A Historical Celebration of Road Sports Cars That Took To The Tracks...
Raced in British GT 2011 -
Engine : 3700cc FORD DURATEC V6 Cylinders
Power : 380 BHP in Cup tune
Numbers Built :
Debuted in the British GT series in 2011 but
this time in the top class , GT3. Averaged 3 cars per race and the Century
Motorsports car recorded the best finish with a 3rd at Rockingham.
The G55 Cup one-make series supported the 2011 British Touring Car race package
Raced in British , European and world GT/Sports
event of the 1960s
Engine : 4 Cylinder Ford 997cc / 1498cc
Numbers Built : approx 390 ( 1961-68 )
First internationaly competitive Ginetta , raced
usually as in Sports or Prototype class but in fact
nearly 400 units were sold. This agile handling ,
space-frame 2-seater was sold in kit-form with
Works car ran at Sebring 1965 and J.H.Blades
car at Nurburgring 1000 in`66. Later G4s were
formidable UK Modsport racers.
Thats far from the end of the G4 story though as Auto Express Magazine road tested the revival G4.
Now with Ford Zetec 1.8 power the little coupe had become a cult hit in Japan with some 200 units exported as Japan embraced a trend for retro British styling. A 0-60 time of only 5.5 seconds from the 158 bhp car and `you sit just four inches from the road increases the sense of speed`made for an entertaining experience like most Ginettas in fact.
Raced in British Prodsport races of the 1970s
Engine : 4 Cylinder Hillman Imp 875cc
Power : 55 [email protected] in standard Imp form
Numbers Built : approx 796 ( 1967-74 )
Commercially succesful kit-car with nearly 800
units sold. Imp engine ahead of the back-axle
gave good handling.
No international races but G15s twice won the
BRSCC Production Sports title David Beams in
1977 and Alison Davies in 1979.Autosports 1976
`Production Cars in Competition` supplement wrote
`Fortunatly enough were made to get it included
in Prodsports...the main car to contest the series
is David Beams whose engine is prepared by well
known Imp tuners Greetham , and on tight circuits
Beams has little disadvantage on the class leading
Morgans and TVRs although on longer circuits that
power disadvantage tells fairly drastically.The
handling is excellent with the rear mounted engine
and presents few problems`
GINETTA G20 / G20 GTR
Raced in British GT Championship 2006 + 2007
Ginetta Junior Championship 2003-09
Engine : 1800cc Ford Zetec 4 Cylinders
The origional G20 , a mid-engined car , was
scrapped before production back in the 70s.So confusingly the G20 made it to the tracks
for the 2006/07 British GTs when Richmond
Racing ran one of the classically-styled coupes
for Nick Marsh and Richard Hollebon in the
Cup class ( GTC ).
The G20 was the car used n Ginettas Junior
one-make Championship which started in 2003 , in open
versions ( pictured left ).
Raced in Britcar Championship 2006 + 2007
Ginetta Junior Championship 2010-
Engine : 1800cc FORD Zetec 4 Cylinders
The G40 replaed the G20 in the one-make
Junior Championship series for 2010.
A few also ran in the Britcar series and a
works-backed car showed its durability by
winning its class in the Silverstone 24 hours in
GINETTA G50 ( GT4 )
Raced in Brit GT Championship 2008-11 ,Euro
G4 ( 2009-11 ) ,Britcar , Belcar , Spanish GT,
Italian GT , Brazilian GT , Dutch GT , etc
Engine : 3500cc FORD DURATEC V6 Cylinders
Power : 300 BHP in Cup tune
Since its debut in Sep 2007 the G50 has been
Ginettas most commercially succesful racer in
this GT4 guise. Six cars in its first full year in
Brit GT , recording several class wins in next 4
The G50 Cup one-make series supported the Brit GT
series in 2008 , BTCC in 2009, 2010.