Ginetta Announce G55 GT4 Plans


The GT3 variety of G55 has become a regular on the British GT grid (Credit: Jakob Ebrey)

Ginetta will launch a GT4 variant of their G55 model for next season. The new car will be homologated for competition in SRO run championships – including the Avon Tyres British GT Championship – as well for Ginetta’s one-marque championships.

The car will be powered by a Ginetta developed 3.7 litre Ford V6 engine, coupled to six-speed Hewland gearbox, with Ginetta’s in-house developed paddle shift system as an extra

The G55 was first introduced as a new premier class in the BTCC supporting Ginetta GT Supercup, before a GT3 version was developed, debuting at the start of 2011.

Throughout that time the GT4 version of the Ginetta G50 has been the car to beat in the class with teams taking the car to the British GT class title in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. The G50 GT4 will remain in competition in the Ginetta GT Supercup as well as in the SRO-run series, where performance balancing will even out the differences between the models.

“The G55 is the latest car developed by Ginetta for both Cup and now GT4 competition,” said Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson. “The car is great value and offers world-beating performance combined with first-rate safety specification.”

“We are very excited to offer the G55 as a GT4 car from 2014,”added Mike Simpson, head of sales at the company as well as their leading works driver. “It looks stunning and will be every bit as quick as its predecessor, the Ginetta G50 GT4. I think Ginetta will have a very busy winter build schedule!”