RE: Ginetta G4

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David_FF

24 posts

236 months

Wednesday 10th July 2002
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Hey Everyone...

>>>>>>>> CHECK EVO MAGAZINE OUT!! G4 ARTICLE <<<<<<<<<<

I went with the journalist to Dare and drove both the G4 and Dare TG Sport which may feature in EVO soon.

Also check out in the same magazine the Leading Edge 190RT... at the EVO track day.. also features on the limited edition CDROM they are giving out with some issues.

I have been busy designing websites and brochures for the LESCC 190RT www.lescc.com 'New kid on the block.. and likely to perform well in forthcoming race events...

apologies again.. read EVO and let me know what you think... No Hard-top available.. Ivor Walklett is currently perfecting it's design. We all wait in anticipation.

jpf

1,297 posts

249 months

Friday 12th July 2002
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Graham Bell is one of the best automotive writers out there.
Wish he was published even more. I have been following the Ginetta story for a while and hope that Ginetta (Dare) is very successful and lets GB drive the removable hardtop version first!

kip

81 posts

241 months

Monday 15th July 2002
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Don't you think the Dare/Ginetta cars should be removed from the KIT CAR section and into the OTHER MARQUES part of this forum?

jamesc

2,820 posts

257 months

Monday 15th July 2002
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Yes, and Ted could arrange for DandareZ to moderate this section.

jamesc

2,820 posts

257 months

Wednesday 17th July 2002
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Hi Ted, I agree with Kip and Dan! Can we have a DARE/Ginetta section pleae.

James

fizz

251 posts

243 months

Thursday 18th July 2002
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Put me down for creating a Dare/Ginetta section, too!

ginettag27

5,709 posts

242 months

Thursday 18th July 2002
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I agree with having Ginetta in it's own item listing - but then I'm ever so slightly biased!!

The company is in a state of flux at the moment, the new cars in the race series are great fun (G20s). The Road car stable looks impressive and should be complemented with a new and improved G33 model being added, plus there might just be a totally new model on the horizon.....

PS

>> Edited by ginettag27 on Thursday 18th July 13:29

jamesc

2,820 posts

257 months

Thursday 18th July 2002
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ginettag27! Have you driven the DARE Ginetta G4? I too thought the G27 was fun until I drove the G4.

James

ginettag27

5,709 posts

242 months

Friday 19th July 2002
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James

Not yet... I would like to do so soon though! I've "only" driven (well own) both a G27 (series 3 - independent axle) and a G20.. The G20 is serious fun and a *really* good drive, although it's a race car, so not very fair to compare the two.

PS

jamesc

2,820 posts

257 months

Saturday 20th July 2002
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www.dareuk.com/racing.htm

Phil, take a look at this!

James

jamesc

2,820 posts

257 months

Saturday 20th July 2002
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ginettag27

5,709 posts

242 months

Monday 22nd July 2002
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James

thanks for that - I'm well aware of Dare!! (having been a member of the owners club for many years + aware of the Walklett vs. Phaff thing as well!!!)

I've been in touch with the goginetta.com guys, just need some spare time to get booked in for a Test Drive!

PS

jpf

1,297 posts

249 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2002
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So, I finally get EVO here in the USA and read the short piece on the G4.
Questions: If the G4 weighs less than the Elise, has more horsepower than some of the Elises listed in the back of EVO, why is the G4's 0-60 times slower than the Elise--doesn't more horsepower and lighter weight equal faster car? Is it because the Elise has its engine in the rear?

Guy Humpage

8,940 posts

257 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2002
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It could be many reasons: different people performing the test, a different track surface, tyre size, the Elise might get better traction being mid engined, the gear ratios would be different between the 2 cars so the G4 might need a change into 3rd to reach 60, the G4 figure might be 0-62mph (100kmh).

ginettag27

5,709 posts

242 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2002
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torque?

diff?

power distribution, i.e. where's the max power at which revs?

Gearbox ratios?

Driver..

Tyres..

Weather!

Tarmac..

All of these things go in to the melting pot...

Even possibly fuel (esp. here in the UK with Optimax)..

Do you have more figures from the article? You only mention it's slower - by how much + other times??

EPS

jamesc

2,820 posts

257 months

Sunday 28th July 2002
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Just noticed this post is twice as popular to the G20 thread!

James

David_FF

24 posts

236 months

Wednesday 31st July 2002
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I am just working on updating the www.goginetta.com
web site with a gallery of photo's taken at the same time as Brett Fraser (EVO Journalist).

I spoke to Ivor a couple of days ago and he has confirmed completion of the removeable hardtop.
I have asked that some images be sent up to me, so fingeres crossed, we shall have some soon.

Regards

kip

81 posts

241 months

Thursday 1st August 2002
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I had a hard time downloading the brochures off the goginetta site, and didn't see any photos of the removable hardtop G4, but am glad to hear that progree has been made--don't forget about a G12 test, Graham Bell!

airoom

54 posts

235 months

Saturday 3rd August 2002
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The rumors say the removable hardtop G4 is going to be exceptionally well put together. I'm curious why EVO didn't test that G4 and let us know how easy the hardtop is to remove and whether the car looks as nice as the coupe?

kkkaty

68 posts

243 months

Friday 16th August 2002
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Hey, where are the removable hardtop pictures?

Am I the only one who thinks EVO gave the G4 the short end of the stick and that EVO is Elise baised?