Stealth Edition, California Special GT Packages Join Mustang Lineup

Oct 7, 2021

Ford has introduced an all-new appearance package and a performance-minded update for the 2022 Mustang model year, the automaker announced.

Mustang will debut a first-ever Stealth Appearance Package available for the EcoBoost Premium model, while Mustang GT California Special will offer a GT Performance Package option.

“Since 1965, Mustang has been synonymous with performance and play, and the 2022 model year continues that call with the new Stealth Edition and an updated Cali Special,” said Jim Owens, Mustang brand marketing manager. “Mustang owners have always loved personalizing their ride, and these new flavors of Mustang are ready to inspire and excite new enthusiasts.”

Stealth Edition

Available with the 310-turbocharged-horsepower Mustang EcoBoost Premium model, the available Stealth Edition Appearance Package gives customers a fastback with blacked-out appointments, the company said.

The Stealth Edition Appearance Package features 19-inch Ebony Black-painted aluminum wheels, black pony badges, performance rear wing, black mirror caps and new clear LED taillamp covers, also shared with the new Mustang Ice White Appearance Package. New interior appointments include a matte and gloss black instrument panel badge and lighted sill plate.

“The black accents really give the car a whole new persona, sinister and sporty all at once,” said Owens. “Naturally, the package needed the right name. Stealth Edition says it all.”

The Stealth Edition is available in Atlas Blue, Carbonized Gray, Dark Matter and Shadow Black.

California Special GT Performance Package

Since the first-generation Mustang, the California Special has represented a uniquely regionalized appearance package with special styling cues, the company said.

Based on the 2022 Mustang GT Premium fastback and convertible models, the latest California Special Appearance Package pays homage to the original version’s blacked-out grille, side racing stripes and rear fender scoop.

The heritage-inspired “GT/CS” side stripe trademark traces from the front fender to the rear fender scoop. A California Special badge in Ebony Black and Race Red script adorns the trunk lid along with the honeycomb grille with “GT/CS” badge. A larger front splitter from the GT Performance Package underscores the icon’s handling prowess, the company said.

A performance rear wing from the GT Performance Package is available for the fastback model, while spoiler delete is standard for the California Special convertible. The California Special wears five-spoke 19-inch painted machined wheels. Under the hood, this special edition features a signature strut tower brace with California Special badge atop its 5.0-liter V8 engine.

Interior appointments include black Miko sueded-trimmed door inserts and sueded-trimmed seats with the embossed “GT/CS” logo and red contrast stitching, along with custom embroidered “GT/CS” floor mats. The instrument panel is finished in carbon hex aluminum with a California Special script badge on the passenger side.

As a California Special-first, the GT Performance Package is now available.

The GT Performance Package adds an array of performance and handling features including Brembo six-piston front brake calipers, chassis tuning with heavy-duty front springs, larger tubular rear sway bar, overall lower ride height, K-brace, strut tower brace, front subframe V-brace, TORSEN limited-slip differential, stability control and electric power steering tuning. Staggered 19×9-inch front and 19×9.5-inch rear wheels with Pirelli summer tires further the handling grip.

The California Special is available in Atlas Blue, Carbonized Gray, Cyber Orange, Dark Matter, Grabber Blue Metallic, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red, Shadow Black and Oxford White.