The Geneva Motor Show is often the launching pad for smaller manufacturers of high-performance vehicles, and this year will be no different as race car maker Ginetta plans to unveil its newest offering.
The new Ginetta supercar keeps up the tradition in fine form. Produced by a company with a heritage in high-power, low-weight road cars, the new supercar is a driver-orientated yet usable package. It borrows from the company’s older G10 and the more recent LMP1 model.
“Racing at the highest level has taught us that to win you have to have your overall car concept and every detail exactly right, and we’ve brought that same philosophy to our first supercar,” said Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson.
“Starting with a blank sheet of paper allowed us to create a true mid-engine design with an all carbon monocoque, LMP-derived aerodynamics and an in-house designed powertrain resulting in a driver-orientated package for the road.”
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The new supercar is powered by a 16-valve V8 that puts out 600 brake horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. It’s mated to a 6-speed sequential, full synchromesh transmission that is NVH optimized precision ground helical gears and AV mounted.
Ginetta have partnered with another industry leading British manufacturer to create a bespoke gearbox for the new car – a six-speed sequential paddle-shift unit with carbon prop shaft. This unit not only delivers lightning fast changes but provides a soundtrack akin to the supercar’s racing siblings.
The supercar isn’t just a track show car though. Ginetta’s set it up to be able to travel on regular roads so owners can be the envy of their neighborhood.
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Driver and passenger sit in lightweight ergonomic seats molded into the car’s carbon-fiber tub. Alcantara, carbon fiber and billet aluminum punctuate the interior, which is filled with practical technology to further bolster to the car’s usability.
With ABS, traction control, reverse camera, automatic headlights, park sensors, air conditioning, heated screens front and rear, wireless phone charging and more, the new supercar offers real world practicality with a no-compromise driving experience. What’s more, the cavernous truck has a best-in-class, 675 liter capacity ideal for taking a trip of a decent length.
Each owner will be taken through a bespoke specification program to configure their new vehicle. Ginetta will also take customers through a tailored seat fitting to ensure each car fits the driver perfectly, support the cars with extensive factory warranty and offer an immersive ownership experience – further details of which will be announced at Geneva.
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“When setting out on this project, it was important to me that being an owner of this car felt as individual and special as the car itself,” Tomlinson said. “We’ve always been a straightforward, personal and inherently British company and with this car we’re offering the chance to own a limited production, truly bespoke supercar built alongside machines from the top level of prototype racing.”