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Ford blesses GT supercar with carbon fibre upgrade package

31 Oct 2018

Ford’s mid-engined GT supercar is one of the most stunning automobiles on the market and a new special edition has just raised its appeal further.

The Ford GT Carbon Series hacks off a not-inconsiderable 18kg from its curb weight by switching in some slick carbon fibre elements.

This means the special edition GT comes with carbon fibre wheels, a titanium exhaust, titanium wheel nuts and a lightweight polycarbonate rear hatch with additional venting.

Elsewhere, the GT becomes even more track-focussed - and the lightest of Ford’s  road-going supercars - by featuring bare carbon fibre dual-exposed stripes, A-pillars and lower body panels.

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With the regular GT weighing 1,520kg as standard, the 18kg reduction afforded by the Carbon Series upgrade brings it within a feather’s breadth of 1.5 tonnes.

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, Carbon Series GTs feature a unique seat pattern with silver stitching that also appears on the steering wheel and clear anodised paddle shifters.

The Carbon Series is Ford’s third special edition GT and bears more visible carbon fibre than any previous model.

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”.

“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,” he commented.

Ford is accepting applications for the GT Carbon Series until November 8th at FordGT.com.