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Meet the First Ever Ford Mustang Stealth Edition

America’s favourite sportscar has gotten a performance minded upgrade ahead of next year. For the first time ever, a new Stealth Edition Package is available on the Mustang High Performance. On the other hand, the Mustang GT California Special also benefits from the addition of a GT Performance Package option.

Ford Mustang owners have always taken kinds to a bit of personalization but these new packages take that to the next level! While they are available to order currently (USA only), the cars themselves won’t arrive in showrooms until next year.

Front three quarter view of the 2022 Ford Mustang Stealth Edition in Atlas Blue
A plethora of black accents complete the stealth look

The Good, the Bad and the Stealthy

The Mustang High Performance is a quick car with over 300 bhp on tap, no doubt about it! However, the Stealth Edition is for those who think its looks are a little docile. 19-inch blacked out Aluminium wheels, blacked out badges, mirrors caps an additional rear wing are all included. The clear taillamps are also part of the package, one that is shared with the Mustang Ice White Appearance Package.

Interior of the 2022 Ford Mustang Stealth Package
Plenty of black on the inside as well

There is a similar theme on the inside as well. Interior trim is now accented in gloss black and matte black. You also get illuminated door sills to complete the look. The Mustang Stealth Edition is only available in Atlas Blue, Carbonized Gray, Dark Matter and Shadow Black. Jim Owens, Marketing Manager for the Mustang brand said that the overall goal was to achieve a “sinister and sporty look”.

Side view of the 2022 Ford Mustang California Special in Atlas Blue
Note the GT/CS logo on the side

California Dreamin’

The California Special has been a part of Mustang brand ever since the first generation and has always included unique design elements. You’ll be glad to know that this is a tradition kept by the 2022 model.

Based on the 2022 Mustang GT Fastback, the California Special pays homage to the original with a blacked out grille, side racing stripes and a rear spoiler! ‘GT/CS’ emblems adorn the front and rear with graphics on the sides. The wheels are unique 19-inch machined items and there is a special strut brace over the V8 engine up front.

GT/CS badging on the rear of the 2022 Ford Mustang California Special
The 2022 model pays homage to the original California Special

The interior is finished with Miko suede inserts and seats that feature the ‘GT/CS’ logo embossed into the seatbacks. The instruments are highlighted in carbon hex aluminium with ‘California Special’ spelt out across the dashboard. The new GT Performance Package adds better springs, stability braces, TORSEN limited slip differential (LSD) and a Brembo six-piston brakes on the front.

There’s a few more colours on offer for the California Special with Cyber Orange, Grabber Blue Metallic, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red, Oxford White coming in addition to Atlas Blue, Dark Matter, Carbonized Gray and Shadow Black.

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Words by Matthew D’Souza, pictures courtesy of Ford Media Center USA.

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