British Sports Car Maker To Build Race Car Based Supercar

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.

The silhouette images provided point to a front/mid-engine configuration for the Ginetta supercar.

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.

Over 400 of the Ginetta G55 GT4 race car have already been manufactured, more than any other maker in the category.

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.

Ginetta has designed, constructed, and entered its own LMP1 cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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.

 

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Art has served in marketing functions at various aftermarket manufacturers, driven in autocross events and in road racing in a car of his own construction, and even managed a world-famous racing school.
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