A compelling machine with a firm yet supple set-up and a proper V6 that yelps on full throttle

Our Verdict

The Ginetta G60, which began life as a Farbio GTS, has a 310bhp V6 in its 1080kg frame. Performance is, predictably, blistering

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    Ginetta G60 Coupe

    A compelling machine with a firm yet supple set-up and a proper V6 that yelps on full throttle
14 October 2011

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14 October 2011

Nice initial review. Ironically I bet the Ginetta carbon structure will do better in most crashes than the 911 or the Cayman. Hows that for meeting the regs. Carbon works! j

14 October 2011

[quote jl4069]

Nice initial review. Ironically I bet the Ginetta carbon structure will do better in most crashes than the 911 or the Cayman. Hows that for meeting the regs. Carbon works! j

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Crikey! You read the review and commented in one minute. By any chance are you that bloke who skim read the whole of one of the Harry Potter books a couple of hours after it was released? I think we all know your superpower.

14 October 2011

Fidji,

Actually if you know me I try to dumb down the grammar, spelling, and general organization of my thoughts; or even miss whole words outright. I try to gets points across with as minimal an effort as I possibly can, due to the fact that Autocar are the most dogmatic (and what that imply's) organization of men I've come across- except the staff at evo and car of course! Yea I can read fast, but not aspy fast. j


15 October 2011

Nice, very nice indeed.

This car and the company as a whole does have the "feel" of a mini Lotus in the good old days. I would certainly say if this car had been launched 4-5 years ago the sales figures would have been a little pessimistic.

No, it may not be finished as well as the main stream equipment but in all honesty that would be one of the charms for me. This appears to be a car you can work with, rather than just own.

It deserves to do well.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

DKW

15 October 2011

I'd imagine the cabin finish on the prototype is far from perfect, but looking at the interior photo I'd say it looks more promising than the Evora, at the same price point and less weight.

15 October 2011

I'd have one in a gloss black, I like the simple interior and the removal of most of the driving aids but where on earth did they save 400kgs?

DKW

15 October 2011

[quote sputnik]where on earth did they save 400kgs?[/quote] You're right to raise an incredulous eyebrow. The short answer is they didn't, it's actually 30 Kgs heavier, though now with a 3.7 rather than a 3.0. There never were any driver aids, apart from an option of traction control. From Autocar's own Dec '07 review of the Farbio: 'The Farbio GTS comes in two guises, the normally aspirated 262bhp version we tested, and a £10,000 more expensive supercharged model whose 384bhp is accompanied by extra airscoops, an intercooler, trickier tyres and traction control. The base car weighs only 1050kg'

TBC

16 October 2011

Ginetta seem to have taken Colin Chapman's philosophy to heart, to make it simple and light; on current showing, the company deserves to prosper and grow.

17 October 2011

[quote DKW][quote sputnik]where on earth did they save 400kgs?[/quote] You're right to raise an incredulous eyebrow. The short answer is they didn'[/quote]

exactly. Removing 400kg from a car is, I would say, impossible. If Ginetta have found a way to do it then there will any number of major OEMs knocking on the door wanting to know how to achieve the 'holy grail'. And 400kg from a 1500kg car? come on. Even a non-engineer should be able to see that this is nonsene. A 40kg reduction would be credible and probably acheivable with a lot of hard work.

nonetheless, the car looks great and sounds like it delivers. Hope it succeeds. If was in that market it would certainly be on a shortlist.

17 October 2011

[quote curious_insider]A 40kg reduction would be credible and probably acheivable with a lot of hard work.[/quote] I did say before that it could well be 40kgs and not 400kgs, a simple mistype from Ginetta. [quote sputnik]

Is it possible Farbio were economical with the truth regarding it's cars weight?

Is it 40kg and some blonde female with airbag extras mistyped another 0 ?

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