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Ginetta is building a supercar!

Published: 30 January 2019

► Race-dervied tech
► Over 600bhp from a N/A V8
► Carbonfibre tub and chassis 

Ginetta is going to build a supercar for the road. Details are thin on the ground – and this is likely the start of a long teaser campaign – but we have been furnished with some specs and they look very promising indeed.

CAR understands that the new supercar will have a carbonfibre tub chassis, full composite body and a sequential transmission. Ginetta looks, understandably, to be leaning on its motorsport heritage, so expect a race-derived alloy V8 making over 600bhp – without a turbo. According to a statement released today, the supercar’s carbonfibre body will also use aero principes learnt from Ginetta’s racing programmes.  

‘We’ve come a long way in 60 years but we still believe Ginetta has great untapped potential,’ said chairman Lawrence Tomlinson who bought the company in 2005. ‘In the 1960s our G10 was a giant killer on and off the track, regularly beating Jaguar E-Types.

Ginetta supercar side profile

'Sixty years on, we’re again applying knowledge and technology from our racing programmes to build an uncompromised yet utterly capable road-going supercar.’

Anything else about the Ginetta supercar?

We’re not sure when it’s coming out, how much it’s going to cost or what it’ll be called – but we do have a very rough idea of what it’ll look like. Teaser pictures released by the Leeds-based car maker show a side profile similar to Ginetta's race cars, and a front image shows a little more detail.

The styling looks a little more angular than what we’re used to from the British brand, and the heavily-louvred bonnet suggests something a little more aggressive than the shapely vintage lines of yore.

We’ll update this article when we know more about the new Ginetta supercar – whatever it’s called.

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By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast