The Ginetta G57-P2 continues to lead the way in the prototype market. Capable of lapping the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit in 1m48.8s when running in G57-P2 unlimited specification, there is little doubt that like-for-like performance with its competitor prototype models demonstrates the level of ‘bang for your buck’ the G57-P2 offers you.
Already keenly priced for its comparable performance to other leading prototype models, British race car manufacturer Ginetta is reaping the benefits of export opportunities currently offered by sterling’s devaluation with their G57-P2 car.
Ginetta has always prided itself on being a British car builder with a heritage dating back to 1958 and has long-stated commitment to sourcing from the UK as far as possible. As import prices increase as a result of the Brexit vote, Ginetta is well-placed to take advantage of the export conditions and its local supply chain.
With sterling at its current exchange rate (£ / € 1.10), the G57-P2 offers great value when compared to the price of its competitors. In Euro terms, the car is now 13% cheaper, whilst in US Dollars it is 15% cheaper than in June 2016 (pre Brexit). Furthermore, at just £191,000 (excl. VAT) the car has significantly lower running costs than that of its competitors, the recommended engine rebuild interval is an impressive 15,000km, at a cost of £8,250.
Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson commented: “The G57-P2 is a phenomenal car to drive and it is the logical step up to P2. We’re looking at the cars coming from the continent and with the pound where it is, we’re thinking: our performance is as good, if not better, and our price was good even before, so now is the perfect time to concentrate on our export markets. Regardless of the exchange rate, the comparable running costs speak for themselves.”
Since the cars launch at Autosport International in early 2016, the cars have been sold around the world for recreational as well as competitive use and are accepted onto the newly-formed support bill to the Creventic 24 Hour Prototype Series. Eight Ginetta-G57-P2’s are already committed to the championship launch at the Dubai 24 Hours in January 2017.
Furthermore, Ginetta boss Lawrence Tomlinson currently leads the V de V Championship PFV class, which has seen the number of G57-P2 entries grow incrementally over the course of the season, with eight cars contesting the previous round at Magny Cours on 7 – 9 October.