2020 Ford GT supercar upgrades include carbon fiber limited edition
The 2020 Ford GT Liquid Carbon edition includes a clearcoat to emphasize the weave on the GT’s carbon fiber body.
2020 Ford GT Liquid Carbon. Source | Ford
Ford Performance (Dearborn, Mich., U.S.) has announced upgrades to the Ford GT supercar for 2020, including the newly available Ford GT Liquid Carbon limited-edition option, which features a special clearcoat to emphasize the carbon fiber weave on GT’s lighweight sculpted carbon fiber body.
In addition, Ford GT Liquid Carbon features carbon fiber wheels as standard equipment. Owners can choose titanium lugnuts, six-point racing harness anchors, five interior options and five caliper colors.
Further personalization is available through two stripe options: 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. Stripes and mirror caps are available in any of the seven standard paint colors as well as the extended color palette. These features can now be ordered independently of one another.
“This next chapter in the Ford GT story allows us to fully demonstrate our mastery in both the art and science of carbon fiber craftsmanship and finishing,” says Angus Smith, general manager of Multimatic Niche Vehicles, North America. “The results of this ongoing partnership between Multimatic and Ford Performance speak for themselves, as each visually stunning and unique Liquid Carbon GT is a manufacturing marvel, showcasing the characteristics and nuances inherent in carbon fiber composites.”
In addition, 2020 GT upgrades include increased engine power to 660 horsepower and improved cooling. Beyond the 13 extra horsepower compared to the 2019 model, the 2020 GT’s EcoBoost engine features a broader torque band, revised engine calibration, and mechanical upgrades that include gallery-cooled pistons and higher-energy ignition coils. Additional engine cooling and airflow updates includes new buttress air ducts designed to increase airflow by 50% while larger intercoolers keep charge air temperatures cooler, preserving peak power for the most strenuous, high-temperature sessions at the track. Suspension damping is increased in track mode to further enhance handling and body control, particularly for those high-speed transient sections of closed-course circuits.
Deliveries of the upgraded 2020 Ford GT are ongoing, with production to end in 2022.
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