The news on the Ford GT has been relatively quiet as of late, but that all came to an emphatic end recently with the unveiling of the extreme GT Competition Series.
While its name may sound like some wild, track-only rig, it’ll actually be a limited-production model with a focus on lightening.
The weight loss starts with a new rear bulkhead Gorilla Glass that is half as thick as the standard model and its Perspex acrylic engine cover with manual latch and carbon-fiber prop. The lightening continues with standard carbon-fiber wheels, mirror caps, A-pillars and lower body trim, and titanium lug nuts and exhaust.
Inside, the GT Competition Edition loses even more weight with its lack of air conditioning, radio, cup holders, and storage bins. Joining in on the fun is an F1-inspired steering wheel, Ebony Alcantara-wrapped seats, instrument panel and headliner, exposed carbon-fiber accents on the console, registers and doorsills, and more. Rounding out the interior changes are anodized red paddle shifters, an accent-colored instrument panel badge, and a unique center console plate and steering wheel fascia.
Buyers can pick up this lightened supercar in one of six colors: Shadow Black, Frozen White, Ingot Silver, Liquid Blue, Liquid Grey, or Triple Yellow. Production dates and numbers are not official, but it will be available in all model years Ford has committed to building the GT.
Stay tuned for updates.