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Ginetta Unveils G60-LT-P1 LMP1 Contender

Ginetta takes wraps off G60-LT-P1 LMP1 contender at Autosport International…

Photo: Ginetta

Ginetta unveiled its LMP1 contender, the G60-LT-P1, at the Autosport International show in Birmingham, UK, on Thursday morning.

The car was revealed in the livery of TRS Racing Manor which is so far the only team confirmed to run it in the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship ‘Super Season’.

Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson was joined for the unveiling by technical director Ewan Baldry and Manor sporting director Graeme Lowdon.

Chairman of TRS, Zhang Yi, and vice president Li Qiao, were also present for the event.

“I’m delighted to finally be able to unveil our latest machine to the motorsport industry, and what better time than at the start of our 60th year of manufacturing,” commented Tomlinson.

“Ginetta has a long history of international success in with the G55 GT4, LMP3 and G57. The LMP1 will be a strong contender in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at Le Mans.

“We have a great team of Design Engineers in Leeds, have worked with some excellent partners on the project, and can’t wait to show you what the LMP1 is made of out on track.”

The car is expected to begin testing in the coming weeks with further details expected soon regarding driver lineups.

Lowdon confirmed that Manor expects to announce its drivers soon and that the British outfit so far only has one car confirmed while a second is under consideration.

Photo: Ginetta

Photo: Ginetta

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Antonio Desmond Miles

    January 11, 2018 at 7:24 am

    I’m still anxious to figure out which engine they’ve selected. Mechacrome is supplying the powerplant for Ginetta but others can utilized too. Gibson, an updated AER twin-turbo V6, and the NBE Audi DTM V8. The two I’m really hoping they narrow down to are the updated AIM-JUDD V10 or HPD ERS-ready turbo V6. The Audi & Honda engines have been shelved for a while so they’ll consider those last if it all. But to be at least close to the Toyotas, they’ll need at least 900HP.

    • Matt

      January 11, 2018 at 7:30 am

      Which engine who selected

      • John Dagys

        January 11, 2018 at 7:40 am

        The Manor car will be a Mechacrome

  2. Kurt

    January 11, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Ginetta has built a very nice replica Dallara.

    • Steven

      January 11, 2018 at 9:33 am

      And the Dallara built a nice replica of the pre-2017 Porsche 919 hybrid.

      • Kurt

        January 11, 2018 at 11:53 am

        Haha, yes! Although that goes without saying, as Dallara was the composite group doing the 919 Hybrid, so technically they did both.

  3. JaymondoGB

    January 11, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Was expecting to see the Privateers run on Dunlops, specially as there is now a number of them.

  4. Tim

    January 11, 2018 at 9:28 am

    I thought LMPs ran numbers below 50 and GTs ran numbers over 50? Am I mistaken?

    • thomas

      January 11, 2018 at 9:37 am

      it;s probably more to do with the fact it is a G60 and that is Ginetta’s 60th anniversary than an actual race number

      • Tim

        January 11, 2018 at 11:02 am

        Ahhh ok. Makes sense!

  5. Tyler Sanders

    January 11, 2018 at 9:39 am

    This car has a very clean design compared to the Toyota and the BR1 Dallara.

  6. fourloko

    January 11, 2018 at 10:01 am

    probably drinks gas like a chimney if it is trying to keep up with toyota

  7. David Chaste

    January 11, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Their last P1 the Ginetta Zytek was pretty fast. But at the time all the real pro teams were building their own cars.

    Ok so it was really built by Zytek which was owned by Ginetta at the time. But i’m sure Ginetta still has some of that know how….and they got resources.

    The prologue at paul ricard is not quite as anticipated as the roar but looking forward to seeing the lap times.

  8. Edo

    January 11, 2018 at 11:04 am

    The car is very well designed, it will be fast. Also they have planned a step by step developement program to mantain their car at the higher level throught the years

  9. Anonymous

    January 11, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    I’m not sure the livery is very flattering for the cars appearance, but it is nice that Manor continue to display the #JB17 on the side of the car. R.I.P Jules.

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