FORD GT CARBON SERIES SET TO SHATTER THE CARS & BIDS AUCTION HAMMER
When the Ford GT dropped into the worldwide supercar scene, it made quite the splash. It was everything we all expected and more. Then, just to make sure the world knows that Ford is properly capable of supercar creation, the automaker released a limited number (of unconfirmed numbers, but possibly 50) called the Ford GT Carbon Series. This even more limited edition version of the Ford GT supercar was introduced in 2019 and while from a distance looked to be much the same, actually had a decent amount changed, including heaps of carbon fibre to help reduce weight. The Carbon Series was based on the regular GT, but featured a host of lightweight carbon fibre components, including the wheels, aero components, and even interior trim that all resulted in a rather decent weight reduction of around 20 kilograms. It’s a heck of a lot of work for that kind of weight saving, but in the world of hypercars, even mere grams count. Of course, these mean nothing when the drivers are super wealthy and eat better than the rest of us. Eating less and moving more can save more weight for way less money. But hey, that’s a story for another day. You just know that means one of these cars will sell for an astonishing amount of money though, and will no doubt break the previous sales record for any cars being sold on auction through the Cars & Bids website.
The exterior of the Carbon Series is distinguished by exposed carbon fibre stripes and mirror caps, as well as a unique gloss finish on the lower body panels. The 20-inch wheels are also full carbon fibre. While inside changes include a minimalist cabin with plenty of exposed carbon fibre trim, the Sparco seats have shaved more weight and are also manually adjustable so no extra electronics are needed. The steering wheel is also a bit different and features some tasty carbon fibre shift paddles. The GT Carbon Series also features a number of performance upgrades, including a unique suspension setup, bigger intercoolers, and also upgraded brakes. Powering the GT Carbon Series is the same mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost engine paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. That’s rated to produce 475 kW and 745 Nm of torque that can propel the carbon beauty to 100 km/h in under 3.0 seconds and has a top speed just shy of 350 km/h. This particular car has a clean title and just 16 000 km on the odo, a Carbon Red Graphics Package, the Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, a push-button-activated front lift system, an integrated tubular roll cage, a 10.1-inch digital instrument cluster, and air conditioning. The car was bought for $590,500 new and has only had one owner. So far the bids on the site have crossed the $700 000 mark, and there’s almost a full week left for bids. Records shall be broken.
Take a look at the YouTube video from when the chap from Town & Country TV received his own limited edition Ford GT Carbon edition car and created the obligatory in-depth walkaround video while talking about all the special parts on the Carbon version versus the regular version: Introducing the 2021 Ford GT Carbon Series! | Town and Country TV
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