Ginetta G60

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Ginetta G60
Ginetta G60 at 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed (14509455671).jpg
Overview
ManufacturerGinetta Cars
Production2012–2015
AssemblyLeeds, Yorkshire, England
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2-door coupe
Layoutrear mid-engine, rear wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine3.7 L Ford Cyclone V6
Transmission6-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,633 mm (103.7 in)
Length3,126 mm (123.1 in)
Width1,940 mm (76 in)
Height1,180 mm (46 in)
Kerb weight1,080 kg (2,380 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorGinetta F400

The G60 is a mid-engined sports car produced by British car manufacturer Ginetta Cars, based on the Ginetta F400, which itself was based on the Farbio GTS.[1]

Specifications and Performance[edit]

The G60 is powered by a 3,727 cc (3.7 L) Ford Cyclone V6 engine producing 310 bhp (231 kW; 314 PS) at 6,500rpm and 288 lb⋅ft (390 N⋅m) of torque at 4,500rpm. The car was developed with driver focus in mind and therefore lacks an Anti-lock braking system, power steering and other modern technologies.[2] It is constructed with a carbon fibre skin on a tubular steel chassis with a carbon fibre tub to maintain a low weight of 1,080 kg (2,380 lb). The interior is fairly basic and features and alcantara trim with a touch screen in the carbon fibre centre console to control all the features i.e the satellite navigation system, climate control, audio system and air conditioning. A carbon fibre steering wheel with silver gauges along with bucket seats complete the interior.

The G60 can accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, with a top speed of 165 mph (265.5 km/h).[3]

Production[edit]

Production of the G60 began in 2012. The car was manufactured at the Ginetta factory in Garforth, Yorkshire, and only around 50 a year were produced from 2012 through 2015.[4] The base price of a G60 in 2012 was £68,000 (US$105,000).[5]

In November 2015, Ginetta ended production of the G60 citing poor sales and manufacturing that became increasingly cost prohibitive.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bovingdon, Jethro (21 October 2011). "Ginetta G60 (2011) CAR review". Car Magazine. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  2. ^ Dobie, Stephen (5 October 2011). "Ginetta's G60 sports car launches". Evo. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  3. ^ Pattni, Vijay (6 October 2011). "New Ginetta G60 sportscar revealed". Top Gear. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Ginetta G60 Coupe review". Autocar. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  5. ^ Bovingdon, Jethro (21 October 2011). "Ginetta G60 (2011) CAR review". Car Magazine. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Ginetta Quietly Snuffs the G60". Road and Track. 17 November 2015.

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