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surrey7er

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last year I seriously considered a G40R, but, for a variety of reasons, I bought an Elise instead.

I just wondered if there was any word on the likelihood of any more road cars from the guys in Garforth?

Looking at the road car range, there (IMHO) seems to be a bit of a chasm between the £30k G40R and the £68k G60.

Something at the £45-£50k mark would be splendid I reckon. They certainly seem to have race cars aplenty!

FWIW, my vote would be FE, RWD, > 4cylinders. Like a scaled up G40R I guess.

cheers


Fantuzzi

3,217 posts

33 months

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Tuesday 6th March 2012 quote quote all
How come you chose the Elise over the Ginetta just out of interest?


surrey7er

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Variety of reasons:
I had a car to trade in. Ginetta wouldn't take a trade in, Lotus would.
I fancied mid engined a bit more than front.
I felt the Lotus had a slightly better support/parts network around me, being a slightly more trodden path.
Lastly, I quite liked the ability to go topless in the Elise.

blueg33

13,833 posts

111 months

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A G50 Road car at £45k would do it for me smile

surrey7er

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blueg33 said:
A G50 Road car at £45k would do it for me smile
+1
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Fantuzzi

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surrey7er said:
Variety of reasons:
Lastly, I quite liked the ability to go topless in the Elise.
...

OH I understand now...

Fair enough on the reasons, just wondering if it was the way it drove in comparison.

G50 road car would be great.

PisstnBroke

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To be honest I don't really understand the gap your suggesting. In fact I don't see any small manufacture plugging that gap, unless your Renault it would be too uneconomical.
However for this extra 10k I would of thought the G40 with more bhps as they said they can get 300bhp from it and then some more toys would fill it remarkably well. Easily spend money on dataloggers etc.

surrey7er

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It's actually £15k-£20k I was talking about.

For that, I'd want a couple more cylinders and a bit more room inside.

Take your point about small volume manufacturers not offering too many models, but Ginetta seem to have plenty of the hardware already...

They did a good job of road-readying the G40; I'd love to see them do it again.

I for one feel there's a distinct lack of desirable (new) Sportscars at the £50k ish mark. The new Exige and, at a pinch, Evora spring to mind. Maybe the SLK if you are a hair stylist, but other than that, it's kit cars...

jpf

1,139 posts

163 months

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Thursday 8th March 2012 quote quote all
What about the V6 powered larger sized road worthy G12?

GTRene

9,059 posts

111 months

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Friday 9th March 2012 quote quote all
or a modern version of the V8 G10 something like this




JakeR

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GTRene said:
or a modern version of the V8 G10 something like this



Now you're talking!

are you listening lnt? biggrin


Jellinek

103 posts

162 months

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Hmmm, a V8 or V10 with 400-500 horsepower, about £45k, front engined and with a good dealer network in the style of a G50....
JakeR said:
GTRene said:
or a modern version of the V8 G10 something like this


Now you're talking!

are you listening lnt? biggrin

blueg33

13,833 posts

111 months

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GTRene said:
or a modern version of the V8 G10 something like this



Isn't that really what the G50 as a road car would be?

GTRene

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blueg33 said:
Isn't that really what the G50 as a road car would be?
indeed could be...
story said:
A flagship limited edition 520 bhp V8 Zytek-powered model will be released with the aim to be the fastest production car on the road.
or the G55 biggrin mmm











Edited by GTRene on Monday 12th March 14:36

JakeR

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Jellinek said:
£63k for a basic vette now mate... Closer to G60 territory! Sadly...

blueg33

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GTRene said:


Edited by GTRene on Monday 12th March 14:36
This one with a tax disc please smile

Fantuzzi

3,217 posts

33 months

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JakeR said:
£63k for a basic vette now mate... Closer to G60 territory! Sadly...
40k for a mint 2nd hand ZO6...

Jellinek

103 posts

162 months

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Fantuzzi said:
JakeR said:
£63k for a basic vette now mate... Closer to G60 territory! Sadly...
40k for a mint 2nd hand ZO6...
I took the USD price ($67k) and converted it, can't believe the UK price! but that's rip off Britain I suppose. Still 40K for a mint Z06 has got to be a bargain, hasn't it? 500 horses, 1420Kg, 3.4 to 60, carbon fibre body, ally chassis, composite tub, titanium valves and exhaust, head-up display reactive damping.... blimey, I'm feeling faint just thinking about it... Anyone got 40k they don't want?

Fantuzzi

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Jellinek said:
Anyone got 40k they don't want?
Worth a try...

I take it youve seen the new 2012 Z06 round the ring?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok1WUO3p1oQ

If you felt faint before I advise getting someone with smelling salts nearby.

Jellinek

103 posts

162 months

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GTRene said:
blueg33 said:
Isn't that really what the G50 as a road car would be?
indeed could be...
story said:
A flagship limited edition 520 bhp V8 Zytek-powered model will be released with the aim to be the fastest production car on the road.
Anybody have an update on the Zytek V8 model? i sincerely hope they canned it, at least for the time being. Surely a company the size of Ginetta cannot afford the bad press associated with trying to build their own engine?
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