The 2009 G50 is an all-new model from Ginetta which was built
to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary. The Ginetta G50
was designed at LNT Automotive's new factory in Leeds, LNT are
Ginetta's current owner after changing hands several times over
The Ginetta G50 is a lightweight sports coupe powered by a front-mid
mounted, 300 horsepower, 3.5 litre V6 driving the rear wheels
courtesy of a 5-speed sequential transmission. The Ginetta G50R won Autosport magazine's
car 2008 Car of the Year Award. As well as the conventional
V6 powered G50 R model, Ginetta are working on an electric powered
version, the Ginetta G50 EV.
2008 saw the Ginetta 'G50 Cup Car' launched, this car is designed
to bridge the gap between single-make sports car racing such
as the current Ginetta G20 championship - and GT cars such as the
new GT4 Championship, GT3 and GT2 racing.
The series consists of 10 race weekends, with eight events confirmed
to be supporting the SRO F3/GT package alongside the current
'G20' Texaco Havoline Ginetta Championship. Two stand alone,
long distance events are also planned with a substantial prize
fund and TV coverage guaranteed by Ginetta.
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