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The New Ford GT Carbon Series Has a Nifty Orange Stripe

This option package helps the GT shed 40 lbs with carbon-fiber wheels and a titanium exhaust. And yes, lots of exposed carbon fiber.Following Ford’s announcement earlier this month that it would build 350 more GTs, the automaker is showing off a new special-edition version of the supercar. The Carbon Series is based on—and replaces—the stripped-out Competition Series model, but adds back the radio and air-conditioning in a nod to practicality. There’s also some unique exterior and interior trims, including the nifty orange stripe you see in the car pictured here.

The Carbon Series car is 40 lbs lighter than a base GT thanks to standard carbon-fiber wheels with titanium lug nuts—which are otherwise optional on other GTs—a titanium exhaust, and a polycarbonate engine cover. There’s also no cupholders and driver-seat storage bin because when you’re going for lap times, every ounce matters.

As for the price of all this? We’ve reached out to Ford to find out. We also don’t know exactly how much a Carbon Series GT weighs. Our best guess is 3341 lbs, based on the measurements our colleagues at Car and Driver recorded, minus 40 lbs.

For 30 days starting November 8th, Ford will reopen the application process for those seeking to be selected to buy a GT. The first 500 cars have been allocated, so there are 850 more slots up for grabs. The Carbon Series package is now available for those who’ve already been approved to buy a GT, but haven’t yet ordered their cars. And of course, it’ll be available for the additional 850 GTs Ford plans to build.

 

Source: Road&Track