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The Exposed Carbon Fiber Supercar Is Lighter And Carries 13 More Horsepower Than Before

Ford GT Liquid Carbon Edition
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What you see before you is a $750,000 road car made in a Toronto suburb. But you knew that already. The 2020 Ford GT Liquid Carbon Edition represents the most extreme variant yet of the supercar, save for the track-only Mk II. It also serves as a major perk for those who are still waiting for their Ford GT to get built, as customers can change their orders to a Liquid Carbon Edition if they so choose.

For the 2020 Ford GT and until its final production year in 2022, an Akrapovič titanium exhaust will be standard equipment to improve the soundtrack of the EcoBoost V6-powered supercar. The exhaust alone provides a nine-pound weight savings over the previous system that promises to make the Ford GT sound better than ever before, while adding 13 extra horsepower. Total output is now 660 hp as a result. Performance metrics are expected to come later.

As you can clearly see, the 2020 Ford GT Liquid Carbon Edition exposes its lightweighting secrets for the world to gaze upon with incredible detail, forgoing a paint job for a naked carbon fiber aesthetic. A special clearcoat protects the weave. However, total weight savings numbers are unknown at this time. Punctuating the theme is a set of carbon fiber wheels as standard equipment. As options, owners can select titanium lugnuts, six-point racing harness anchors, five interior options and five caliper colors.

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But wait, there’s more. Starting with the 2020 model year Ford GT (non Liquid Carbon Edition), customers can choose between the dual center stripes offered on the standard Ford GT or the single stripe found on the Carbon Series as well as optional painted mirror caps. Additionally, stripes and mirror caps are available in any of the seven standard paint colors as well as the extended color palette. And for the first time, these features can be ordered independently of one another, adding deeper levels of personalization.

Finally, a new 2020 Ford GT Heritage Edition will feature a revised design that includes a black pinstripe to divide the distinct blue and orange colors, as found on the 1968-69 Le Mans- winning GT40. And historians will enjoy the fact that the optional carbon fiber number switches from 9 on the 2019 model to 6 for 2020, matching that of the historic back-to-back winning car, chassis No. 1075. If customers so choose, carbon fiber wheels are also available on this package, too.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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