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Surprise! Ginetta Is Building A 600-HP Supercar

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Expect it to debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March.

British carmaker Ginetta is known for its lightweight, powerful road-going sports cars such as the G60, production-based racecars such as the G55 GT4, and competition cars that compete in the highest level of prototype racing. But the company has never built a supercar for the road – until now.

Ginetta has announced it's developing a new Aston Martin-rivalling supercar with a "race-derived" naturally aspirated V8 engine generating over 600 hp. The British supercar will be designed and built in-house at the company's factory in Leeds, UK, and will feature a carbon fiber tub chassis, full carbon fiber body, a sequential gearbox, and a racy aerodynamic package.

"We've come a long way in 60 years but we still believe Ginetta has great untapped potential," said Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson. "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."

A shadowy teaser image gives us a first look at Ginetta's unnamed supercar, which appears to adopt a similar shape to the G55 racer, albeit with a much more aggressive aero package. "The new supercar utilizes this leading race technology and precision engineering to create a true driver's car. This is not another supercar from a car company: this is a supercar from a top-tier motorsport manufacturer," Ginetta teased in a statement.

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Full details will be revealed soon according to Ginetta. The company will be attending the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March, so it seems likely the supercar will make its world debut at the show now that the teaser campaign has started. With Lotus also rumored to be working on a new hypercar with Williams Advanced Engineering and TVR reviving the Griffith, we're seeing a resurgence of British-built supercars and sports cars right now.