Ford launches road-ver­sion of GT Car­bon

The Herald Magazine - - etc DRIVE -

FORD has an­nounced a new Car­bon Series of the Ford GT, the light­est of its road-go­ing su­per­cars. Un­like its sib­ling racer, how­ever, this one can be driven home from the race track.

The new lim­ited-edi­tion model drops 18kg with a host of weight shed­ding moves, in­clud­ing car­bon fi­bre wheels, a ti­ta­nium ex­haust and wheel nuts and a poly­car­bon­ate rear hatch with ad­di­tional vent­ing.

The GT Car­bon Series re­tains some con­ve­niences in­clud­ing air con­di­tion­ing, ra­dio and SYNC 3 – for those cus­tomers who want to drive to and from the track in com­fort – how­ever, lux­u­ries in­clud­ing cup hold­ers have been re­moved. The third Ford GT spe­cial

THE new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadri­foglio, the first Quadri­foglio SUV, could be­come the new bench­mark in the pre­mium com­pact SUV seg­ment.

It boasts a 2.9 litre V6 Bi-Turbo petrol en­gine and eight-speed transmission with a max­i­mum power of 510hp. This of­fers zero to 62mph ac­cel­er­a­tion in just 3.8 sec­onds and best-in-class top speed of 176mph.

It comes with specif­i­cally cal­i­brated eight-speed au­to­matic transmission and gear shifts in just 150 mil­lisec­onds in Race mode and is equipped as standard with one-piece alu­minium pad­dle shifters in­te­grated with the steer­ing col­umn.

For the first time, the 510hp 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo petrol en­gine is com­bined with the in­no­va­tive Q4 all-wheel drive sys­tem, of­fer­ing a blend of per­for­mance and trac­tion in all road con­di­tions.

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