WOODHAVEN, Mich. – Behind the development of every Ford Performance vehicle lies a team of highly trained engineers who work tirelessly to provide the highest performing vehicles to have ever worn the Ford badge. At the lead of those teams these days is none other than Carl Widmann, Chief Engineer of Ford Performance. Widmann has worked on several high-visibility Ford nameplates, including the S550 Mustang Bullitt, the Gen 3 F-150 Raptor, and the 2020 Shelby GT500, just to name a few. Earlier this spring, Widmann chose to pick up a piece of the collector-car pie by taking delivery of one of his own projects, a 2021 GT500 Carbon Fiber Track Pack, in Antimatter Blue, VIN 0002, from Gorno Ford in Woodhaven, Michigan.
When arriving at the dealership, Mike Rey, President of the Mustang Owners Club of SouthEastern Michigan (MOCSEM) who also happens to be the Performance salesman at Gorno Ford, greeted Widmann and escorted him to the service drive-through, where his new GT500 was awaiting his arrival. The car came with the Grey Shelby vehicle cover, and was already on the car to allow Widmann to unveil his own vehicle. Once the cover was removed, he spent several minutes walking around the Shelby, admiring what is now his own, personal vehicle. We were able to attend the delivery and captured a small gallery of photos to share the experience below with readers of Fast News:
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY MARCUS CERVANTES