Ginetta is a little-known manufacturer of sports- and racecars. The company makes a decent living out of motorsport, especially endurance racing, and now they’ve created the Ginetta supercar for the road. It will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, presumably where the British company will reveal the name of its latest creation.
A lightweight heavy hitter
The Ginetta supercar starts with a carbon-fibre tub and adds dramatic-looking CF body panels on top to keep the mass down as low as possible. The newcomer tips the scales at an impressive 1 150 kilograms without any fluids on board.
Under the bonnet is a compact aluminium 6,0-litre V8 of Ginetta’s own design. The naturally aspirated V8 cranks out nearly 450 kW with over 700 N.m of torque. Exact power figures will be confirmed at the motor show launch. The bent eight is mated with a Ginetta-developed rear-mounted transaxle six-speed gearbox and differential through a carbon-fibre torque tube.
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The aesthetics may look otherworldly, but the shape was honed in Williams’ (of F1 fame) wind tunnel. As a result the Ginetta supercar has can generate 376 kilograms of downforce at 160 km/h, which is similar to the company’s LMP3 racecar.
The suspension set-up is also race-inspired. Pushrod-actuated springs and dampers are connected to double-wishbone arms all round. Centre-lock wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes help reduce unsprung mass.
To make the road-going racecar more liveable, Ginetta has added modern conveniences such as ABS, traction control, a reversing camera, auto headlamp activation and wireless phone charging, too. Ginetta plans to build 20 units in the first year of production, 2020. Without so much as a prototype ready for viewing 14 of the 20 were snapped up before this model was unveiled. Between 30 and 50 will be built annually in later years.