Ginetta has finally revealed their new G60 sports car, a rival for Porsche’s 911 and Cayman as well as Jaguar’s forthcoming XE sports car. The Ginetta may look familiar as it is essentially a revised version of the Farbio GTS. Ginetta has quite a history – Ginetta was acquired by businessman Lawrence Tomlinson in 2005 when he and his team began expanding the racing side of the business over the next few years. In 2010 Ginetta announced plans for the G40R and also acquired Farbio Supercars. The GTS was then renamed the F400 but production was halted so the company could give the car a complete make-over. Now in 2011 the F400 is launched as the new G60.
The original F400 shape now has a carbon fiber body, a revised splitter that adds downforce, anti-lock brakes, traction control, LED-infused headlights and a sporty rear fascia. Power comes from a Ford Mustang-sourced 3.7-liter V6 engine with 310 hp (231 kW / 314 PS). The double wishbone suspension has been changed to incorporate unassisted steering.
With just 50 being built each year at a price starting at £68,000, Ginetta says the G60 “is rare by any standards.” First deliveries are expected to begin in February 2012.