Carbon-fibre is among the most fashionable materials in the supercar world for good reason. It's light and strong, for one, and looks cool to boot. Which is why Ford has revealed the new GT Carbon Series, a lighter (and some would say prettier) take on its EcoBoost supercar.
The Ford GT Carbon Series is said to be almost 18kg (40lb) lighter than the standard car. Weight saving measures include carbon-fibre wheels, a titanium exhaust, a clear polycarbonate engine cover with extra vents, and titanium lug nuts.
Grams have also been saved by removing the GT's cupholders and driver's side seat storage bin. The cabin comes standard with silver stitching on the steering wheel and seats, as well as anodised paddle shifters.
Ford says the Carbon Series is fitted with air conditioning, a radio, and the Sync 3 infotainment system as standard to ensure owners can easily drive their cars to and from the track.
To live up to its name and highlight its lightweight credentials, Carbon Series models have plenty of visible carbon on the outside, with two exposed carbon-fibre stripes running over the bonnet, roof and tail.
There's also visible carbon-fibre on the A-pillars, lower body panels, sills and the glossy wheels. Buyers can choose between four optional accent colours (silver, orange, red or blue), which appear on the centre stripe, wing mirror caps, and brake calipers.
As with other GT variants, the Carbon Series is powered by 470kW/731Nm 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 driving the rear wheels.
Approved applicants can order Ford GT Carbon Series now. New applications will be accepted from November 8 for a period of 30 days.
Earlier this month Ford announced it will extend the production run of the GT to 2022 with the total output of this generation raised from 1000 to 1350 cars.