2012 Ginetta G60: official details, photos and specs

Article by Christian A., on October 8, 2011

Ginetta has a new flagship two-seater -- the 310bhp Ginetta G60. Only 50 samples will be built of this vehicle, the company’s first mid-engined road car for over 20 years. With a price tag of £68,000, the G60 is a heavily refurbished version of the carbonfiber-tubbed Farbio GTS. This is produced by the firm that Ginetta purchased last March.

Ginetta moved production to its new factory in Garforth, Leeds, from Bath. The carbonfiber tub, body and running gear were significantly re-engineered. Ginetta said that the tub was modified to be stiffer and to make the manufacturing process easier. The driving position was realigned. In addition, it is lighter and comes with new body panels.

To reduce weight, it has been given a simpler, driver-focused specification. It features unassisted steering and it has no anti-lock, no electronic driving aids and servo-less brakes. The G60 currently weighs about 1100kg, nearly 400kg lighter than the Farbio. The company also redesigned the wishbone suspension, uprights and brakes but it is still powered by a Ford Mustang 3.7-litre V6, in naturally aspirated 310bhp form.

This is the unit that is used on the Ginetta G55 racer. The rear wheels are linked to a six-speed Ford gearbox and a Quaife limited-slip diff. Its powertrain is suspended from the tub on a new subframe, fabricated from tubular steel, instead of the Farbio’s square-section design.

The tubular steel front subframe is also new. Even if the 310bhp output is lower than that of the top-spec Farbio GTS 400, whose V6 was supercharged to deliver 410bhp, its performance is similarly impressive due to the weight that the G60 lost. Ginetta claims that its top speed is faster than 165mph and it can sprint from zero to 60mph in less than 4.0secs.

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