Ford Gt Carbon Series Drops 40 Pounds
Ford said earlier this month that it would build an extra 350 Ford GTs through 2022, making for a grand total of 1,350. Hopefully most of the new ones will be the new GT Carbon Series, which is lighter than the normal GT but not lighter than the GT Competition Series. That has a standard base dry weight of 3,054 pounds.
The 647-hp supercar will feature bare carbon-fiber hood stripes, A-pillars and lower body panels along with an optional accent package (in silver, orange, red or blue) for the mirror caps, center stripe and calipers. It also comes with Sync 3 and air conditioning, two things not available on the Competition Series cars.
The rest of the weight savings comes from the carbon-fiber wheels, titanium exhaust and lug nuts, and a polycarbonate rear hatch. It also loses cupholders and driver’s side seat storage bin. Elsewhere inside, buyers will get matte carbon-fiber sills, air register pods and center console.
“While the Ford GT Competition model appeals to hardcore racing enthusiasts, we found more customers asking for more exposed carbon fiber with the air conditioning and radio still intact,” says Lance Mosley, marketing manager, Ford Performance. “So we developed the Carbon Series to satisfy that need while providing a distinct look.”
Approved customer applicants can order the GT Carbon Series now, and Ford says one special model can be built each week. If you’re not already in, the final owner application process opens Nov. 8 at FordGT.com.
We’re still waiting on a price for the added lightness — we’ll update when we hear back.