Ginetta G60

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Ginetta G60
Ginetta G60 at 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed (14509455671).jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Ginetta Cars
Production 2012–2015
Assembly Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Body and chassis
Class Sports car (S)
Body style 2-door coupe
Layout rear mid-engine, rear wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine 3.7 L Ford Cyclone V6
Transmission 6-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,633 mm (103.7 in)
Length 3,126 mm (123.1 in)
Width 1,940 mm (76 in)
Height 1,180 mm (46 in)
Kerb weight 1,080 kg (2,380 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Ginetta 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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