British car manufacturer Ginetta has announced it will stage the debut of its new prototype racing car during the 2016 Autosport International.

British car manufacturer Ginetta has announced it will stage the debut of its new prototype racecar during the 2016 Autosport International.

Dubbed the G57, the concept sits on a carbon fiber monocoque chassis with a carbon crash box and FIA-approved steel rollcage. Power will be provided by a Chevrolet-sourced LS3 6.3-liter V8 engine, pushing out 580 hp (427 kW). The unit will be mated to a six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox from Xtrac.

The G57 features a Le Mans-inspired body with “an unrestricted aerodynamic package to help achieve the quickest laptimes for this class of car.” The new model won’t be used exclusively for local motorsport events, as the public launch also marks the start of Ginetta’s “intention to increase exports of its model range”.

“Myself and Ginetta are delighted to be launching the G57 at Autosport International this January, the show represents the ideal place to introduce our latest model to the public and celebrate the continued success of the Ginetta Motorsport Ladder,” Lawrence Tomlinson, chairman of Ginetta, commented. “If you want to try a Ginetta, we’re also going to be entertaining fans with Ginetta Thrill Rides at the ever-popular Adrenaline Zone so don’t miss out!”

The new prototype racer will receive its full public debut between 14 and 17 January with an official press conference scheduled for January 14.

Source: Ginetta

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