Ginetta-Juno Might be the Next Great Track Day Machine
After Ginetta purchased Juno Racing Cars and announced a new car for the cost-capped LMP3 series earlier this year, the British carmaker has now introduced the Ginetta-Juno LMP Track Car. The company has dubbed it an interim race car for owners seeking a high-spec track car suitable for competition. It will also do this "at a fraction of the cost of their racing rivals." The car, which looks very much like a Le Mans prototype, actually shares 75% of its parts (including an the LMP3-homologated monocoque chassis) with the full-fledged LMP3 car. Its Nissan-sourced V8 will come with power options ranging from 400 to 570 horsepower. RELATED: See Jaw Dropper Photos of the 2012 Ginetta G60
The Ginetta-Juno Track Car seats two adults and is eligible for the Malaysian Super Series, Open Sports Car Series, Dutch SuperCar Challenge and the Britcar Endurance Championship.
While it is an ideal car for entry-level sports car racing, it is also promoted as the ultimate track day car. With its engine tuned to its full 570 horsepower potential, its power figures are even comparable with some LMP2 cars.
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Ginetta has offered the first 15 of these wild machines at the relatively incredible bargain price of $158,000, and has already sold a few to customers in the UK, Germany and Taiwan. These first customers will get to participate in pre-production testing in January as well as in five exclusive track days during 2015.
How competitive this entry level racer will be remains to be seen, but it's easy to believe Ginetta boss Lawrence Tomlinson when he says that the Ginetta-Juno Track Car will be "an unbelievably fast and exciting car to drive."
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