British manufacturer Ginetta has unveiled its latest model, the 2024 G56 GT4 Evo. Set to make its race debut next year, this evolution of the original G56 GT4 aims to maintain its strong presence in global GT motorsport series.
The 2024 G56 GT4 Evo introduces a comprehensive evolution package, incorporating significant enhancements to key areas to elevate the car’s on-track performance. Homologated for GT series and endurance racing worldwide, this model focuses on improvements in cooling and on-track performance gains, addressing issues such as tire heat and degradation.
The enhancements include adjustments to the suspension, roll development, a higher platform height, and larger wheels and tires on both axles – modifications that aim to provide a more balanced and competitive race car over extended stints. A crucial aspect of the upgrade is the redesigned hood and cooling system, which plays a pivotal role in maintaining optimal temperatures in both the engine area and cockpit.
Mike Simpson, Ginetta’s director of motorsport, explained, “The 2024 G56 GT4 Evo is an improvement in every possible area. The evolution is the result of listening to customer feedback and developing what we believe is the best GT4 car on the market.
“We have strived for greater top speeds within the balance of performance management, adding weight lower down in the chassis gives us some wins in safety and torsional stiffness. The increased weight and higher ride height of the 2024 Evo has allowed more emphasis on the straight-line capability of the Ginetta making it a very competitive car for the gentlemen and professional drivers.”
Notable changes to the aerodynamic profile, such as a redesigned hood and alterations to the rear wing, contribute to overall gains in aerodynamic efficiency. Significant changes to the cooling package around the engine and cockpit, along with improved air-conditioning, aim to reduce cockpit temperatures for the comfort of the drivers.
The G56 GT4 Evo’s first year of competition will feature a production run of 20 cars, with half already reserved by existing customers. To ensure readiness for the competition, extensive testing was conducted at various locations, including Blyton Park, Silverstone, Donington Park, and a recent victory in the 4-hour Ultimate Cup race at Magny-Cours in France. Evo components will undergo further testing in the Creventic Middle East Cup to guarantee performance and reliability for 2024 GT4 customers.