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Ford GT Carbon Series Is The Lightest GT Ever

Ford GT Carbon Series Is The Lightest GT Ever

Pricing hasn't been announced, but bear in mind the base Ford GT now costs just under $500,000. Which is why Ford has revealed the new GT Carbon Series, a lighter (and some would say prettier) take on its EcoBoost supercar. Of course, referring to carbon fiber, which is more visibly utilized throughout the vehicle than in any other GT, including the wheels, this specialer-edition auto weighs 40 pounds less than the already special GT.

To better draw attention to its featherweight form, the GT is said to feature "more visible carbon fibre than any previous model". The A-pillars and lower side skirts are also exposed carbon fiber, and the auto also comes standard with the optional carbon fiber wheels.

The new limited-edition model drops approximately 18kg with a host of lightweighting, including carbon fibre wheels, a titanium exhaust, titanium wheel nuts and a lightweight polycarbonate rear hatch, with additional venting. Ford also removes the cupholders and the driver's seat storage bin, supposedly to save weight. It also comes with Sync 3 and air conditioning, two things not available on the Competition Series cars. Inside, upholstered parts get unique silver stitching, and matte carbon fiber is used for the air vent pods, side sills and center console.




If you want to make your Carbon Series look even fancier, there are four optional accent packages to choose from, daubing the mirror caps, centre stripe and brake calipers in either silver, orange, red or blue. "It is yet another example of how we can bring to life our Le Mans-winning supercar in new and exciting ways so our customer can share in that magical legacy".

The Ford GT Carbon Series is said to be nearly 18kg (40lb) lighter than the standard auto.

Applications for those hoping to buy a Ford GT will reopen on November 8 and run for 30 days.


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