Ginetta launches G57 to global Prototype market

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Ginetta has announced a new model, spun-off its LMP3 program. With a class first and second in the inaugural European Le Mans Series driver and teams championship, Ginetta have been the dominant force throughout the inaugural LMP3 season, taking a clean sweep of class victories.

The G57 has been designed to increase the brand’s export figures, which already represents circa 50% of all Ginetta sales. The Ginetta G57 is a cost-effective prototype, which is eligible for sports car competition across the globe.

With a view to compliment the already established Ginetta formulae, which include four single-make championships, a number of franchised European series in Italy and Sweden, plus the large open-regulation championships of North America.

The car is powered by Chevrolet’s proven LS3 engine putting out 580bhp, paired with an unrestricted aerodynamic package.

“European Le Mans Series provided the perfect platform to further introduce the Ginetta brand to the European marketplace, and we worked closely with the ACO to ensure both the car and the series was a success,” explained Lawrence Tomlinson, chairman of Ginetta. “As a business, we must now continue towards our goal of increasing export, which inevitably means creating a new, and significantly faster, car which is eligible for competition on a number of different global platforms.”

The Ginetta Prototype has already been accepted for competition in VdeV and various open sports car championships. Team LNT also claimed a win and a second place in the previous two VdeV events.

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