The 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series made its public debut at SEMA 2018. As its moniker suggests, this new limited production GT model is the lightest iteration of Ford’s current generation of acclaimed supercars.
Light components and carbon fiber were already ubiquitous in the ‘regular’ Ford GT, so any further weight reduction steps had to be creative and unconventional. Interestingly enough, amenities like air conditioning and infotainment survived the culling, in an effort to keep the GT relatively comfortable. The Carbon Series also retains the same twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 that produces 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque, as well as a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
In total, the Carbon Series shed about 18 kg (or 40 pounds) from the GT with most of this achieved with carbon fiber wheels, a titanium exhaust system and lug nuts, and a polycarbonate engine cowling. To complete the diet, the exterior A-pillars and some of the underbody panels were replaced with carbon fiber, while the cup holders and storage compartment were removed.
Visually, the Carbon Series stands out with a carbon fiber stripe that runs down the middle of the car. Inside, the Carbon Series gets special nameplating on the instrument cluster, anodized paddle shifters and exclusive seats with silver stitching.
Many carbon fiber elements on both the exterior and interior are left unpainted/exposed – a feature also unique to the Carbon Series. Additionally, shoppers can select the Accent Pack in silver, orange, red or blue; side mirrors, brake calipers and the center of the stripe will be the selected color.
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