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Friday, May 8, 2015

Know the Ginetta sports cars

Ginetta as one of the renowned British sports car brands was founded in 1958 by four Walklett brothers (Bob, Ivor, Trevers and Douglas) in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Their first car was not destined for production, which later became known as the Ginetta G1 which based on the pre-war Wolseley Hornet.
Ginetta G2. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1IaKSq3)
From their original bases, the company moved to Witham, Essex in 1962, and between 1972 and 1974 operated from a bigger place in Sudbury, Suffolk before returning to Witham where they remained until 1989. Under Walkletts brothers, ie Trevers who responsibles for styling, Ivor for engineering, Douglas in management, and Bob on sales.
Ginetta G10. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1DPSGqL)
After the Walklett brothers retiring in 1989, the company was sold, but failed, and was subsequently purchased by an international group of fans, which is based in Sheffield, and is run by Martin Phaff as director which then produces the G20 and G33.
Ginetta G20. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1bZbYnH)
Ginetta G33. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1R8nfTc)
In late 2005 Ginetta acquired by LNT Automotive, an automotive company that run by Lawrence Tomlinson, an experienced racer and successful entrepreneur. The objective remains in line with the Ginetta founders; to continue the innovative production of great value sports cars.
Ginetta G40R. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1IIaZ8c)
Ginetta G50. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1bZf2Aa)
In mid-2007 Ginetta move to state-of-the-art factory near Leeds, with a target to sell 200 cars per year. Tomlinson who was train the engineers by himself and wrote the basic specifications for the Ginetta G50, which was produced to celebrate 50 years of Ginetta production, and the GT4 car was successful achieved many award-winning.
Ginetta F400. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1ETmKXI)
Ginetta G60. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Qh6a83)
In March 2010, Ginetta acquired the Somerset, a Farbio-based sports car manufacturer, and re-badged the Farbio GTS cars as Ginetta F400. In March 2011, Ginetta G55 launched, that built for the GT3 class rules and running in the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup. In October 2011 Ginetta G60 launched, a two-door mid-engined sports car developed from the F400 and supported by the 3.7-liter V6 Ford engine-sourced. With a weight of only around 2,400 kilograms and priced at US. $106,300.
As reported by Insideline on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, the G60's engine which mated with a six-speed Ford manual gearbox through the rear-wheel drive, Ginetta claiming their flagship G60 could accelerates from zero to 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds, with a top speed of 165 mph. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GINETTA | GINETTA CARS]
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