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Ford's design Team obviously knows nothing about "stealth". Stealth is having NO identifying markers at all - and is definitely not bright metallic blue.

They're throwing leftover parts from the parts bins, pulling names from a hat in the hopes it will stick and draw in consumers.

These (2) "new" offerings aren't anything special, and actually the one is so far removed from "stealth", it's all but boring and hilarious at the same time.

C'mon Ford....
C'mon CJ. Let's take into account the where the auto industry is right now. Things suck. Just ask anyone trying to get their ordered 2021 cars. At the least the marketing guys at Ford are trying to do something for the last year of the S550. Are they grand slams? Certainly not. The stealth name is weak but the look is good. It's just a cosmetic package but it will have some appeal for EB purchasers. The addition of the PP package to the CS is a solid home run. Personally do not like the new look cosmetics but I guess we all need to bitch about something, right? :giggle: :like:
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2022 FORD MUSTANG DEBUTS FIRST-EVER STEALTH EDITION, ADDS GT PERFORMANCE PACKAGE OPTION TO CALIFORNIA SPECIAL

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October 6, 2021

  • Mustang expands special-edition offerings for the 2022 model year with all-new Stealth Edition Appearance Package and new California Special that features GT Performance Package option

  • Available Stealth Edition Appearance Package gives Mustang EcoBoost® Premium fastback a blacked-out, sinister look straight from the factory; package includes clear LED taillamp covers from Mustang Ice White Edition for an unmistakable appearance

  • For the first time, the California Special will be available with GT Performance Package featuring a more aggressive suspension, Brembo brakes and wider tires for more thrilling performance, plus new signature appearance to commemorate the 1968 original; package is available on Mustang GT fastback and convertible

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 6, 2021 – Adding even more personalization features and thrills for Mustang customers direct from the factory, Ford introduces an all-new appearance package and a performance-minded update for the 2022 model year.

Mustang, the world’s best-selling sports car*, will debut a first-ever Stealth Appearance Package available for the EcoBoost® Premium model, while Mustang GT California Special will offer for the first time ever 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.”

Orders for the 2022 Mustang, including Stealth Edition and California Special, open later this year. Vehicles are due in showrooms in the first quarter of 2022.

First-ever Stealth Edition joins Mustang lineup

Adding even more style to the 310-turbocharged-horsepower Mustang EcoBoost Premium model, the available Stealth Edition Appearance Package stays true to its name, giving customers a more menacing-looking fastback with uniquely blacked-out appointments.

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. Unique 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 adds excitement with GT Performance Package option

Since the first-generation Mustang, the California Special has represented a uniquely regionalized appearance package with special styling cues. The updated 2022 Mustang GT California Special embodies this tradition.

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 signature rear fender scoop. A California Special badge in Ebony Black and Race Red script adorns the trunk lid, while the honeycomb grille with “GT/CS” badge provides a unique look. A larger front splitter from the GT Performance Package underscores the icon’s handling prowess.

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 unique 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 rich 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 signature California Special script badge on the passenger side.

As a California Special-first, the GT Performance Package is now available, enabling greater handling and driving dynamics for the most capable California Special ever.

The GT Performance Package adds an array of performance and handling features including Brembo six-piston front brake calipers, unique 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, unique stability control and electric power steering tuning. Staggered 19x9-inch front and 19x9.5-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.


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The CS looks great but those wheels are underwhelming...
 

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I foresee the stealth taillights flying off the shelves though. Before this you had aftermarket or modifying Euro spec lights right? I'm also 100% with @Bikeman315 in being happy Ford did SOMETHING in this very crappy climate. If I was in my 20's and could afford it, I would totally go for the EB Stealth.
 

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Why would you say that? These are just two addtional packages for the final year of the S550.


If Ford did nothing we would bitch about. At least they upped the game with the additional on the PP package. Personally I do not like the new look but it is different for 2022.


A lot of folks, myself included, wanted the PP for the CS. Not we can get it. That's fairly exciting. :giggle:


Where did that come from? A CS is a CS period. Just adding some performance to go with the cosmetics. Nothing Bullitt about it.


A fully equipped CS is $50K. PP is $6.5K. That's Mach 1 money. If you want a M6 the M1 would still be the way to go.
The M1 is priced @ 5-15K over MSRP with most dealers. that is here to stay.
 

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Some bullet points of my take:

- solid work making the PP available on the CS
- CS badges look decent, but not in red. They need to be a cleaner and more neutral color. I also prefer the older tri-bar emblem.
- I see they're trying to use up the last of the Bullitt grilles. It actually looks great with what seems to be a lower gloss gray trim edge.
- So we can get OEM Euro tails now? Nice option.
- Not sure 'Stealth' was the best name, but I get it.

I credit Ford for trying to change things up a bit. With the Camaro leaving, they could have sat on their hands and done nothing until the new S650 arrives, but they're not. Some of this is great and some of it is throwing crap to the wall to see what sticks, but options are almost always a good thing.
 

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They need to build the California Black Out Stealth Edition PP2 500 with Mach 1 accent package
in explosion/puss green. :)
In direct contrast GM/Camaro you can choose from all kinds of different badging and grill and stripe options. Apparently GM workers can manage to keep customization options straight on the factory floor. What's Ford's excuse? I never got into the GM/Ford koolaid drinking but the more I look at Ford the more they are just 2-bit wankers. Contrived scarcity, feature lockouts, unimaginative color combos.

But yes I still like my Mustang(s). And the 'dark' package looks ok.
 

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Initially I thought the stealth edition was a GT made to look like an ecoboost and got excited then realized it’s just an ecoboost. Thats what I would’ve called an actual stealth edition.

Also for the california special I think those wheels need to be black with a red lip to match the badging.
 

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With the Camaro leaving,
which is hardly official and 3 more years of sales in the offing it's not something to ignore. What GM needs to do is bring back the $2000 Mustang owner credit like they had back in 2019. All you needed was to own a Mustang, didn't have to trade it in.
 

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I'm aware. The one in PA is no longer doing it. And Iowa is too far.
 

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I'm aware. The one in PA is no longer doing it. And Iowa is too far.
I'll pay my own way to IOWA and drive your car back for you. I'll even pay for the 1st oil change at 300-500 miles. If you don't mind me hitting every 2-lane curvy road between there and here, and maybe a few laps around Mid-Ohio for good measure to stretch the girl's legs.

I'll hand you the keys in the Summit Point Main paddock. :)
 
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I like the idea of the Performance Pak being available on a California Special but I sure like my spare tire (recently needed) which are not available with PP.

I'm not for sure if the spare tire available for standard GT/CS will clear the Brembo brake calipers. If anyone knows please advise.

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Why would you say that? These are just two addtional packages for the final year of the S550.
Just a hunch, hope I'm wrong, but They are going to be in a whole from lack of selling units, they could not build.
Retooling for a hold over update model might be the thing that gets passed over
 
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