Ginetta G60-LT-P1 undertakes successful first test

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Ginetta has reported a successful first ‘roll-out’ test of its all-new G60-LT-P1 LMP 1 competition car, ahead of the UK brand’s move up to the top-flight of endurance racing.

The all-new car is built around a carbon-fiber and aluminium honeycomb monocoque chassis, which has been designed with input from several highly-regarded names in motorsport including Adrian Reynard. Powering the car is Mecachrome’s V634P1 95° V6 turbocharged engine, which develops in excess of 650bhp and 650Nm.

The LMP 1 machine undertook several high speed straight line runs at Leeds East Airport, Church Fenton, North Yorkshire with Ginetta factory driver Mike Simpson at the wheel. The closed test saw Ginetta’s design, test and development teams in attendance together with representatives of the first customer team, TRS Manor.

“It was a proud moment for all of us, seeing the G60-LT-P1 powering up and down the runway,” explained Ginetta technical director Ewan Baldry. “We are delighted that the car’s first run went without any problems, the systems performed perfectly and we can now move on to the next stage, fine-tuning the package in an intensive test programme as we develop the G60-LT-P1.

“The reception for the car at its launch was phenomenal, and with testing now underway interest in the car, its performance and potential is only going to increase.  We’re very excited by what lies ahead for our customers.”

The first customer car will be entered by TRS Manor in the full 2018/ 2019 FIA World Endurance Championship including the Le Mans 24 Hours in both 2018 and 2019.

Click here for a video of the G60-LT-P1 in action.

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