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Priced at £68,000, Tomlinson has smartly
pitched it at customers who might otherwise
buy the higher priced luxury sports car staple the
Porsche 911. So far the critics seem to think the
performance – 0-60 in 4.9 seconds, 165mph top
speed and 310bhp – justifes the price tag. Good
reviews haven’t quite assuaged Tomlinson’s anxiety
over his new baby though.Tere is one more hurdle
yet to face: the full scrutiny of Top Gear. Tomlinson
admits he’s not looking forward to trial by Clarkson,
but this trepidation is out of keeping with his general
outlook. From his position behind the wheel, he sees
nothing but clear road ahead, not just for Ginetta,
but for all his various Garforth-based businesses.
“Business is challenging, but it’s rewarding
if you get it right,” he says. “We need to knuckle
down and just deliver and sell more of our products
abroad which is what we’re doing. We’re exporting
cars to Japan, Australia, Brazil and Italy. And when
people come here to Garforth, they’re usually quite
surprised by the facilities we have – how good and
clean and how advanced we are. “Te business is
doing really well. Quite simply, we’re loving it.”
LAWRENCE
TOMLINSON
AGE:
47
HOME:
Harrogate, where he’s lived for 14 years.
CHILDREN:
Four.
GOLF CLUB:
Ilkley.
OTHERHOBBIES:
Motor racing, kite boarding,
water skiing, wake boarding, pheasant shooting.
FAVOURITE LOCAL RESTAURANTS:
General
Tarleton, Ferrensby; Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey.
You can fnd out more about Lawrence Tomlinson
and Ginetta by visiting
www.ginetta.com
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