Ginetta, the long-term British manufacturer of sports and race cars has announced it’s well along in the development of a supercar to join its lineup. The new Ginetta supercar will feature a carbon fiber tub, full carbon fiber body, sequential gearbox, and race-derived aerodynamic package.
Based on the teaser photos released the new Ginetta supercar looks to be of front/mid-engine configuration, similar to their G55 GT4 race car.
Power comes from a race-derived 600+ horsepower naturally aspirated alloy V8 engine that has been designed and will be manufactured in-house, aligning with other supercar manufacturers who build their entire vehicle.
Each car will be hand-assembled
Every Ginetta, regardless of application, is constructed virtually by hand, as is any F1 car, in the company’s state-of-the-art facility just outside the City of Leeds in the United Kingdom. The factory is equipped with autoclaves for carbon fiber production, CNC machining capabilities, and extensive design facilities.
As a result, Ginetta now carries out more original engineering than any other UK car company of its size and has produced more FIA GT4 cars than any other global manufacturer, with over 400 manufactured to date.
Ginetta has a long history of manufacturing a range of lightweight, high-power road cars and competition cars for the highest level of prototype racing.
The company claims that the new supercar utilizes its leading race technology and precision engineering to create a true driver’s car. They claim the difference is that this is not another supercar from a car company, but rather a supercar from a top-tier motorsport manufacturer.
60 years of manufacturing and motorsports experience
Founded in 1958 by the four Walklett brothers, Ginetta has a long and successful history of producing hand built road and race cars, known for taking on and beating Jaguars and Aston Martins in their early days. Beginning with the G2, enthusiast favorites such as the G4, G10, G12, G40, and G55 followed in a varied lineup.
Ginetta was acquired by Le Mans winner and entrepreneur Lawrence Tomlinson in 2005, greatly expanding the company’s development and production capabilities. Ginetta operates a network of racing series, including nurturing young talent through the Ginetta Junior program. One graduate of the Ginetta Junior program is LLando Norris, McLaren F1 driver. Ginetta has also constructed and competed with its own LMP1 prototype racing cars at Le Mans and other significant endurance racing events.