I first saw the new Ford GT at the Detroit Auto Show, when it made its world debut at the Ford press conference in Cobo Arena. At the time I didn’t know how many new Ford GTs would be made, how much they would cost, or if I could ever get one. Of the last 4 years I’ve learned the answer to the first two questions, and last week I definitively answered the final question.
My 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series arrived on a Reliable truck after hauling it all the way from Multimatic in Markham, Ontario (just outside Toronto). It was a rainy week in Southern California, and the day it arrived the rain fell from sunrise to sunset…except for the 2 hours surrounding my new Ford GT’s drop off. I appreciated not having to run between the detail shop where it was delivered and GT’s cabin. Instead I was able to capture the event on video as you can see below.
I’m thrilled with how the car turned out. There’s no way to configure a Ford GT Carbon Series on the Ford GT configurator, but the optional exterior accent package has a big impact on the GT’s overall look. I was hoping the Liquid Blue exterior with Race Red accents (brake calipers, mirror caps and center stripe) would work well together. Having seen the car in person under multiple lighting conditions I can confirm — they do!
The car will spend its first week getting clear bra wrap to protect the paint from the Ford GT’s aggressive aero. After that I should be able to drive it without stress. Probably.
My 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series adventure begins!