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(from Ginetta Press
Release) GINETTA G60 BREAKS COVER
In the last six years Ginetta Boss Lawrence Tomlinson has taken the
British marque from a nostalgic relic of the 60’s - 70’s and turned
it into what is today a formidable player in on the British
motorsport scene. Himself an accomplished racing driver with an
impressive engineering background Lawrence is gifted with a striking
ability to ‘do it right’. Few are better placed to fully understand
the purist love of driving and his very tough, very high standards
are all evident in Ginetta’s new sports car, the G60.
The G60 is rare by any standards - with plans for only 50 to be
produced each year for global distribution. But rarer still is a
modern car company who have purposely engineered-out any and all
superfluous electronic gadgetry. The carbon fibre G60 is built by
the same impassioned team who build our world beating race cars,
indeed it shares the same 3.7 litre cyclone engine as its 185mph GT3
racing stable mate.
Selfish and unremitting in the pursuit of the perfect driving
experience the standard of the race-tech engineering speaks for
itself;delivering in spadesthe natural and very real sense of
handling and performance any red-blooded driving enthusiast craves,
The G60 story
‘Quality, Value and
Innovation’ is the Ginetta by-line and the G60 is evidence of that
The beautiful, evocative lines of the G60 bodywork mirror its
predecessor, the F400, however under the much admired carbon fibre
exterior lurks a very different machine.
In recent history Ginetta have designed and built each of its models
from a blank sheet of paper, but when Lawrence discovered the Farbio
project was in need of investment, he ‘simply couldn’t let such a
beautiful car go to the wall’. In 2010 he stepped in and moved the
production from the small Bath facility to Ginetta HQ where he set
about evaluating the project, initially branding the existing cars
with the moniker ‘F400’.
Whilst the F400 was without question a beautiful car with stacks of
potential, existing cars had something of a mercurial nature with
the individual examples exhibiting very different characteristics
from their siblings, each more prototype than production-ready.
Adhering to his stead-fast belief that the proposition to each and
every customer ‘must be right’ Lawrence made the decision to halt
F400 production and start again from the beginning.
Ginetta has deconstructed the original car keeping only the exterior
shape, whilst making minor improvements to aerodynamics by adding
carbon fibre cooling vents and a revised splitter.
Under the skin, the carbon fibre shell is bonded to a new stiffer
tubular steel chassis accommodating the Ginetta-sourced naturally
aspirated 3.7ltr, 310bhp engine and 6 speed manual gearbox with an
ATB limited slip differential for effective power delivery.
The suspension has been re-designed incorporating unassisted rack
and pinion steering and aluminium billet uprights for stiffness and
improved handing. There are new larger grooved and drilled disks
with Alcon 4 pot brake callipers all round - making the G60’s
deceleration as impressive as its acceleration.
The ECU and wiring harness is bespoke for improved reliability and
the driver’s position has been re-evaluated; the pedals have been
realigned and even the accelerator pedal grooves changed from a
horizontal to a vertical plane for smoother throttle deliverance.
Once the power delivery and handling were perfected it was time to
do away with extra weight and ‘nanny’ aids. Gone are the servo
brakes, power assisted steering, ABS and traction control.
What you have left is a beautiful, addictive, carbon fibre sports
car, capable of 0-60 in 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 165+ mph
weighing just 1080kg.
Exclusive and genuinely rare, only 50 of these breath-taking cars
will be produced each year so don't expect to see one on the
neighbours drive any time soon.
Worthy of its ‘G’ badge we are extremely proud to present the