New ‘19 Ford GT Carbon Series is the lightest in the GT lineup, saving 39 pounds thanks to carbon fiber wheels and a poly-carbonate engine cover.
Ford’s new Carbon Series GT is the lightest of the road-going Ford supercars. Unlike its sibling racer, however, this one can be driven home from the racetrack. The new limited-edition model drops 39 pounds thanks to new carbon fiber wheels, a titanium exhaust, titanium wheel nuts and a lightweight poly carbonate rear hatch with additional venting.
The GT Carbon Series retains some conveniences including air conditioning, radio and SYNC 3 – for those customers who want to drive to and from the track in comfort. Some luxuries including cup holders have been removed. The third Ford GT special edition features more visible carbon fiber than any previous model, along with optional accent colors, so as to further stand out from the lineup.
“The Ford GT Carbon Series will stand out on the road with its striking, carbon-fiber-rich design and on the track with its athleticism,” says Hermann Salenbauch, global director, Ford Performance. “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.”
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 console.
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 clear anodized paddle shifters and a unique badge for the instrument panel.
“This is an example of how we listen to our customers”, said Lance Mosley, marketing manager, Ford Performance. “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. So we developed the Carbon Series to satisfy that need, while providing a distinct look.”
Approved customer applicants can order the Ford GT Carbon Series now. Approximately one special model can be built each week. Ford also will open the final owner application process for select global markets on November 8th. For more information about the Ford GT, please visit https://www.ford.com/performance/gt/