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

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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WFC Holden 1 December 2010

Re: Ginetta's new 370bhp G55

thebaldgit wrote:
Yes...lets cut Ginetta some slack

Er, I think I was being ironic

thebaldgit 30 November 2010

Re: Ginetta's new 370bhp G55

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.

WFC Holden 30 November 2010

Re: Ginetta's new 370bhp G55

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.