Ginetta has pulled the wraps off its new supercar ahead of its public premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, where we'll find out its name and pricing details.
The Ginetta supercar adopts a front-mid engine layout wrapped in a pretty aggressive carbon fiber bodywork that’s designed to provide huge levels of downforce. The chassis utilizes a bespoke carbon-fiber tub and power comes by an in-house designed V8.
The naturally aspirated 6.0-liter, dry-sumped 90-degree V8 is built from a single aluminum billet block with forged inners, featuring Ginetta’s own design of throttle bodies. Power is said to be over 600hp and 516lb-ft (700Nm) of torque.
The engine is paired to a bespoke six-speed sequential transmission with carbon propshaft and paddle shifters that not only delivers lightning quick gear changes, but allegedly also provides a racecar-like soundtrack.
Ginetta claims the dry weight of its new supercar is just 1,150kg (2,535lbs), resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of 545hp per tonne – and that’s despite featuring a FIA-spec rollover structure as standard.
The new British supercar’s design has been inspired by Ginetta’s LMP1 cars, which somehow explains the looks and the race-car levels of downforce (376kg at 100mph/160km.h). Weight distribution is a near-perfect 49:51 front to rear, while the chassis sports adjustable pushrod double wishbones in all four corners.
Although the company didn’t release any pictures of the interior apart from a single shot of the molded seats, they have divulged that it will feature plenty of Alcantara, carbon fiber and billet aluminum.
Despite its hardcore credentials, Ginetta’s new supercar will also come with ABS, traction control, a reverse camera, automatic headlights, park sensors, air conditioning, heated screens front and rear, wireless phone charging and more.
Ginetta will produce just 20 examples of its supercar in 2020, and 12 of them are already sold. Prices are expected to be around £400,000 ($532,000 in current exchange rates, which means it will have to do battle with a number of models of exotic rivals by the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini et al.