The Ford GT is just one of those cars that will and always has turned heads. It's also one of those cars that arguably everyone knows, even those who aren't even that interested in cars (strange people) know a Ford GT when they see one.
It has also always been up there with the top performers on the track. Simply enough the Ford GT is quite a quick car, but now, whether it needed it or not; it is about to get a lot faster thanks to some dieting.
The Carbon series has reduced the car's weight by around 40 pounds in total but not everyone will be happy with what has been removed to allow for this weight shed. To begin with Ford added some carbon fibre wheels with titanium lug nuts, then they swapped out the current exhaust for a titanium one and added a polycarbonate engine cover.
But, they didn't stop there. To the disgust of Americans (and anyone else who likes to cruise with their favourite beverage) Ford even did away with the cup holders and drivers storage bins.
Ford were mindful however that some people would be concerned that the Ford GT was becoming too much of a track car, in light of this they left the standard car comforts that we all expect like the infotainment system and air conditioning.
So what does all this weight loss mean for the Ford GT's performance I hear you ask. Well, this simply means that the already meaty 3.5 litre twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine just got even more pleasing as it will now produce a wonderful 647 horsepower with 550 lb-ft of torque.
40 pounds of weight loss in the car world is rather a lot and it now remains to be seen how much 40 pounds will affect the Ford GT's already impressive top speed of 216mph.