Just when you think the Ford GT couldn’t get any cooler, Ford does this. Meet the Ford GT Carbon Series, the lightest of the road-going Ford supercars.
The new limited-edition model drops nearly 40 pounds with a host of lightweighting innovations such as carbon fiber wheels, a titanium exhaust, titanium lugnuts and a polycarbonate rear hatch with additional venting.
Ford engineers added just enough conveniences – air conditioning, a radio and SYNC 3 – for those customers who want to drive to and from the track in comfort. But they drew the line to keep the weight in check by removing cupholders (where will we put our Red Bull?!) and the driver’s side seat storage bin.
The exterior boasts two exposed carbon fiber stripes with matching A-pillars, lower body panels and gloss carbon fiber wheels. The interior features matte carbon fiber sills, air register pods and center console for the most exposed carbon fiber of any Ford GT.
Customers can choose between four optional accent colors – silver, orange, red or blue – for the mirror caps, center stripe and calipers. The Carbon Series also features a unique seat pattern with silver stitching that is repeated on the steering wheel, as well as complementary clear anodized paddle shifters and a unique badge for the instrument panel.
Approximately one special model can be built each week. Want one? Ford will open the final owner application process for select global markets Nov. 8. Prospective owners can submit their applications at www.FordGT.com for 30 days.