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2011 Ford Mustang GT/CS - Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford is wasting no time in releasing a variation of its 5.0-powered Mustang, starting with the California Special for 2011. The GT/CS was last introduced as a 2007 model and featured a unique appearance and wheel package available only on the premium GT coupe and convertible. Ford hasn't officially released any details on the new GT/CS, but after inspecting the car in person on the show floor of the Detroit Auto Show, it looks like the 2011 model will have similar features.

Up front the GT/CS gets a larger and more aggressive spoiler painted in matte black as well as a horizontal bar grille featuring the pony logo on one side. The rear is enhanced by a new lower fascia with a GT500-style diffuser and a taller decklid spoiler. Finally, GT/CS graphics, a set of side scoops and a set of 10-spoke wheels round out the exterior enhancements. We'll let you know as soon as we hear more details about the car from Ford, including pricing, but until then you can browse through the gallery of high-res photos below.

Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Not crazy about it in that color, but a white or black or blue maybe

      It looks good though
      • 5 Years Ago
      Didn't we just start 2010? Why is this a 2011 model?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because it isn't for sale yet...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Needs a blown coyote motor. 500hp cures a lot of evils.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ford is missing an opportunity to make a Ca speical with the Ecoboost V6.
      As that would have a green ca like message along with good gas mileage .

      Sure as a sucker for the return on the V8 5l I am happy , but an Ecoboost in the mustang line up will allow Ford to better deal with furture gas price of $4.50 a gal again.


      For 2012 how about a twin clutch 6 speed + ecoboost in the mustang ?

      Maybe 23 mpg city / 35 mpg high way ? GM gets 18 city/29 hwy for Camaro.

      If we can see twin clutch on the focus , why not the mustang and the f150?
      Add a few mpg to that :)

      Ford's Head of Advanced Powertrain Research, Dan Kapp, also stated the company is investigating new technology called "ethanol boosting" that involves a "direct injection" of ethanol to make the engine become more efficient, produce more power and achieve better fuel economy numbers. The injection technology would add "$300 to $400 in costs to an EcoBoost engine, while doubling the efficiency gain" and would require owners to fill a small ethanol tank about every 5,000 miles.

        • 5 Years Ago
        The normal V6 is the volume leader and covers the fuel savings for the lineup. The Ecoboost would just confuse things by being just as powerful, yet more expensive than the V8 with fuel economy not better than the regular V6.

        Trust me I'd like nothing more than for there to be a twin turbo 6 in the Mustang, but it ain't happenin'.
          Brandon Bosch
          • 4 Years Ago
          yeah, but it would be more fuel efficient than the V8 with similar power
        • 5 Years Ago
        First off, most of the ethanol stuff is a scam. I say that from Iowa, a corn-growing state. Ethanol is less energy dense, and before subsidies, it costs more to bring to market than the market will pay for it as a fuel.

        And it is much less advantageous to burn crop-based ethanol in a car, than to use that grain production for foodstuffs to export.

        Feed a family of four for a year's worth of corn-based ingredients in their diet, or burn that same amount of corn biomass as a gallon of ethanol. At 10% concentration, you'd burn through it in a 10 gallon fill-up, in less than a week. Maybe less than a day.

        Secondly... the link you posted about the dual clutch gearbox. All of the applications listed at the wiki link you provided, are transverse front-wheel drive type... maybe with rear-wheel assist. It is a transverse gearbox, not a longitudinal gearbox, Not a direct drop in. Mustang and F150 use a longitudinal gearbox and driveline. Not the same thing, and would require a re-design or a fresh development cycle.

        But I do wish they would bring out a dual clutch gearbox for longitudinal drivetrains, though. It would complement my idea of a Mercury and Lincoln matrix of RWD sport coupe and sport sedan offerings for both brands... the quickness and direct power transfer of a clutch-based system, with the premium/luxury appeal of a selectable automatic mode, and no clutch pedal.
      • 5 Years Ago
      And the hits keep coming. Nice package. I hope you can get it decal delete. And the wheels are nice, but I think I like the regular GT wheels a bit more. The rear black-out panel between the tail lights concerns me - I hope it's not that plastic that gets chalky looking after a few years of sunlight.....some of the trip pieces on my Screw are doing that and it's driving me nucking futz!
      • 5 Years Ago
      2009 Mustang owners must be kicking themselves in the balls right about now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Here they come...
        • 5 Years Ago
        ...the boys in the bright white sports car...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Rboyett, they are available....I'm sad to say that are only available through the Ford Racing catalog though. :(
      • 5 Years Ago
      Boo. If they're going to do a CS it needs the fancy California Special scrolling on the back... or something! Bullitt's, Mach 1's, Shelby's, they're all awesome but this just seems like a half assed effort to cash in on the '68 cars. I don't normally put down Mustangs but I didn't like the last CS nor do I like this one. *sigh*
      • 5 Years Ago
      Aside from the Shelby GT500, that's the best looking Mustang yet!
      • 5 Years Ago
      More Mustang special editions. Yea, that's what we need :-/
      • 5 Years Ago
      The 2005-09 Mustang body style was such a great modern-day rendition of the car...I am a huge fan of Ford and when I saw the first pictures of the 2010 I liked it except for the rear bumper angle/proportion...then they arrived at the showroom and my perception totally changed...got used to the rear end, and started to dislike the front alot...its so "weak" compared to the 09...headlights are buried, and raked, and that silly dark plastic $.99 grille...also think the hood bulge is too large. Design team did a great job on the new quarter panels, small rear antenna, and interior is awesome except for aggravating cupholder lid that wants to collapse when you lean on it just slightly...Every other Ford; both interior and exterior, are near perfect, just got the front end of the GT wrong. Truthfully think there are plenty of Mustang fans who are forcing themselves to get used to it, and just can't...looking forward to refresh on front end asap.
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