포드의 슈퍼카죠. 이미 다 팔렸고 구입자가 많아서 곧 더 생산할 거라는군요. 인기 모델은 인기 모델인 듯. 포드가 대중 메이커이긴 한데 이런 모델보면 페라리 부럽지 않아요. 이번에 올린 사진은 2019년형 GT 카본 시리즈입니다. 카본 휠과 폴리카보네이트 엔진 커버를 달아 무게를 40파운드 줄였다는군요. 대략 18kg 정도 가볍네요.
경량화 모델이긴 하지만 라디오, 싱크3, 에어컨 등은 포기하지 않았습니다. 이런 면에서 GT 콤패티션 시리즈와는 다르네요.
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 30, 2018 – The Ford GT Carbon Series will be shredding tracks soon as the lightest of the road-going Ford supercars – and unlike its sibling racer, it will want to be driven home after time sheets are collected.
The new limited-edition model drops nearly 40 pounds with a host of lightweighting innovations such as carbon fiber wheels, a titanium exhaust, titanium lugnuts and a polycarbonate rear hatch with additional venting.
Ford engineers added just enough conveniences – air conditioning, a radio and SYNC® 3 – for those customers who want to drive to and from the track in comfort. But they drew the line to keep the weight in check by removing cupholders and the driver’s side seat storage bin.
This third Ford GT special edition features more visible carbon fiber than any previous model, along with optional accent colors, to stand out from the lineup and communicate its chicane cravings.
“The Ford GT Carbon Series stands out on the road with its striking carbon fiber-rich design and on the track with its athleticism,” says Hermann Salenbauch, global director, Ford Performance. “It is yet another example of how we can bring to life our Le Mans-winning supercar in new and exciting ways so our customers can share in that magical legacy.”
The exterior boasts two exposed carbon fiber stripes with matching A-pillars, lower body panels and gloss carbon fiber wheels. The interior features matte carbon fiber sills, air register pods and center console for the most exposed carbon fiber of any Ford GT.
Customers can choose between four optional accent colors – silver, orange, red or blue – for the mirror caps, center stripe and calipers. The Carbon Series also features a unique seat pattern with silver stitching that is repeated on the steering wheel, as well as complementary clear anodized paddle shifters and a unique badge for the instrument panel.
“This is just another example of how we listen to our customers at Ford,” says Lance Mosley, marketing manager, Ford Performance. “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. So we developed the Carbon Series to satisfy that need, while providing a distinct look.”
Approved customer applicants can order the Ford GT Carbon Series now. Approximately one special model can be built each week. Ford will open the final owner application process for select global markets Nov. 8. Prospective owners can submit their applications atwww.FordGT.comfor 30 days.