Following Ford’s announcement that it would make an additional 350 units of the GT, the Blue Oval has now released another iteration of the sportscar called the GT Carbon Series. This special edition model sheds 18 kg of weight to become the lightest car in the company’s GT line-up, and only one will be built a week for those who manage to get themselves on the approved customer list.

The diet starts with a set of carbon-fibre wheels that are accompanied by titanium lug nuts, along with a titanium exhaust system and a polycarbonate rear hatch. The last item also sees some material being cut out of it to provide additional venting as well as to trim a few additional grams.

On the inside, Ford sees the pointlessness of cupholders and the driver’s side seat storage bin, so both items have been removed to save even more weight. However, you’ll still get luxuries like the SYNC 3 infotainment system and more importantly, air-conditioning, making your life slightly more pleasant than those who ordered the GT Competition Series.

Ford says the new model also has the most exposed carbon-fibre components of any GT, starting with two stripes on the body, which are joined by the A-pillars and lower body panels. The interior sills, air register pods and centre console are all done up in matte carbon as well.

Customers can choose between four optional accent colors – silver, orange, red or blue – for the mirror caps, center stripe and calipers. They will also get a unique seat pattern with silver stitching, a look also found on the steering wheel, paddle shifters, and a unique badge for the instrument panel.

“This is just another example of how we listen to our customers at Ford. While the Ford GT Competition model appeals to hardcore racing enthusiasts, we found more customers asking for more exposed carbon fiber with the air conditioning and radio still intact. So we developed the Carbon Series to satisfy that need, while providing a distinct look,” said Lance Mosley, marketing manager at Ford Performance.