six-piston Brembo front brake calipers
•19×9-inch front, 19×9.5-inch rear ebony-painted aluminum wheels with summer tires
Along with the aforementioned models, the 2016 Ford Mustang GT Premium California Special Package will be available in the late fall of 2015. Once again, this is an appearance package, but it’s much more than a few stripes and special badges. The 2016 Ford Mustang GT Premium California Special Package is a comprehensive visual upgrade that covers the exterior and interior. This includes the fake rear gas-cap!
The California Special Package includes:
•Black-painted mirrors, hood vents
•Performance front splitter
•Unique grille with tri-bar pony logo
•Ebony leather/Miko suede seat inserts with red contrast stitching and embossed logo
•Unique door panel inserts and premium carpet featuring red contrast stitching
•Unique aluminum dashboard finish with California Special badge
•Hood and side stripes
“Ford Mustang GT fastback with Performance Package has been very popular,” said Banker. “Customer feedback indicated a strong desire for the package on the convertible model as well, and the 2016 Mustang GT delivers.”
All new Ford Mustangs will soon be available with SYNC 3, company’s latest version of the infotainment system.
Check out our somewhat recent video review of the new Ford Mustang.