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Ginetta Confirm Plans For G58 Track Day Machine

8th December 2017 • Ruth Harrison-Davies

Ginetta has today announced their new-for-2018 Ginetta G58. An evolution of the popular G57, the latest prototype to emerge from the Yorkshire manufacturer was created in response to feedback from existing customers.

With an international customer-base which is largely track day enthusiasts and amateur drivers, there has been a marked increase in the number of owners looking for driver aids such as ABS and air-conditioning. Following a spike in the number of sales to the USA and other hot climate environments, the technical team at Ginetta took the decision to upgrade their existing prototype.

The Ginetta G58 will be built around a 6.2-litre V8 engine, capable of producing 575 BHP. In response to customer feedback, it will boast an enhanced cooling package, ABS, air conditioning and a carbon monocoque large enough for two adults as standard.

Ewan Baldry, Ginetta Technical Director; “Ginetta is committed to listening to our customers and acting on their feedback wherever possible. Although the G57 has been a great success, many of our international customers have expressed an interest in a car with more driver aids and improved comfort for hot climate running. The team originally began looking at these as upgrades for our G57, but as time progressed, it became clear we were working on an altogether new machine, hence the new name, the G58.”

Tipped to be one of the fastest track day machines on the market, the G58 will lap within four seconds of an LMP2 car around the world-famous Circuit Paul Ricard. With a ticket price of just £225,000, it’s ideal for individual buyers looking for a turn-key track day prototype at a fraction of the cost of an LMP2 equivalent. 

Suited to all levels of driver, experience and ambition, the G58 is designed largely with the track day enthusiast in mind. Should the driver wish to compete, it will be eligible for a number of open sports car competition series across the globe.

The first chassis is now in production and will be on display at next year’s Autosport International Show, Birmingham NEC from 11 – 14 January 2017 on the Ginetta stand (6430).