British Lightweigh, Ultra Rare Ginetta G12 takes on the Italian Hills
This is Massimo Guerra´s latest Hillclimb Weapon , the incredibly rare (only around 50 were built between 1966 and 1968) Ginetta G12 in 1600cc Twin Carburettor Spec. Raced in Cividale Castelmonte and almost winning the Historic portion of the event (only mechanical problems on the last runs prevented him from taking victory) this machine benefits from its mid-engined layout coupled with its very low weight of 580Kg thanks to its multi-tubular space frame clothed in a lightweight fiberglass body.
It is powered by a Lotus twin-cam 1600cc engine breathing through twin Weber carburetors with the engine mated to a Hewland 5-speed transaxle sending the power to the rear wheels. In the front, the suspension was comprised of double wishbones with coil over shocks. The rear had double radius arms, upper transverse links, coil-over shocks, and lower wishbones. Girling disc brakes could be found on all four corners.
A piece of British Racing History and ingenuity that thankfully we can still see today being properly driven on the Italian Hills thanks to Mr. Guerra. If you want to check some of the machinery that it went against and the kind of roads it faced, nothing better than watching this compilation of the event:
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