• Oct 7, 2011
Many elements typically lead up to the launch of a new car – or a new version of an existing one – and the gestation of this latest supercar has played out before our eyes over the course of the past year or so.

What you're looking at is the new Ginetta G60, but if it looks familiar, there's a good reason for that. The British racing firm and sportscar manufacturer acquired Farbio – the firm started by Arash Farboud who later established Arash sportscars in its place – back in March 2010. Then within the past week, Ginetta teased the arrival of a new model. Initially dubbed the GXX, the G60 has now been revealed as the product of the acquisition and Ginetta's tinkering with what was known as the Farbio GTS since.

Based on the GTS, the Ginetta G60 packs a 3.7-liter V6 sourced from the Ford Mustang, mounted amidship and driving 310 horsepower to the rear wheels through a six-speed transmission and limited-slip differential. That's about the extent of the wizardry employed in the G60, however, which does away with such assists as power steering, anti-lock brakes and any electronic nannies for a purist's driving experience.

Ginetta says its latest toy is capable of running to 60 in less than four seconds and topping out over 165 mph, but only 50 examples will be offered at £68,000 – equivalent to $105k at today's exchange rates.


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      fake
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is what I dont understand. You can build a car to look any way you want and then it looks like a mix of old super cars. hundreds of talented car designers out there that would give their designs away for free if someone builds them and we end up with this. not an ugly car but so unimaginative.
      RJC
      • 3 Years Ago
      Simple and light, and a giant killer by the means of the laws of physics. THIS is what a sports car should be.
      EB110Americana
      • 3 Years Ago
      Geez, that thing must be insanely light to hit 60mph in under 4 seconds with only 310hp.
      soundbargaming
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ditch the Mustang sourced V6 and drop in a powerful AC induction motor.
        onewayroll
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        do you enjoy your mom's vibrator that much?
        Jason Allen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        Only if they get it all from Tesla, the only proven tech so far. Nissan might soon prove to be reliable too. But it's too soon to say you wanna build a supercar with it's tech. They probably don't have enough cash to get Teslas attention right now.
          Z33
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jason Allen
          Is that supposed to be a joke? It's a car. A real car. Not a Prius... Maybe you didn't see the Top Gear where they tested the Tesla. It's a "Supercar: Redefined". Tesla's own R&D department calculated that the energy would be depleted in 55 miles of hard track driving, then you can go wait for hours while it recharges. Not to mention the governed speed of 125MPH. Last time I checked a Volkswagen Rabbit can best that. That's pitiful for a "Supercar: Redefined". Until there is a suitable, widely available replacement for gas, don't bother putting anything else in a supercar.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        You HAVE to be related to Dan Hendrickson. Either that, or you really are him under a different name.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        Ditch the Mustang sourced V6 and drop in a powerful Mustang sourced 5.0L V8, prefferably a high revving Boss one. No need to ruin it with an electric powertrain. AC induction motors are great, but does every sports car need to have an electric toothbrush engine?
      mike m
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a truncated version of Noble M600.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mike m
        It's the other way around... The M600 looks like this. The Farboud GTS has been around a lot longer than the M600.
      Nathan Loiselle
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a bland car. Simply bland on every level.
        RJC
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nathan Loiselle
        Bland response. A simply bland response on every level.
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Odd choose for motor, I would have gone with the Nissan 3.7 V6 VG37
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @KAG
        Then you would have chosen the wrong engine. The VQ37 really isn't that great of an engine. Plus, with the constant cooling issues the VQ37 has been having, throwing it in the middle of a car would only make the cooling issues worse.
      Michael
      • 3 Years Ago
      This looks scarily similar to the Noble M600. Look up the M600 and compare the two; this is almost "ripoff" worthy.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Michael
        The Farboud GTS has been around a lot longer than the M600... Research is your friend.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Michael
        Oh I expect nothing less from someone who was just proven wrong lol.
      peter
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks similar to Korea's Spirra http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/18/koreas-spirra-supercar-is-ready-to-hit-the-road-and-track/
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @peter
        Again, other way around. The Spirra redesign was done AFTER the Farbio GTS came along.
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