Ginetta Takes Over Farbio Sports Cars

The sports car industry heated up these days, after the announcement of Ginetta's acquisition of British builder Farbio Sports Cars. As a result of the deal, all Farbio product will be rebadged Ginetta.

Together with all Farbio's assets, Ginetta got its hands on the Farbio GTS line, comprising the GTS350 and GTS400. The GTS400, called by the Sunday Times “one of the best cars this country has ever produced,” develops 410 bhp, being at the same time lighter than the Ford Fiesta. From now on, the car will be known as the Ginetta F400.

“I have been continually impressed by Farbio – Chris Marsh and his team have established a car which incorporates complex design with obvious beauty," Lawrence Tomlinson, Ginetta chairman said in a release.

"The acquisition by Ginetta will mean that we can further develop on the existing carbon fibre component facility which is housed at Bath whilst using Ginetta’s considerable motorsport credentials and inherently strong brand identity to propel a road car to international acclaim. I am very confident that bringing Farbio under the Ginetta marque will be an incredibly positive move.”

“The accomplishments that have been made by Ginetta have been fantastic. I have been following Lawrence’s achievements over the past years, having been at Le Mans for his first win in 2006 and am very much looking forward to working with him and his team to expand and develop the brand," Chris Marsh, Ginetta managing director added.
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