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Ford's new 'liquid Carbon' GT

13/02/2020
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Ford has announced a series of upgrades to the 2020 model of its GT supercar, including a power boost up to 660 horsepower, standard Akrapovic exhausts, and an extravagant Liquid Carbon edition, complete with carbon wheels.

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Ford has introduced two unique body colour options — Liquid Carbon, which fully exposes the carbon fiber body of the GT, and a restyled Gulf Racing heritage livery that pays homage to Ford’s 1969 Le Mans win.

The process for creating the Liquid Carbon edition actually adds three weeks to the GT’s construction. This is due to it being all about consistency and perfection in the GT’s carbon fiber weave for the body, because it’s on full display instead of being hidden beneath a coat of paint.

That’s not to say standard GTs have defective bodies – the construction is just a sturdy as what you get with the Liquid Carbon model. Keeping all those weaves nice and uniform adds to the aesthetic, and the only way to get that kind of detail work is to do it all very carefully by hand. Such attention means approximately one Liquid Carbon model will be built each month through the GT’s end of production in 2022. The facility is able to build a standard GT in one day, though typical production usually sees four cars completed each week.

The new GT’s engine gets some 50 percent more airflow through its cooling system thanks to new vents. There are bigger intercoolers, too, meaning temperature is better controlled when you're flogging the living daylights out of it in a sustained fashion.

The Liquid Carbon Ford GT is more than just a carbon fiber body on display. New GTs going forward have revised suspension, reworked aerodynamics for improved cooling, and a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with a broader torque curve and 13 extra horsepower, bringing total output to 660 hp.

 

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