After having already expanded the GT’s production run, Ford has now pulled the covers off a special edition version, dubbed Carbon Series.
This is a track-focused model, said to be 18 kg (40 lbs) lighter than the regular street-legal versions. The decrease in weight has been made possible by applying a polycarbonate rear hatch with extra venting, but also carbon fiber wheels with titanium nuts and a titanium exhaust system.
Despite the weight loss, this car still retains important comfort features such as air conditioning and an infotainment system. Also, according to Ford, the 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series “will want to be driven home after time sheets are collected” from the track, unlike its sibling racer.
Compared to previous variants of the supercar, this special edition version features more visible carbon fiber, along with two exposed carbon fiber stripes that match the A-pillars, lower body panels and wheels. Also, customers can choose one of the four optional colors, including red, blue, orange and silver, for the center stripe, mirror caps and calipers.
The carbon fiber trim is visible in the cockpit too, which also gets a unique seat pattern with silver stitching. The same layout is being used on the steering wheel and is complemented by the clear anodized paddle shifters and unique instrument panel badging.
Ford says that approximately one 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series unit can be built each week, and that they’re only available for already-approved customer applicants.
Additionally, Ford will also open the final owner application process on November 8, for select global markets.