“Racing at the highest level has taught us that to win you have to have your overall car concept and every detail exactly right…”Lawrence Tomlinson, Ginetta Chairman
The 1,150 kg (2,535 pound) will be powered by a naturally aspirated V8 generating more than 600 hp sent to a 6-speed sequential paddle-shift with carbon propshaft. Stopping power will come from a carbon ceramic braking system. The car is said to be able to generate more than 800 pounds of downforce at 100 mph. The wheels are designed and manufactured by Ginetta and are 19 inches up front and 20 inches in the rear. These are made specifically for the new car and use Ginetta’s own centre locks as used on their race cars.
“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 Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson. “Starting with a blank sheet of paper allowed us to create a true mid-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.”
Each buyer will be taken through a customized specification program with numerous configuration options. 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. More specific details will be announced in Geneva.
“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,” said Tomlinson. “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. Our customers will get the opportunity to take to the race track in race cars built alongside their car and shake the hands of the engineers that built them. Our customers become part of the family and we believe that really sets Ginetta and the car apart in the supercar world. I have felt for a long time there was a gap in the market at around the £400,000 price point for a genuinely low production number supercar, with proper craftsmanship and true race derived know-how and technology.”
2018 marked 60 years since the first Ginetta was produced. The company was founded in 1958 by the four Walklett brothers. In 2005 it was acquired by 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and entrepreneur Lawrence Tomlinson.