Ginetta Cars Hit The Roads
Well...sort of. Le Mans road trip is part of final development
We met up with the owner of Ginetta cars just before Le Mans for a poke around the three prototypes he'd driven down from Leeds (not personally - you can't drive three cars at once, obviously) for the Supercar Parade in the French city's centre on the Friday before the race.
The cars that Ginetta brought down were all still very much prototypes but, after a long gestation period for both the baby track-car G40 R and the bigger almost-supercar F400 which has involved all manner of trials from factory relocations to fires, the cars are finally here.
And handle well the Ginetta ought to "We wanted to make a proper track car for the road," says Tomlinson. "That's why we've put a full FIA-spec roll cage in." He doesn't say as much, but the G40 R is clearly going to be occupying a lightweight, hardcore niche in the market recently vacated by a certain Norfolk manufacturer. At a predicted sub-£30k price point there certainly isn't anything else like it.
Your guess is as good as ours on that one, but that does seem to imply an expected cost of less than £100k.
Ginetta still has a long way to go before it can really call itself a manufacturer but, on the evidence of these prototypes at least, it's deadly serious about getting there.