RE: Ginetta G4

RE: Ginetta G4

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fish fried fred

41 posts

229 months

Thursday 14th February 2002
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Just went visiting...Go to www.goginetta.com for some great photos of the G4 and G12!

ikey

23 posts

225 months

Friday 8th March 2002
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Great to read a review of one of my esoteric dream cars.
I think it would be easier to live with than a Elise!

Cotty

35,177 posts

244 months

Thursday 28th March 2002
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I really like the G4 and have for years.

Caterham could have competition with their 21GTO if they toned it down price wise because 40,000 is a little much, lost all the carbon fibre bits and changed the R500 engine for something a little less expensive

www.lotus7club.co.uk/c21gto.htm
www.caterham.co.uk/showroom/new/21/main.htm

Paul

>> Edited by Cotty on Thursday 28th March 13:52

jpf

1,287 posts

236 months

Monday 1st April 2002
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Any information regarding the removable hard top for the G4?

jamesc

2,820 posts

244 months

Tuesday 16th April 2002
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It's the Real Thing!

jamesc

2,820 posts

244 months

Wednesday 17th April 2002
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There is only one G4; watch out for poor immitations!

thurl

41 posts

230 months

Wednesday 17th April 2002
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Actually, I agree with you James. What do you think of the upcoming hardtop for the G4?

jamesc

2,820 posts

244 months

Wednesday 17th April 2002
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Knowing Ivor; I'm sure it will good.

James

fizz

251 posts

230 months

Thursday 18th April 2002
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Does anyone have any pics of the removable hardtop G4?

drd

53 posts

227 months

Thursday 18th April 2002
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Awesome looking car! Hope the hard top version looks as nice as the coupe, though.

kip

81 posts

228 months

Friday 19th April 2002
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Is there really a hard top version out there?

How much? How long is the wait? Will it drive poorly becuase it is not a coupe (flex)?

Thurl

41 posts

230 months

Monday 22nd April 2002
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James, any info regarding the hard top G4?

shirleyqliquor

25 posts

229 months

Friday 26th April 2002
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Seen some pictures of the hardtop G4 (confidential).

The hardtop G4 looks as nice as the coupe G4. I will predict that the coupe G4 will be a car of the past.

kkkaty

68 posts

230 months

Tuesday 30th April 2002
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The G4 coupe is definitely a better looking car than the G20.

Interesting how both have virtually the same motor, yet the G4 is more drivable.

shirleyqliquor

25 posts

229 months

Friday 10th May 2002
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You can see some in progress G4 hard top pictures at
www.goginetta.com. Click on cars for sale...

ultimajohn

87 posts

224 months

Saturday 11th May 2002
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Many years ago I remember the G4 being tested by Cars magazine. I loved it then and do now. I currently run an Ultima and have no intention to change it but the G4 has some strange attraction. If I did I would have to fit a BDA or at least an all steel Twin Cam. Imagine the noise, pure nostalgia.

ginettag27

5,268 posts

229 months

Tuesday 14th May 2002
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The G4 coupe is definitely a better looking car than the G20.

Interesting how both have virtually the same motor, yet the G4 is more drivable.



I'm interested in your comments kkkaty..

Looks: A matter of opinion, there's not much in it. Although the two are distinctly different. Personally, if I had the money I'd have both and throw in a G12 as well!

Drivability.. Have you driven both of them? I'm interested, because I've got a '27 and a 20R and the 20R is such an improvement over the '27. The chassis has moved forward (a lot) and the new front uprights give a lot more positive feedback and control. I'm looking to get the new uprights fitted to my '27.. I haven't driven a G4, but I'd be interested to see how this compares in terms of chassis and front uprights to the '27 and the 20. I mean the 27 is no brick, ask those who've moved from the race series to other championships...

I'd be interested to hear if you've tried a sorted 4 and 20, both with decent tyres fitted..

PS

David_FF

24 posts

223 months

Friday 17th May 2002
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To all G4 Fans:

The new long cockpit G4 is now available with a removable hard-top - re-designed screen and soft-top.

We will be exhibiting the car in UK at the NEC Sports Car Show 25th - 26th May. Watch out for a road test comming up in EVO Magazine. Orders now being taken for LHD models. Prices starting from $32,500.00 with a race build model also available.

We consider this to be the most significant development of the G4 since its conception in 1962.
An Ivor walklett 40th Anniversary Limited Edition of 10# cars Worldwide will soon be available. Check out www.goginetta.com for all the latest developments.
Regards GoGinetta

ginettag27

5,268 posts

229 months

Friday 17th May 2002
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David FF

I like the site!! Presumably you only deal with customers in the States..

I will admit that I do really like the G4 and G12. It would be interesting to Test Drive a G4 (and of course a G12!) and compare it to the '27 and the '20.

PS

David_FF

24 posts

223 months

Friday 17th May 2002
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We deal with Worldwide supply of all G4 models.
Mark Walklett who is Trever's son, who still works with Ivor Walklett (Trever's brother and co-founder) raced the G4 in the UK for a few seasons.. he produced a video of his first race with outstanding lap times and indeed out-ran Lotus, Morgan and Porsche on the same track... brilliant to watch except for the fact that the prop-shaft broke with only a few laps to go. A problem which was obviously corrected for the next meeting.

>> Edited by David_FF on Friday 24th May 16:08