British racing car manufacturer says 600bhp supercar is in the works
Ginetta is best known for producing cars such as the G55 for club racing events, but now the British manufacturer is teasing a road car.
What we know so far is that the new Ginetta supercar will include a carbon-fibre tub chassis, full carbon-fibre body, a naturally aspirated V8 engine producing around 600bhp (designed in-house) and aero that resembles a racing car. It should roll off Ginetta’s production line in 2019, if all goes to plan.
“We’ve come a long way in 60 years but we still believe Ginetta has great untapped potential,” said 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 applying knowledge and technology from our racing programmes again to build an uncompromised yet utterly capable road-going supercar.”
Ginetta’s statement, issued on Wednesday, read: ‘The new supercar utilises this leading race technology and precision engineering to create a true driver’s car.’
‘This is not another supercar from a car company: this is a supercar from a top-tier motor sport manufacturer.
Ginetta celebrated its 60th-anniversary last year. The company, which is currently headquartered in Leeds, was founded in 1958 by Bob, Douglas, Trevers and Ivor Walklett in Woodbridge, Suffolk.