The Ford GT Carbon Edition loses 40 pounds

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A replacement for the Competition Series model, the Carbon Series cuts 39 pounds from the race-inspired coupe while also adding aesthetic changes.

"The Ford GT Carbon Series stands out on the road with its striking carbon fiber-rich design and on the track with its athleticism", said in a statement Hermann Salenbauch Ford Performance director. However, you'll still get luxuries like the SYNC 3 infotainment system and more importantly, air-conditioning, making your life slightly more pleasant than those who ordered the GT Competition Series. The A-pillars and lower side skirts are also exposed carbon fiber, and the vehicle also comes standard with the optional carbon fiber wheels.

Of course, Ford won't say how much someone would pay to equip a GT with the Carbon Series, but with the standard supercar starting at almost half a million bucks before options, we doubt it's a cheap option. Other materials, like titanium and polycarbonate, were used on the lug nuts and rear hatch, respectively. That's mainly because the Carbon Series retains the GT's radio and air conditioning, both of which are eliminated in the Competition. Additionally, Ford ditched conveniences like cupholders and a driver's side seat storage bin.

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Following Ford's announcement that it would make an additional 350 units of the GT, the Blue Oval has now released another iteration of the sportscar called the GT Carbon Series. Regardless of this choice, all will get a unique seat pattern with silver stitching that is repeated on the steering wheel. The interior sills, air register pods and centre console are all done up in matte carbon as well.

"This is just another example of how we listen to our customers at Ford", says Lance Mosley, marketing manager, Ford Performance. Inside the cabin, look for special Carbon Series badges and various red accents.

Buyers who have already been approved for a Ford GT can order the auto now.