Export positive Sterling rate boosts appeal of Ginetta’s G57-P2

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Ginetta is extolling the virtues of its Ginetta G57-P2 amid a weakening pound. Capable of lapping the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit in 1m48.8s when running in G57-P2 unlimited specification, Ginetta is highlighting that the ‘already keenly priced’ is now reaping the benefits of export opportunities currently offered by sterling’s devaluation.

With sterling at its current exchange rate (£ / €1.10), Ginetta states that the G57-P2 now offers greater value when compared to the price of its competitors. In Euro terms, the car is now 13% cheaper, whilst in US Dollars it is 15% cheaper than the ‘pre-Brexit’ June 2016 pricing. Ginetta continues to state that the car also has significantly lower running costs than that of its competitors, with the recommended engine rebuild intervals of 15,000km, at a cost of GB£8,250 (US$10,128). 

“The G57-P2 is a phenomenal car to drive and it is the logical step up to P2,” explained Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson. “We’re looking at the cars coming from the continent and with the pound where it is, we’re thinking: our performance is as good, if not better, and our price was good even before, so now is the perfect time to concentrate on our export markets. Regardless of the exchange rate, the comparable running costs speak for themselves.”

Since the cars launch in early 2016, the cars have been sold around the world for recreational and competitive use, and are accepted onto the newly-formed support bill to the Creventic 24H Prototype Series. Eight Ginetta-G57-P2’s are already committed to the championship launch at the Dubai 24 Hours in January 2017.

Furthermore, Ginetta boss Lawrence Tomlinson currently leads the V de V Championship PFV class, which has seen the number of G57-P2 entries grow incrementally over the course of the season, with eight cars contesting the previous round at Magny Cours on 7 – 9 October.

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