For Ginetta’s return to the road is fast, fun and engaging. The Ginetta G40 is a worthy alternative to a Caterham 7 for track-focused buyers.
Against Refinement is virtually non-existent, the fit and finish are poor and there are no creature comforts to speak of. There are no safety aids, either, and the G40R isn’t exactly cheap.
If you’re buying primarily with road driving in mind, look elsewhere. If you plan to spend a fair few weekends at the track, the Ginetta G40R is worth a test drive.
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The Ginetta G40R is a small, stripped-out two-seater that’s designed for track day enthusiasts. The idea is they can drive to the track at weekends, give the Ginetta a good workout and then drive home again.
In character, the G40R is somewhere between a Caterham 7 and a Lotus Elise. It doesn’t feel as lightweight or flimsy as the Caterham, but it certainly isn’t comfortable or well finished as the Lotus. It’s certainly no everyday vehicle.
There’s only one version of the G40R, although you can opt for a power upgrade, a five-point harness, air-conditioning and a range of interior trim options.