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Ginetta Is Building A Supercar With A 600bhp N/A V8

British racing car builder Ginetta has teased a new supercar which will be built around a carbon tub

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Amidst turbocharger domination in the supercar world, 2019 will - believe it or not - bring with it an all-new naturally-aspirated supercar. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it won’t come from a major player like Ferrari or Porsche: nope, it’ll be the work of British company Ginetta.

The Leeds-based firm - known for producing racing cars for multiple categories - will be dipping its toe into the market with the machine you see in these two teasers, with the full reveal happening within the next few months.

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Technical details are currently few and far between, but Ginetta is promising a carbon fibre tub-based car powered by a “race-derived” naturally-aspirated alloy V8 “designed and packaged in-house”. Like the 6.2-litre engine used in the G58 track car (below), we suspect it’ll be derived from an existing unit like a General Motors LS V8.

It’ll belt out over 600bhp, and send its power through a sequential gearbox. It’ll have a motorsport-like aero package, and…that’s all we know for now.

The G58 features a Ginetta-overhauled 6.2-litre N/A V8 with GM LS origins - we may see something similar with the new supercar
The G58 features a Ginetta-overhauled 6.2-litre N/A V8 with GM LS origins - we may see something similar with the new supercar

Speaking about the news, Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson said:

“We’ve come a long way in 60 years but we still believe Ginetta has great untapped potential. In the 1960s our G10 was a giant killer on and off the track, regularly beating Jaguar E-Types. Sixty years on, we’re again applying knowledge and technology from our racing programmes to build an uncompromised yet utterly capable road-going supercar.”