hot on the news that ford is again accepting purchase applications for its handmade gt supercar for the extra 350 cars that the company plans to build, today the automaker has also announced the creation of a new special-edition 2019 model. but wait, you say: aren't all ford gts spoken for between now and 2020? well, yes, they are — but ford says that just because a buyer has been approved for a gt doesn't mean they've yet selected their options, colors or any available special editions.
that means that if you're on the list of approved ford gt buyers — a very small group of people, indeed — you may be interested in this: the 2019 ford gt carbon series. it's an even lighter-weight version of the already light ford gt, dropping nearly 40 pounds through the use of new carbon-fiber wheels, titanium lug nuts and exhaust, and a polycarbonate used engine cover instead of a glass one.
the carbon series will feature bare carbon-fiber, dual exposed stripes up the hood and roof, as well as a-pillars and lower body panels. the only option for the carbon series is an accent package, which offers up mirror caps, center stripe and calipers in one of four selectable colors: silver, orange, red or blue. the interior also gets a unique seat pattern with silver stitching, found also on the steering wheel, while the car's dashboard is adorned with a "unique badge."
unlike the last special-edition ford gt, the 2018 competition series, the carbon series retains the radio, sync 3 multimedia system and air conditioning. ford did remove the cupholders and the driver's-side seat storage bin, however.
currently approved buyers can order up the new carbon series starting now, while new applicants and previously rejected ones can submit a new application to buy one for 30 days beginning nov. 8.
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