Published on February 7th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
The 2020 Ford GT Looks Great in ‘Liquid Carbon’ Finish
Ford Motor may be facing some very difficult times, but the company is still putting out some of the most exciting cars on sale today. That includes this, the 2020 Ford GT.
Compared to the outgoing 2017-2019 GT, this model gets quite a few upgrades, such as:
- An additional 13hp (660hp) and a broader torque band from the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost motor
- The engine also gets gallery-cooled pistons and higher-energy ignition coils
- Cooling has been improved in the following ways by improving air flow by 50% through new buttress air ducts and with larger intercoolers
- Suspension damping is increased in track mode
- Akrapovic titanium exhaust as standard equipment. It’s approximately 4 kg lighter than the previous exhaust system
- Ford GT Liquid Carbon finish for that naked carbon fibre look. They use a special clearcoat that shows off the car’s exotic material weave
- Ford GT Liquid Carbon also comes with carbon fiber wheels as standard
For more on the new 2020 Ford GT, check out the press release below.
Ford Performance announces upgrades to the Ford GT supercar for 2020, including increased engine power to 660 horsepower and improved cooling.
Much of the 2020 Ford GT’s advancements are a result of Ford’s continuous technological innovation, especially GT’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6.
Continuous EcoBoost Innovation
Beyond 13 additional horsepower compared to 2017-19 GT supercars, the 2020 GT’s EcoBoost engine features a broader torque band and revised engine calibration plus mechanical upgrades that include gallery-cooled pistons and higher-energy ignition coils, thanks to lessons learned from the limited-edition, track-only GT Mk II.
Additional engine cooling and airflow updates includes new buttress air ducts designed to increase air flow by 50 percent 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.
New Standard Akrapovi titanium exhaust
Ford Performance is also introducing the premium Akrapovi titanium exhaust as standard equipment for GT. Boasting the signature craftsmanship of these renowned race experts, this exhaust provides a nine-pound weight savings over the previous system while featuring that deeply resonant, unmistakable sound emanating from the more powerful EcoBoost engine.
Newly available Ford GT Liquid Carbon places an emphasis on GT’s lightweight sculpted carbon fiber body completely free of paint color. A special clearcoat punctuates each GT’s unique carbon fiber weave in this limited-edition appearance option.
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 over-the-top 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. For the first time, these features can be ordered independently of one another.
Updated Gulf Racing Heritage Livery
Ford Performance is also updating GT’s iconic heritage livery with a new design that includes a black pinstripe to divide the distinct blue and orange colors, recalling the 1968-69 Le Mans-winning GT40. 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. For the first time on a heritage model, carbon fiber wheels are available in lieu of aluminum alloy.
Deliveries of the upgraded 2020 Ford GT are ongoing, with production wrapping up in 2022.