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Monday 16th July 2012

New 'Ginetta-esque' Dare on the way

New classically curvy Ginetta G40 rival to come from the folks who originally founded Ginetta Cars


new car will evoke the style of 60s originals
new car will evoke the style of 60s originals
The Walklett family (of original Ginetta fame) are working on their first new car in more than 10 years, in preparation for a launch in 2013.

It'll be a mid-engined coupe designed for the road first and track second, powered by Ford's terrific 2.0-litre Ecoboost turbo and making 250bhp. The car will be badged Dare, the company the Walkletts founded in 1991 after selling Ginetta in 1989.

DZ is Dare's most recent offering
DZ is Dare's most recent offering
The new car will move away from the radical DZ (no longer made) and instead reference the traditional styling most associated with the pretty Ginettas of the 1960s, according to Tom Walklett - son of Ivor, one of the four founding Walklett brothers. "It's an update of the classic look of our heritage," Tom told us.

The cars were most associated with racing, but this as-yet-unnamed coupe will be more road-focused to sell against cars like the Lotus Elise.

The fiberglass-bodied car will even come with electric windows and air-con, according to Tom. But despite that the target weight is 750-800kg and the cost around £30,000.

Confusingly the Walkletts still make the classic G4 and G12 Ginettas, mostly for the Japanese market, despite Ginetta operating as a successful entity in its own right. In fact the new Dare-badged car will go head-to-head with the Ginetta G40, which also costs from £30K. Tom reckons there's a clear distance between the two, however: "The G40 is a race car they've put on the road. We've designed this from the offset as a road car."

Ford's turbocharged Ecoboost engine has given Dare a new lease of life. Because it's rated EuroV on emissions, it means cars can be easily type approved.

In fact, the company has already stuck Ecoboost engines into two road-legal G12 cars for UK customers (previously they were track only) and Tom foresees this side of the business taking off. The G12 Ecoboost costs around £40,000.

He's also got his eye on Ford's 1.0-litre three cylinder turbo Ecoboost engine. "We have thought about it. What in, I don't know. Ford has said they're happy to sell it."

Either Ecoboost (especially the 2.0-litre) in a lightweight body designed by the masters of attractive specialist sports cars gets us very excited indeed.

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V8 GRF

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Hmm I'm sure LNT will be quaking in their boots...

SystemParanoia

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shape it like the original, sell it as a kit for £10k and ill be a happy man!

Kong

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Is the Dare G12 available as a road car? Looks nice

GTRene

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would love to see a car like the G12 but then a bit more road worthy, but I like a lot of lines of that car.

Renomaxi

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Aaaaaaagh panther solo in bastardised accident with ford indigo!

Points for remembering those two!
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soad

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G12 looks ace, what a beauty. cloud9

Ferg

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This is just brilliant news. Driving past the old factory at Witham is always sad.

Dodgey_Rog

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Ferg said:
This is just brilliant news. Driving past the old factory at Witham is always sad.
Its not just me then, i sometimes take a detour through stham for nostalgia sake!

radio man

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I like the original photo of the original 60's car but what I can't figure out is , What is Margaret Thatcher doing there to the left of the car.

DonkeyApple

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radio man said:
I like the original photo of the original 60's car but what I can't figure out is , What is Margaret Thatcher doing there to the left of the car.
More importantly, how can the car be to the right of Thatcher. wink

mybrainhurts

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Report said:
The fiberglass-bodied car
Have we been taken over by the Yanks, or should I say tut..?

Baron Greenback

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SystemParanoia said:
shape it like the original, sell it as a kit for £10k and ill be a happy man!
Now that a tempting idea! 2nd that idea love the 60's look!

ILoveMondeo

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As above, I want the 60s original please.

PhilJames

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Love the cute 60's shape, funny if it turns out to be a monster in performance. 250 bhp in 800kg. angel

peterg1955

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I'll take one of these with the 300bhp Duratec please, oh, and slap a set of number plates on it there's a good chap.....

http://www.dareuk.com/g12.php


61GT

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Where's dandarez?, look forward to hearing his take on this.

geeeman

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V8 GRF said:
Hmm I'm sure LNT will be quaking in their boots...
interesting that you say that.. ive seen the prototype and when compared to the G40 it is superior in every way.
Lighter (700kg approx target), more powerful and modern engine, transverse mid-engined layout, excellent bodywork, retro looks with G12 DNA, and designed by the Walklett family and with true racing heritage..! (oh and if u want a V8, that fits too smile)

They have made G12s for the road, wil pass IVA and use ecoboost engine. They weigh in at approx 550kgs.. But interior room is limited. New car will be very spacious inside in comparison

Edited by geeeman on Saturday 14th July 00:07

geeeman

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http://www.dareuk.com/g12_gallery.php


some nice pics of Dare G12s, the yellow is a wide rear body

Gompo

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mybrainhurts said:
Report said:
The fiberglass-bodied car
Have we been taken over by the Yanks, or should I say tut..?
The whole article seems rather poorly written.

XJ40

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Really like the classic '60's looks of the G12 even though there's something a bit kit car-ish about it. With the modern engine it sounds like a nice package.
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