GINETTA TO LAUNCH NEW MODEL AT THE AUTOSPORT
For the third year in a row, British race car manufacturer
Ginetta will use the annual Autosport Show to showcase a
new model to the public.
The Yorkshire-based company celebrated its 50th
anniversary by launching the hugely successful G50 model
at the NEC-based show in 2008 and gave the public a first
glimpse of the Zytek-powered G50Z earlier this year.
This time, Ginetta will use the Autosport Show, which runs
from 14-17 January 2010, to launch the new G40, which
brings the UK’s first multi-platform road-to-race car to
market. As well as being fully road legal, the G40 will race
in the British Touring Car-supporting Ginetta Junior
Championship in 2010 and will also be eligible for a range
of other racing categories.
With the G40, Ginetta has continued its quest to produce
the safest race car possible and, like the G50, the new
model addresses a range of safety issues. The car will
feature a safety cage 50 times stronger than the minimum
2009 FIA homologation regulations and will also be fitted
with front and rear crash zones, as well as increased side
impact bars, all focused on improved driver safety.
An initial batch of 26 cars is set to be produced and will
replace the current Junior model, which played its part in
a dramatic 2009 season, when 15-year-old Sarah Moore
became the first ever female champion on the BTCC
package during the final rounds of the year at Brands
“There is no better place for Ginetta to unveil the new
G40 than the Autosport Show,” said Ginetta Chairman
Lawrence Tomlinson. “We debuted both the G50 and the
G50Z at the exhibition and I’m delighted that show-goers
will have the first-ever glimpse of Ginetta’s latest launch.
“Aside from launching the G40, Ginetta will also be making
another exciting announcement, which is sure to have a
big impact on the racing fraternity. We will showcase our
full range to motorsport lovers and I hope to see many
visitors to the Ginetta stand over the course of the four
days. The show is an incredible celebration of the British
Autosport Show Director Ian France added: “We are
thrilled that Ginetta has chosen to reveal another new
car to the public at the show. The G50 has been a huge
success for the company since it was revealed at the
2008 show and we hope that the G40 will be just as
The G40, which features a sealed 1800cc Zetec engine
and will be priced at £24,950, will be officially launched
on Thursday 14 January and will be on display on the
Ginetta stand throughout the four-day event.
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