Ginetta G20

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Ginetta G20

Close your eyes for a moment and try to visualise just what a traditional British sports car should look like. The chances are that something very similar to the new Ginetta G20 will have flashed across your sub-conscious. Now open them again and join us as we take the G20 out on the road for real. The first thing that strikes you about the car is its size, because it is shorter, narrower and lower than even the tiny Lotus Elise.

The shape, however, is unmistakably Ginetta. Having experimented unsuccessfully with more practical and less attractive road cars in the past, the small Sheffield-based manufacturer with a worldwide reputation has returned to its roots. With no roof, windows or even a windscreen, the G20’s purposeful curves and clean lines scream classic Sixties racer.

Jump in and the theme continues. The two-piece fibreglass bodywork curls around deep bucket seats, and despite the car’s size even tall drivers will find relative comfort. But there are precious few luxuries. An eye-catching centrally mounted instrument binnacle and the bare minimum of switchgear are clear and within easy reach. A leather-trimmed Mountney steering wheel and aluminium gearknob are the only other features in a cockpit more spartan than even a Caterham’s.

Engine Technical Data


Engine type – Number of cylinders : 1.8 Zetec 16V (man. 5)
Fuel type : Petrol
Engine size – Displacement – Engine capacity : 1796 cm3 / 109.2 cui
Maximum power – Output – Horsepower : 104.5 kW / 140 hp / 142 PS ( ECE )
Torque : 162 Nm / 119 lb-ft
Drive wheels – Traction – Drivetrain : RWD (rear-wheel drive)
Transmission Gearbox – Number of speeds :
Wheelbase : 2134 mm / 84 in
Length : 3690 mm / 145.3 in
Width : 1524 mm / 60 in
Height : 144 cm or 56.69 inches
Curb weight 660 kg / 1455 lbs
Fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 9 l/100km / 31.3 mpg (imp.) / 26.1 mpg (U.S.) / 11.1 km/l
Top Speed :203 km/h or 126 Mph
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) :6.7 s