New Ginetta Akula Supercar Reaches 200MPH, Costs $446,000

Ginetta has just unveiled its brand new Akula supercar at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, dressing it in ‘Typhoon Black’, as opposed to the model showcased in the official release from last week.

The name Akula was chosen because it means ‘shark’ in Russian. It’s also the term used for a class of nuclear-powered attack submarines in Russia, which is fitting for a vehicle whose 6.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 is said to produce over 600 HP and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque.

Power is transfered to the rear wheels through a Ginetta-developed  6-speed sequential paddle-shift unit. It tips the scales at 1,150kg (2,535 pounds) and can reach 200mph (320km/h).

It’ll cost you a pretty penny

Pricing kicks off at £340,000 OTR in the UK, which is roughly $446,000. Despite the hefty tag, 60% of the 20 available units have already been sold.

“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 in the UK,” said company chairman Lawrence Tomlinson.

As if buying such an exclusive supercar wasn’t fun enough, all Akula owners will also be given a full introduction to the Ginetta brand through a customer experience day. They’ll also get to drive the G58 race car on the track, which is said to be the closest thing to an endurance racer. The G58 is powered by a 575 HP V8 unit and weighs just 940 kg (2,072 lbs).

“We’re a small company but we pack a punch, and our customers should be the ones who truly benefit from that. We compete with other manufacturers on the race track, but with our supercar we’re offering something different and aimed at those who want a true connection with the brand that built their car. Whether it be taking to the track in a G58 or making your bespoke specification choices with us at the factory, Akula owners will be truly involved in all things Ginetta,” concluded Tomlinson.

more photos...
  • kachuks

    I like the wheels.

  • exeptor

    The car is fine – I believe that it will be fantastic on track and probably on some roads, but the price is too high. If I put it next to Dallara Stradale which has the same “spirit” – same type of company, track-focused, etc, and compare prices the inevitable difference of $200,000 is just painful. Plus Stradale is subjectively (but very close to objectively) more eye catching :).

  • Agus Hillairet

    The rear looks a bit dated to me…🤷‍♂️

    • 59soni

      Totally. It’s those taillights they chose.


    • SteersUright

      haha, well said. In fact, given its performance stats and questionable looks, this car really will be nothing more than a “tool” for the track for the most hardcore and wealthy driving fans.

  • I’m fine with my Ferrari superfast.

  • SteersUright

    I want to love this thing, performance stats seem stunning. But, then I get to the side profile with those weird upswept window and its just so damn goofy and cheap looking. What a major oversight on such a special car.

Faraday Future’s Troubled Founder Files For Bankruptcy In The U.S.

Jia Yueting needs to repay more than $3.6 billion to over 100 creditors following the collapse of LeEco.

2021 Genesis GV70 Compact Luxury SUV Shows Production Body For The First Time

The Genesis GV70 will go up against the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC and the like.

Ford Recalls 2019 Rangers Over HVAC Fire Risk

This is the second recall to impact 2019 model year Ford Rangers in the U.S.

Musk Says Tesla Pickup Will Be Like A Futuristic “Armored Personnel Carrier”

The Tesla pickup truck is shaping up to be unlike any other truck on the market.

2021 Hyundai Tucson Drops Heavy Camo To Reveal Sporty Body

The all-new Hyundai Tucson will feature a more raked roofline and coupe-like window line.

Volkswagen Delays Final Decision On New Turkish Car Factory Over Syria Invasion

VW is postponing their decision as criticism grows over Turkey’s ongoing military operation in Syria.

2020 Ford Transit Custom Nugget Launched With New Engine, Onboard Wi-Fi Modem

The latest Ford camper van has gained an 182 HP variant of its 2.0-liter diesel engine and has just been launched in the UK, where it starts at £56,273.

This Is It: 2020 VW Golf Revealed Ahead Of Schedule, What Do You Think?

These photos of a 2020 VW Golf look like the real deal and likely show an entry-level version.

Renault’s Sharpening Up Its Electric Game, Zero-Emissions Twingo Comes Into Play

The electric Twingo, which will use a rear-mounted motor, could launch as early as next year and is one of eight EVs Renault plans to have in its fleet by 2022.

Toyota Copen GR Sport Is A New Tiny Convertible Sports Car For Japan

Made by Daihatsu but marketed as a Toyota, the Copen GR Sport will launch next month priced at nearly $22,000.