The Carbon Series is 18kg lighter than the standard GT, which was already a featherweight at 1385kg, by installing a titanium exhaust and lightweight polycarbonate rear hatch with extra ventilation for the car's 3.5-litre V6 powerplant. In addition, the wheels have been upgraded to carbonfibre and the standard wheel nuts exchanged for titanium ones.
The lower body panels, A-pillars and signature stripes are all finished in bare carbonfibre, as are the sills and centre console inside. Customers can customise their car with a choice of silver, orange, red and blue accents for the mirror caps, centre stripe and brake callipers. Anodised paddle shifters and a unique, silver-stitched pattern on the seats and steering wheel further distinguish the Carbon Series.
Unlike the US-only Competition Series, the Carbon Series retains some creature comforts, such as air conditioning, a stereo and Ford's Sync infotainment system. However, stowage bins and cupholders have been sacrificed in the name of weight-saving.