Ford takes even more weight out of the Ford GT for its Competition Series
In an effort to make the already race-proven Ford GT even more track-ready, Ford is set to offer its supercar in a Competition Series. The additional Ford GT trim is supposed to make it more suitable for folks who identify as “hardcore track enthusiasts.” The changes to the GT are as follows: Perspex acrylic engine hatch cover with a manual latch and carbon fiber prop rod, a thinner Gorilla Glass bulkhead, standard carbon fiber wheels, titanium exhaust and titanium lugnuts.
Telling the difference between your run-of-the-mill Ford GT and this Competition Series will be as easy as looking at the racing stripes. On this new trim level, Ford exposed some of the GT’s carbon-fiber for the racing stripe, as opposed to painted stripes on the standard GT. Carbon fiber was also moved into the interior, with accents on the console and door sills. You might have trouble with the touchscreen, as it’s been deleted and replaced with a special center console plate. Same with the air conditioning -– Ford left it and the cupholders at the factory.
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Ford didn’t specify how much lighter the Competition Series is over a stripper GT, but we’ve reached out to them for some numbers. We imagine the weight savings from the lack of air conditioning and media system, along with the titanium exhaust and thinner glass, will actually be substantial. Ford did let us know that the dry weight, 3,054 pounds, available on its website was measured from a Competition Series-spec car.