It looks like a lot of fun.
If you want to get into amateur racing, there are numerous ways of doing so. If you're really flush with cash, you can start a customer racing team with the likes of BMW in its M4 GT4, but if you're not quite ready for such a big challenge, you may want to take a look at Ginetta and its G55 GTA academy car. It's powered by a Ford 3.7-liter Coyote V6, a lump that has been used in various trucks and SUVs, including the Ford F-150. Here, it produces 270 horsepower and 298 lb-ft of torque. This setup has been around for a while, but now it's available in America.
Ginetta is a classic British sports car manufacturer that's better known these days for creating sportscars for its one-make race series and the new car looks just as impressive as the brand's other offerings. It comes with a six-speed Quaife helical paddle-shift gearbox with auto-blip while 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber keep you glued to the tarmac.
A Motec LCS race dash helps you keep an eye on vitals while power steering and air-conditioning help you enjoy your time on the track. Naturally, bespoke race suspension and brakes are fitted too, and there's even a passenger seat and harness for you to bring an instructor along when you're learning the ropes.
Various options are available to be added to the purchase of your race car, including driver coaching, a winter driver development course in Europe, an air jack system, carbon panels, a race suit, and even a service to help you design your livery. According to the company's North American president, Mark Swain, customers will have access to "parts, service, and technical support."
Pricing for the car before any extras starts at $99,950, but that's a small price to pay to experience your dream of being a real racing driver. At least then you'll build up some skill and not end up like this unfortunate Ferrari driver.