Ford Performance Debuts Lightweight Carbon Fiber Upgrade Parts
Ford Performance Parts has revealed four new aftermarket carbon fiber components for the exterior of the Mustang Shelby GT500 at a GT500 track tour event at Texas Motor Speedway outside Dallas
“Authenticity and personalization are what our Mustang Shelby GT500 customers want, and our new carbon fiber performance accessories provide an elevated track-proven look from every angle,” said Mark Wilson, Ford North America vehicle personalization, planning and operations manager. “Beyond leveraging this high-performance material to reduce weight, we track-tested and validated its durability at Ford Performance Racing School in North Carolina.”
The parts, detailed below, are the first aftermarket carbon fiber accessories offered by Ford Performance for the Mustang Shelby GT500 since the latest-generation vehicle debuted last year.
Four new parts include:
- Hood vent and rain tray kit, part number M-16612-C20, $1,185
- Front splitter with belly pan for placement at car’s lower, forward-leading edge and under section, part number M-16601-MCF, $1,820
- Front bumper insert that fits between car’s upper and lower grille intakes, part number M-17750-MCF, $1,150
- Rear decklid trim panel, part number M-16600-MCF, $575
Each component is designed to deliver high strength and rigidity with low-specific weight and to withstand competition at the track or drag strip.
The weight of the carbon fiber hood vent and rain tray kit is four pounds—half the weight of the corresponding stock part. The front splitter with belly pan drops from seven pounds to four, the front bumper insert weighs one pound, and the decklid trim panel weighs two pounds. Combined, the pieces weigh nine pounds less than the stock components.
For more information, visit performance.ford.com.