Ford debuts the lightest GT yet for the 2018 SEMA show.
With 647 horsepower from its 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6, the Ford GT is already Ford’s most powerful car to date. Now, the company has taken its performance a bit further for the 2018 SEMA show by putting their supercar on a diet. The new limited-edition Ford GT Carbon Series loses 40 pounds from the standard GT by way of much more carbon fiber and titanium components. That includes carbon fiber wheels, a titanium exhaust system, titanium lugnuts and a polycarbonate rear hatch.
With the GT Carbon Series, Ford aims to make the car a bit more livable than the previous GT Competition model. To that end, Ford engineers decided to keep the car’s air conditioning and radio, but followed the same changes from the earlier concept. That means the cupholders are gone once again, as is the driver’s seat storage compartment. Ford added more exposed carbon fiber, including two stripes on the exterior and matte carbon fiber sills, air register pods and center console on the interior.
“While the Ford GT Competition model appeals to hardcore racing enthusiasts, we found more customers asking for exposed carbon fiber with the air conditioning and radio still intact,” said Ford Performance marketing manager Lance Mosley. “So we developed the Carbon Series to satisfy that need, while provided a distinct look.”
Apart from all the exposed carbon fiber, Ford made the GT Carbon Series available in four accent colors. To complement the matte gray and carbon fiber scheme, you can buy a GT Carbon Series with optional silver, orange, red, or blue accents. The accents change the color on the mirror caps, center stripes, and brake calipers.
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