Ginetta G57 P2

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Ginetta G57 P2
Ginetta G57 Spa.jpg
Category Prototype/track day
Constructor Ginetta Cars
Technical specifications
Chassis carbon fiber monocoque
Engine Chevrolet LS3 6,200 cc (378.3 cu in) V8 mid-engined
Transmission Xtrac six-speed transaxle
Weight 900 kg (1,984.2 lb)
Brakes Alcon Monoblock
Tyres Michelin
Competition history

The Ginetta G57 P2 is a sports prototype developed by British car constructor Ginetta Cars. The car made its race track debut in 2016.

History[edit]

Ginetta Cars revamped its sports prototype production with the acquisition of Juno Racing Cars in 2014. For 2015 Ginetta-Juno the brand launched the LMP Track Car.[1] After launching the Ginetta-Juno LMP3, the company launched the G57 P2. This sports prototype was fitted with a more powerful Chevrolet LS3 engine. Also the G57 P2 has 30% more downforce that its LMP3 relative.[2] The official launch was at the Autosport International show in January 2016.[3]

The G57 P2 made its racing debut at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in the V de V Endurance Series. Four cars entered the race, all four finished. The best placed G57 P2 finished in third place overall, with Ginetta director Lawrence Tomlinson sharing a drive with Mike Simpson.[4] At the end of the racing season the G57 P2 raced in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Bryan Herta, Colton Herta and Ryan Carpenter placed the prototype in third place overall.[5] Starting in 2017 the G57 P2 was given a separate class in the 24H Proto Series.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Ginetta-Juno LMP Track Car". TopSpeed. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ginetta uprates its LMP3 design to create new G57 sportscar". Autosport. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "GINETTA G57 UNVEILED TODAY AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL". Ginetta. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "All 2016 Results" (PDF). V de V. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Flying Lizard Audi Wins NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance". NASA Pro Racing. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seven Ginetta G57s Set For 24H Proto Series". dailysportscar.com. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 

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