The first Ginetta G50 road-registered car has taken to the streets around the streets of Garforth near Leeds ahead of tomorrows London to Silverstone Supercar Tour.
50 of the 21st Century’s finest Sportscars will leave the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London tomorrow morning at 10.00am (18th April) arriving at Silverstone at around lunch time to do a lap of the GP circuit. A Ginetta G50 will be there with the likes of Bugatti, Maserati, Jaguar and Ferrari.
“The prototype road car has been road registered to put miles on the engine and components” said Richard Dean. “It’s currently very much in race car trim in terms of its interior and fit, but it’ll never have things like hand stitched leather. It’s very much a performance car that you can drive to a track, blast it ‘round and drive home again.
“It will be much closer to a race car than anything on the road at the moment.”
Ginetta Cars unveiled the G50, an all-new British sports car for 2008. The car has been designed in-house at LNT Automotive’s new purpose-built factory in Leeds. The G50 was a celebration of 50 years of British sports car manufacturing by the company, and has been designed as the base for a new generation of Ginetta sports cars. The G50 was designed to bridge the gap between single-make, sports car racing such as the Ginetta G20 championship – and GT cars such as the new GT4 Championship, GT3 and GT2 racing. The G50 was a rear-wheel drive model, powered by a front-mid mounted, Ford-made 3.5- litre, V6 engine with an output of 300 bhp, with a five-speed sequential gearbox.