Fight ensued at Ginetta and things got pretty ugly…
Human beings react instinctively to eye-pleasing form; something either overlooked or callously disregarded by Ginetta.
Some would think well heeled Ginetta fanatics everywhere should be rejoicing! Ginetta has a road car coming your way and 20 or so lucky (?) buyers are going to be parting with $450K for the privilege of old-school technology meets awful, uninspired, but perhaps purposeful, looks.
I remember driving a gorgeous little Ginetta last year. A throw-back to the stone age, but one hell of a throw, and quietly, Ginetta has been throwing stones, for a long time; first with their G58, then a full on LMP1 missile for Le Mans.
Ginetta LMP1 photo courtesy Ginetta
Now it appears the tiny West Yorkshire marque is ready to unleash a street car, terrorizing in pics, and look, because it’s the old “kissing your sister” thing; it ain’t pretty. It’s not even handsome. And honestly, it maybe just another answer to a question nobody asked.
From their 2019 LMP1 car’s parts bin, Ginetta cobbled together their street machine. No dry sump, no turbos, but you will get to 200 MPH off the 600 HP all aluminum engine. And there’s an FIA-spec roll cage inside, where the car interior is every bit a racer.
Ginetta Aluminum Block
Ginetta says “engine response is immediate and balancing the car on the throttle requires no electronic aids.” which in human-speak translates to you better know what the hell you’re doing when you hit the gas.
The factory promises 600 HP and 200 MPH with a nifty little fore and aft balance, as the V8 engine sits just barely in front of the driver. But these days, 200 MPH and 600 ponies isn’t supercar territory and one has to wonder at Ginetta’s purpose, other than revenue.
Find a way to transform their LPM looks into something street-able and I’m all in.