Yorkshire race car manufacturer unveils 580bhp flagship

YORKSHIRE-based racing car creator Ginetta has unveiled its production-ready G57 prototype racer following its success in the inaugural European Le Mans Series.

Ginetta took a class first and second in the series’ driver and teams championships, proving to be the dominant force throughout the inaugural LMP3 season as it took a clean sweep of class victories.

With their position as a rising star in sports prototypes cemented, the manufacturer will now switch their attentions to the ongoing development of the new-for-2016 Ginetta G57.

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Ewan Baldry, Ginetta Technical Director added: “We've had a great season with ELMS, but Team LNT had only ever planned to contest one full season. 

“For 2016, we will continue to support our customers who remain within the series, but as a manufacturer, our attentions now turn to the Ginetta G57."

Designed to increase export of the British brand — which already stands at more than 50 per cent of sales — the G57 aims to offer others the chance of cost-effective prototype racing. 

Featuring a 580bhp Chevrolet LS3 engine, the G57 aims to offer a robust drivetrain packaged within an unrestricted aerodynamic package.

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Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman of Garforth-based Ginetta, said: “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. 

“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.”

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