First official pics show body pattern and rolling chassis
Tomlinson and new Ginetta G40 chassis
Ginetta has released this sneak preview of its new G40 race/road car, which will be revealed in completed form at Autosport International - alongside the PistonHeads Performance Car Show - at the NEC in January.
The photographs show the G40's compact fibreglass coupe body pattern, as well as its rolling chassis, for the first time at Ginetta's Leeds factory.
Lawrence Tomlinson, Ginetta Chairman, is pictured sitting in the G40 prototype's chassis, and is typically bullish about the new machine:
Body pattern shows styling theme
"Production is well under way - as you can see the roll cage is incredibly substantial, well in excess of the minimum requirements set by the FIA. Production of the bodywork is going really well and images of the pattern give a good indication of how the final car is going to look," he says.
Ginetta says it has been overwhelmed by demand for its latest launch, having secured 26 orders already. The G40 will make its competitive debut next April on grids at Ginetta's Junior Championship.
The 1.8-litre Ford Zetec engined-car will replace the existing Junior model, with the likes of defending champion Sarah Moore taking to the track in the all-new vehicle.
Tomlinson, who raced with Nigel Mansell at this year's Le Mans Series finale at Silverstone added: "Everyone is going to have to wait until January 14th for the first look at the Ginetta G40 when we unveil it at Autosport International - I can't wait!"
Really hope this makes the proposed leap to road car.
snotrag13 Nov 2009
I live a matter of yards from the factory, occasionally get to see a G50 or something in the trading estate.
Whats it worth me campign up with a long lens pointed through the big barn doors...!?
Seriously though - it looks very promising - the move to production road car would be brilliant.
TVR653X13 Nov 2009
Just seen the roadcar chassis in the flesh. It's been testing up at Tockwith.....it'll be nippeh!
jpf13 Nov 2009
danmangt4013 Nov 2009
Looks fantastic. Zolfe orange gtc-4 vs. Ginetta g40 is a comparison I look fwd to reading, as this is virtually a new segment for roadlegal cars.... I can't think of any other recent front engine rwd closed body coupes with ~2L ford durAtec/ zetec fours and curb weights under 2k lbs. To think that these weigh closer to a Westfield or atom or Brooke double r or ktm xbow than a noble