2019 Ford GT Carbon Series Takes to the Streets
2019 Ford GT Carbon Series Shreds the Race Track and the Drive Home
Trimming 40 pounds of fat, the 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series is the lightest GT created, and it’s a limited edition.
Unveiled at the SEMA Show in October 2018, the GT Carbon Series subsequently dethroned the lightweight competition while also becoming the lightest Ford GT in the current lineup.
The all-new GT Carbon Series comes with more visible carbon fiber than previous models and stands out from the competition. This is third Ford GT special edition model and offers more for those who want to drive it on the track as well as the road.
While it appears the GT Carbon Series is solely meant for the track, drivers can enjoy driving it to and from the track — even the office if they prefer.
Consumers who are looking to drive the 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series on a regular basis will enjoy modern conveniences like the Sync®3 infotainment center and air conditioning in the limited-edition series. This is the first time these features have been included, they were previously unavailable in the Ford GT Competition Series.
The Carbon Series is also equipped with clear anodized paddle shifters, a seat pattern with silver stitching that is exclusive to the Ford GT, and a steering wheel built for top performance.
Consumers have the option to pick between accent colors — silver, orange, red, or blue — for the mirror caps, center stripe, as well as the caliper.
Bare carbon fiber dual-exposed stripes, A-pillars, and lower body panels create a nimbleness that can tame the track and the road.
To keep the weight to a minimum, cupholders and the driver’s side seat storage bin were eliminated. Removing the cupholders sounds like a bad idea, but with a car like this, we wouldn’t want our passenger bringing coffee with them anyway.
“The Ford GT Carbon Series stands out on the road with its striking carbon fiber-rich design and on the track with its athleticism,” says Hermann Salenbauch, global director, Ford Performance.
The carbon fiber body and 647 hp 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine is the ultimate in technological innovation and will keep drivers coming back for more.
Ford will produce approximately 1,350 GT Carbon Series vehicles during the limited production run. The 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series is yet another example of how the Ford can bring to life the Le Mans-winning supercar in new and exciting ways so consumers can share in that legacy.