In an effort to keep up the buzz surrounding its Mustang as Dodge and Chevy ready their muscle cars for the market, Ford is planning a series of "Feature Cars" for the V8 Mustang. The first off the line is the 2007 Mustang GT "California Special" shown here.

The Mustang GT/California Special is actually a reprise of the original 1968 GT/CS that added Shelby-like styling cues to California-market coupes. Unlike the original, this year's GT/CS will be available nation-wide, in both coupe and convertible versions.

A $1,895 option package, the GT/CS features redesigned front and rear fascias, 18-inch polished wheels, an interior trim package with exclusive "Dove" or "Parchment" themes, and retro-look "California Special" bodyside racing stripes. No extra ponies under the hood, but the engine bay gets a unique trim kit. More pics after the jump!

[Source: Ford]