G50-based G55 gets more muscular styling and a 370bhp 3.7-litre Ford engine
30 November 2010

Ginetta will reveal its fastest, most-powerful GT race car yet with the launch of this new G55 at the Autosport International in January.

Pictured here in these official renderings, the G55 will offer GT3-levels of performance and will be a sister car to the successful GT4-spec G50. Both will compete alongside each other in 2011 in the new Ginetta GT Supercup, a support race series to the revitalised BTCC.

Based on the G50, G55’s boasts over that car include a 370bhp 3.7-litre Ford engine, a Hewland gearbox, a cool air induction kit, up-rated front and rear brakes, a new exhaust system and more muscular bodywork offering improved aerodynamic efficiency.

The Ginetta G55 will cost £75,000, while G50 owners can upgrade their cars for £25,000 or take advantage of the British sports car maker’s part-exchange programme.

The 2011 Ginetta GT Supercup, that costs £9750 plus VAT for a G50 and £11,750 plus VAT for a G55, has been set up to offer a class structure that will bring the series in line with most other GT championships across the world.

Ginetta boss Lawrence Tomlinson said the G55 highlighted “a real route into GT3 to all drivers while still providing an affordable way to enjoy top-level racing”.

Its debut at Birmingham’s Autosport International will be on 13 January.

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30 November 2010

What an incredibly unresolved design. 75k just to be different? No thanks. Oh and Ford want the side profile back - they need it for the Mustang

30 November 2010

I would love a chance to redraw the front. So many clashing lines, such a mess. Sometimes less is more... There are so many grooves, lines and scoops that it looks almost like Mercedes have been involved at some point. The lower half of the front is as big a mess as I've seen on a car in years. This could actually look quite cool if they took the two vertical pillars out of the grille, made it a bit wider and narrower and got rid if the air intake below it. The 3 fins on the side also add useless complication. get rid of them and maybe just use some mesh to cover the gap.

30 November 2010

Whoa - hold your horses! All forms of civilised life demand rules which we all agree to follow and you chaps seem to have forgotten the one which says all crazily expensive, stylistically compromised and limited production supercars which appear in Autocar are to be given a gentle ride and not judged by those perfectly reasonable standards which are otherwise routinely applied in all cases. The Ginetta is small and British and fast and most of us may never see one - so that means lay off.

30 November 2010

Yes this is not the most attractive or original design but lets cut Ginetta some slack, there are still building some exciting cars which is more than can be said for quite a few small Brit manufacturers.

1 December 2010

[quote thebaldgit]Yes...lets cut Ginetta some slack[/quote]

Er, I think I was being ironic

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