New roadgoing racer already sold out until March
14 January 2010

Ginetta has taken the wraps off its new entry-level G40 at the Autosport International show. The roadgoing racer is primairly intended as an affordable entry into motorsport from those as young as 14. The car will be used in the Ginetta Junior Championship from next season as a support for the BTCC. Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson told Autocar that the inital batch of G40s had already sold out even before the company revealed it at today's show. "The first batch we've produced are for the kids racing in the championship," he said. "That will take us up to March, and then we will concentrate on the roadgoing ones." Tomlinson belives the G40's unique selling point is its inclusion of an FIA roll cage as standard. This will allow drivers to drive the car to any circuit in the world, as well as using it on track days. The fibreglass-bodied, rear-drive G40 weighs 840kg and is powered by a modified 150bhp version of Ford’s 1.8-litre Zetec engine, as used in the Focus and C-Max. It should hit 0-62mph in 6.5sec and go on to a top speed of 140mph. Prices start at £25,000.

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3 September 2009

Its great to hear about those parts of our motor industry we dont otherwise hear much about. At that price it deserves to do well. It certainly looks good

3 September 2009

i like this brand. i dont know much about the 1.8 ford engine with 150bhp i hope its a good choice. i wonder if there could be options though. i would have thought a Honda 2.0 200bhp would have been nice. or if they have contracts with ford, isnt ford bringing out a 1.6 turbo soon? or there are 1.2 and 1.4 turbo engines from other manufacturers around for a 150bhp potential output.

3 September 2009

Initially producing 26? That sounds very conservative. If this car is as good as it looks on paper, with a £25k price tag, I am sure they are going sell very quickly.

 

 

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

3 September 2009

This sounds like good value. I hope they are onto a winner.

4 September 2009

Best of luck to all involved, but I suspect Ginetta will need to be making many more than they propose to. This type of product may well tempt people away from Lotus who are heading down the luxury dead end again.

PaulJ

14 January 2010

Excellent value, and looks good. I look forward to Autocar telling us more.

14 January 2010

Lotus Evora at the right price!

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