More good news for the British car industry and Ginetta unveils its first mid-engined production car since the 1980s G32. The G60 may well be heavily based on the ill-fated Farboud GTS, but it comes in at an appealing TVR-style price (in today’s money), and promises excellent performance, handling and up to the minute construction techniques.
Power is by a 3.7-litre naturally aspirated Ford Mustang V6 pumping out 310bhp – a less exotic option than the old car’s 32v Audi V8. Ginetta also offers a 410bhp supercharged GTS, which knocks down the o-60mph time to under four seconds and a top speed that exceeds 165mph. The engine sits on a new tubular steel subframe, separated from the carbonfibre tub, and is mated to a six-speed Ford gearbox powering the rear wheels through a Quaife limited slid differential.
The car weighs a relatively lightweight 1100kg, and costs £68,000 for the standard version – making it the ideal candidate to slot into the sub-911 market, an area that both Noble and TVR were once so dominant in.