Adding to that ambition is today's SEMA Show unveiling of the new 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series. That has a standard base dry weight of 3,054 pounds. Those wheels help save weight, as do titanium lug nuts, a titanium exhaust system, and a thinner, vented polycarbonate engine cover that is shared with the Competition Series.
To better draw attention to its featherweight form, the GT is said to feature "more visible carbon fibre than any previous model".
The exterior boasts two exposed carbon fibre stripes with matching A-pillars, lower body panels and gloss carbon fibre wheels.
Grams have also been saved by removing the GT's cupholders and driver's side seat storage bin.
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Unlike the Competition Series, though, the Carbon Series comes standard with a radio and air conditioning.
As per Ford, carbon fiber was used on the gloss wheels of the vehicle, the lower body panels, interior sills, air register pods, and center console. 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. They will also get a unique seat pattern with silver stitching, a look also found on the steering wheel, paddle shifters, and a unique badge for the instrument panel. While the Ford GT Competition model appeals to hardcore racing enthusiasts, we found more customers asking for more exposed carbon fiber with the air conditioning and radio still intact.
It's hard to imagine you'd find the regular Ford GT to lack performance, but for those customers who do want some extra punch, there's now the Carbon Series.
Buyers who have already been approved for a Ford GT can order the vehicle now.