After announcing that production for the Ford GT will be extended for an extra two years, the Blue Oval has introduced a new “Carbon Series” edition for the Ford GT – touted as the lightest road-going Ford supercar, both for track and road use – and is proof that Americans do care about their weight.
Its appearance is as literal as the name it’s given. Laced with more visible carbon fibre than ever, the limited edition model is approximately 18 kg lighter than the standard model, with the use of carbon fibre wheels, a titanium exhaust, titanium wheel nuts and a lightweight polycarbonate rear hatch.
Inside, cupholders have been removed although the other creature comforts like air-conditioning have been retained. The “Carbon Series” also features a unique seat pattern with silver stitching, similarly seen on the steering wheel with paddle shifters.
“This is an example of how we listen to our customers. While the Ford GT Competition model appeals to hardcore racing enthusiasts, we found more customers asking for more exposed carbon fibre with the air conditioning and radio still intact,” said Ford Performance, Marketing Manager, Lance Mosley.