12 March, 2019 | The Ginetta supercar just made its world debut at the Geneva International Motorshow where company chairman, Lawrence Tomlinson confirmed the name, pricing and further ownership details of its all-new supercar.
The combination of aerodynamically optimised design and potent performance found in the new supercar required a fitting name, and given the car’s formidable presence, Akula was chosen.
It’s the Russian word for ‘shark’, as well as a term for nuclear-powered attack submarines – the predatory character of both subjects lent themselves well to Ginetta’s creation. Finished in Typhoon Black, the Akula captivated the crowd in Geneva with its menacing appearance.
“The concept behind the Akula was to build something truly individual, something that other brands cannot do due to corporate constraints. Designed to cut through the air like a shark through water, the car unquestionably means business, and I’m proud to be manufacturing a car of such significance,” commented Tomlinson.
The G58 is the closest thing to strapping into an endurance racer that non-professional drivers are likely to achieve. The G58 is powered by a 575bhp V8 power plant, weighs about 940 kilograms and showcases some of the race-derived technology utilised in the Akula to whole new levels.
A true limited-edition vehicle, there will only be 20 units made in 2020, with 60% of this allocation already sold before the car was publicly unveiled. This exclusive ownership experience will be an induction into the Ginetta family for Akula owners and the start of a supercar ownership experience like no other.
For more details visit Ginetta’s website.
View more cars from the 89th Geneva International Motor Show here.