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jpf

1,135 posts

161 months

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Friday 4th November 2011 quote quote all
Fill Ginetta's orderbook and everyone will be a winner.

I'm in the USA, so I can only wish Ginetta much success--though Farbio did have a USA sales rep...

ccharlie6

773 posts

125 months

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Saturday 5th November 2011 quote quote all
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-video/ginetta-g60-eng...

that sounds absolutely wonderful!!!

GTRene

8,643 posts

109 months

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Saturday 5th November 2011 quote quote all
indeed nice sound.

jpf

1,135 posts

161 months

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Friday 2nd December 2011 quote quote all
Just wondering why the Ginetta didn't have an airbag...

PisstnBroke

893 posts

109 months

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Sunday 4th December 2011 quote quote all
Ginetta's arnt driven by idiots hence no airbags, plus cost of development would be estronomical,
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jpf

1,135 posts

161 months

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Monday 5th December 2011 quote quote all
How does Morgan manage to put airbags in their cars and keep their cars affordable?

I would think airbags would open up the number of markets that Ginetta can sell to--as opposed to being only able to sell in a very few markets.

Compare TVR to Morgan and look who is still standing.

An airbag doesn't impact the driving experience does it?

dandarez

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5,623 posts

168 months

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Monday 5th December 2011 quote quote all
The Farbio didn't have an airbag either, including the Supercharged S - now for sale ...at a lot more than the price of a new G60 !

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3468022.htm

GTRene

8,643 posts

109 months

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Monday 5th December 2011 quote quote all
who needs airbags, just don't get in a heavy accident wink

get some proper seat-belts and most will be enough, in the early days there were no seat-belt either, ofcorse a bit more dangerous? but life without some sort of 'danger" would be boring.

I rather love some good ABS system and a nice 'locking' diff.
TVR's don't have ABS me thinks but I would like that when driving fast or on not so good roads for a relatively save stop and still be able to control the vehicle.

D_G

1,542 posts

94 months

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Monday 5th December 2011 quote quote all
I saw the original when it launched and the fit and finish was pretty questionable. I recently looked round the G60 and it's soooo much better, the finish you would expect. Good luck to 'em!

lnt

72 posts

131 months

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Tuesday 6th December 2011 quote quote all
Customer G60 deliveries start March, fit, finish and trim for customers cars will be even better, we are still finalising trim. As a small British manufacturer It is very difficult to get everything right on the prototypes, we are giving it 100% and I think the driving experience will be very special in today's sanitised car market .
Thanks for all the PH support.

juansolo

2,761 posts

163 months

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Wednesday 7th December 2011 quote quote all
Pistom said:
Broomsticklady said:
I think the G60 is a fantastic looking car, and I have nothing but praise for the crew in Sheffield for what they have achieved. However, I paid £30,000 less for a brand new Cayman S two years ago. to be honest, I would rather have the Porsche and keep the £30K in the bank....

A realist for sure but a comment like that surely can't be from a true motoring enthusiast. The G60 is much more than £30K more desirable than a mass market sports coupe as lovely as the Cayman is.
As a motoring enthusiast, Cayman owner and Yorkshireman (just up the road from the factory in fact, which is most impressive if you have the tour), I can happily say that the G60 does look indeed, very impressive. I love the idea of it. I'm not as sure about the execution or the price. It's the same problem that Lotus have with the Evora. At that price point, a certain amount of finish is expected. It can drive brilliantly and be as pure as you like, but you can't really get away with the kit car looks or in the case of the Lotus, shoddy build and poor components.

As for purity, you can have a nice comfortable and very good road GT car like a Cayman and a Caterham for the money, with change. That's the issue. I totally understand that Lotus and more so Ginetta can't possibly compete with Porsche on numbers sold and wish them both well and hope they get the buyers with deeper pockets than me. But at coming up to £70k, I'll be giving it a miss.

Edited by juansolo on Wednesday 7th December 10:26


Edited by juansolo on Thursday 8th December 08:13

Hubert K

58 posts

39 months

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Wednesday 7th December 2011 quote quote all
lnt said:
and I think the driving experience will be very special in today's sanitised car market .
Drove the G60 last Friday, and lnt is dead right. There is no car I´ve ever driven that can be compared with Ginetta G60. Ridiculous to call it a Porsche Cayman R rival, extempted from bald data sheet. This car has got soul, lots of it. I cann´t see a lot of soul in R8, M3 or even Porsche nowadays. Great advertising on this car, but the product is boring and interchangeable.

Fortunately G60 got great performance too. There are a lot of cars on the market showing performance, and maybe even more showing soul, but performance AND soul are few and far between. I personally believe that Ginetta G60 is one of them connecting both, power and soul; keeping sight on affordability to a certain extend, too.

Chapeau Ginetta, well done !!!

Spleeble

331 posts

87 months

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Wednesday 7th December 2011 quote quote all
I read the article and the G60 sounds impressive. I liked the small box about why the Cayman wasn’t in the test, because the Ginetta was in a totally different league and it would be unfair on the Porsche. There are lots of complaints about price being too high but I think it is cheap for what it is as it has a carbon body and is lighter than its competitors. The interior maybe lacking in style, some of the finish is not the best, the design of the body is 10 years old and some aspects look a bit kit car but it offers more bang for your buck than anything else. Also LNT have left space in the range to produce a cheaper and more expensive models, I cant wait to see a twin turbo version. If £70k is too much for you then take a look at the G40r with some engine tweaks.

Hubert K

58 posts

39 months

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Wednesday 7th December 2011 quote quote all
Spleeble said:
There are lots of complaints about price being too high but I think it is cheap for what it is
don´t say that more often, maybe Lawrence may put up the price tomorrow ;-)



Spleeble said:
I cant wait to see a twin turbo version.
What the hell are you guys doing with such massive power. Drag racing ?
In my opinion there is no need in more than 350 BHP for a streetcar weighs only 1100kg, especially if there were no nannys helping you if talent ends.


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