Earlier this year Ginetta unveiled the G40 sports car, and today the company unveiled the first details on the new G55 sports car that will also be used for the 2011 GT season.

The new Ginetta G55 is powered by a 3.7 liter Ford engine that delivers an impressive 370 HP. Next to this impressive engine, the G55 also gets a Hewland gearbox, cool air induction kit, up-rated front and rear brakes, new exhaust system and stunning new bodywork with improved aerodynamics. Next to the G55, Ginetta is also offering a G50 version powered by a 3.5 liter Ford engine that only develops 300 HP.

"The G50 has dominated GT4 since its launch 2 years ago and proved itself as a real stepping stone into the GT4 arena. By introducing the G55 into the new Ginetta GT Supercup, I want to broaden Ginetta’s offering to all drivers expanding our career ladder even further and highlight a real route into GT3 - whilst still providing an affordable way to enjoy top level racing."

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Dual-class G55 and G50 series set to create GT feeder championship

Ginetta today announces exciting new plans to shake up the BTCC-supporting series, previously known as the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup - unveiling the new Michelin sponsored Ginetta GT Supercup in which both the G50 and its highly-anticipated sister car the G55 will be eligible to compete.

The radical move from Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson, is set to emulate the class structure in other worldwide GT championships such as the Le Mans Series, ALMS and British GT and competitors will benefit from having a separate points system and podiums.

First details on the Ginetta G55 sports car Exterior
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The launch of the Ginetta G55, which Tomlinson first alluded to in October, will be made at Autosport International on January 13th where exhibition-goers will be able to see for the first time the new 370bhp machine. The car will also boast a 3.7 litre Ford engine, Hewland gearbox, cool air induction kit, up-rated front and rear brakes, new exhaust system and stunning new bodywork with improved aerodynamics. Retail price has been set at £75,000.

Teams running the current Ginetta G50, which has won multiple GT4 championships worldwide, will be able to upgrade their existing car to the new G55 for £25,000 or take advantage of a new part-exchange system. The 2011 G50 will run at 300bhp with a 3.5 litre Ford engine, Hewland gearbox and cool air induction kit.

Entry fees for the new 2011 Ginetta GT Supercup will be:

  • £9,750 + VAT for a G50
  • £11,750 + VAT for the G55
First details on the Ginetta G55 sports car High Resolution Exterior
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Ginetta Boss, Tomlinson said of the new changes commented: "The G50 has dominated GT4 since its launch 2 years ago and proved itself as a real stepping stone into the GT4 arena. By introducing the G55 into the new Ginetta GT Supercup, I want to broaden Ginetta’s offering to all drivers expanding our career ladder even further and highlight a real route into GT3 - whilst still providing an affordable way to enjoy top level racing."

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7 comments:

  (407) posted on 04.13.2011

The given details garnered numerous comments, I’ve been analyzing the design and its speed. No wonder this is going to be one of the newest sporstcar this year.

  (592) posted on 02.21.2011

The operation is imperceptible, and it extends maximum articulation across the rear axle to 27 inches, 4 inches more than last year’s fixed-bar setup.

  (619) posted on 02.21.2011

Between the standard leather seats you can get a cooler box that’s effectively chilled by the air-conditioner. An overhead rear-seat DVD system, touchscreen navigation with a back-up camera and Bluetooth are also available.

  (515) posted on 12.1.2010

I’ve never heard of this outfit and while I feel the Italian name is a blatant branding rip-off, if these are well made, with nice interiors, I could see some real demand. In fact, slap a nice big turbo on it as as trim upgrade and I’m loving this car.

  (1211) posted on 11.30.2010

what a lovely rear diffusers. but where is the front lip? are they also installed a fron diffuser here?

  (808) posted on 11.26.2010

It looks more like a muscled Mazda RX-7 because of the shape of the ars and Side panels, but how about the engine?.

  (1023) posted on 11.25.2010

Seriously sooner or later this car needs facelift and that wing..removed that

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