Who would have expected the next big thing in supercars to come out of Yorkshire, England? Maybe Italy or possibly the US, but Yorkshire? Despite what you might think, however, that’s exactly what is happening. Building on their experience with racing, Ginetta will be unveiling their supercar at the Geneva International Motor Show this year. “Racing at the highest level has taught us that to win,” explains Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman for Ginetta, “you have to have your overall car concept and every detail exactly right, and we’ve brought that same philosophy to our first supercar.”
Ginetta hasn’t landed on a name yet for the supercar, but what they have decided on is the engine. The supercar will have a compact and lightweight 6.0L V8 engine that will deliver 600 horsepower and 520 lb-ft of torque. The design incudes an all carbon monocoque with LMP-derived aerodynamics. The car will use a Ginetta-developed sequential six-speed gearbox and a carbon fiber tailshaft to link the differential to the engine.
It’s not just the tailshaft that’s carbon fiber. Ginetta used carbon fiber for the body panels and the tub chassis. The car was also put through the rigors in a wind tunnel to boost aerodynamics and to dial in on 376 kilograms of downforce at 100 miles per hour—a similar stat to Ginetta’s LMP3 racecar.
Even without a name, the car already has 14 orders at $531,000 each. The first run will only consist of 20 units, with only 30–50 built annually.