Leeds-based automakers Ginetta are ready to make a splash in the high-performance road car arena as they ready a new model with which to rival Aston Martin and Ferrari.
According to Autocar, the company has teased an all-new, road-legal supercar with a naturally aspirated V8 engine that will develop more than 600 horsepower. The vehicle, designed and manufactured in-house, will have a 6.0-liter displacement and the powertrain - derived from a racing model - will be strapped onto a sequential gearbox built by the company.
Not much is known about the car for now, with Ginetta to release more details soon, but the car will sport a carbon body, as well as a carbon fiber tube chassis.
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"Full details will be announced soon, with highlights including a carbon fibre tub chassis, full carbon fibre body, race derived 600+ bhp naturally aspirated V8 alloy engine designed and manufactured in-house, sequential gearbox and race-derived aerodynamic package," the company announced in a press release.
There are a few teaser images making the rounds, which have led to suggestions that the design could be inspired by the company's G55 sports racer which was unveiled nearing the end of 2010 and powered by a Ford-sourced 3.7-liter, 370 horsepower engine.
The British company, owned by Le Mans GT2 class winner Lawrence Tomlinson, also hints at a very lightweight build, which will be aided by the carbon finish, and engineers are aiming for a curb weight of just 2,645 pounds, which, for a car expected to accelerate up to well beyond 200 mp/h, is really saying something.
“We’ve come a long way in 60 years, but we still believe Ginetta has great untapped potential," Tomlinson said. “In the 1960s, our G10 was a giant killer on and off the track, regularly beating Jaguar E-Types. Sixty years on, we’re again applying knowledge and technology from our racing programs to build an uncompromised yet utterly capable road-going supercar.”
Ginetta has not given a date for the unnamed car's release but they will be one of the exhibitors at the Geneva Motor Show, which kicks off on March 7, so it's very possible that they have it on display.