The '13 one-piece carbon-fiber driveshaft was the only way to accommodate the new GT500's higher torque and road speed. This saves nearly 15 pounds, can transmit 36 percent more torque, and eliminates the friction of the center support bearing used in earlier GT500s. Constant velocity joints are fitted to each end of the new shaft. Closest to the camera is the plunging (telescoping) joint at the shaft's transmission end. The plunging CV joint looks unusual because it eliminates the traditional slip yoke.