Racing car proprietor Ginetta is preparing an all-new supercar to head its road-going range.
It sounds like quintessential supercar tonic: a carbon tub chassis, a 600hp race-derived naturally aspirated V8, a sequential gearbox and race-inspired aero ought to mix well.
The engine has been designed and is due to be manufactured in-house. While it’s easy to feel a little sceptical, Ginetta is no upstart. Building the very purest GT racing cars since 1958, it chanced its arm on the very highest echelon of endurance racing last year – LMP1.
On a lower level, Ginetta-only series have been nurturing racing talent for years on end. See one Lando Norris – McLaren F1 seat holder and veteran of the Ginetta Junior program.
The new car is said to utilise all of Ginetta’s extensive racing experience to create ‘a true driver’s car’. This is not another supercar from a car company: this is a supercar from a top-tier motorsport manufacturer.
‘Uncompromised yet utterly capable’
Well, count us excited for a 600hp, free-breathing V8 racer for the road, born and bred in Yorkshire.
“We’ve come a long way in 60 years but we still believe Ginetta has great untapped potential,” says Ginetta chairman, Lawrence Tomlinson.
“In the 1960s our G10 was a giant killer on and off the track, regularly beating Jaguar E-Types. Sixty years on, we’re again applying knowledge and technology from our racing programmes to build an uncompromised yet utterly capable road-going supercar.”