Combine high power with low weight and you raise the chances of creating a rather special car. And it’s this kind of thinking what is behind the Ford’s new track-focussed GT Carbon Series.
At 1,520kg, the Ford GT strikes a decent weight for a mid-engined supercar but the newly announced Carbon Series shaves off 18kg with its slick carbon fibre elements.
Amongst the changes are carbon fibre wheels, a titanium exhaust, titanium wheel nuts and a lightweight polycarbonate rear hatch, with additional venting.
Meanwhile, bare carbon fibre dual-exposed stripes, A-pillars and lower body panels makes the GT even more track-focussed, and the lightest of the road-going Ford supercars.
That’s right, we said ‘road-going’ because unlike its sibling racer, this one can be driven home from the race track and it is actually usable as a daily driver, coming with air-con, radio and Ford’s SYNC 3 touchscreen. No cupholders though…
Ford says its third special edition GT features more visible carbon fibre than any previous model, along with optional accent colours.
Hermann Salenbauch, global director at Ford Performance, said the Ford GT Carbon Series will “stand out on the road with its striking, carbon-fibre-rich design and on the track with its athleticism”.
He added: “It is yet another example of how we can bring to life our Le Mans-winning supercar in new and exciting ways so our customers can share in that magical legacy.”
Buyers can choose between four optional accent colours for the mirror caps, centre stripe and callipers: silver, orange, red or blue.
Aside from the carbon touches, this special edition features a unique seat pattern with silver stitching that also appears on the steering wheel and clear anodised paddle shifters.
Jess Wort, marketing manager at Petrol News, comments: “If you want one, you’ll have to be quick. Applications are being accepted now at www.FordGT.com until November 8th.”
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