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The Ginetta G57 prototype racer is set to make its full public debut in January at the Autosport International show in the UK. The launch will also mark the start of the company’s expansion plans for global export.

Configurable to suit a wide range of driver grades, the G57 is touted by its maker to be a cost-effective prototype engineered for highly competitive sports car races around the globe. The Ginetta prototype has already been accepted for competition in the VdeV series in France and numerous open sportscar championships.

Sitting on a carbonfibre monocoque chassis with a carbon crash box and FIA-approved steel rollcage for maximum driver safety, the G57 is based on the European Le Mans Series LMP3 racer.

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Here, a Chevrolet-sourced LS3 6.3-litre V8 engine offering 580 hp replaces the Nissan engine found on the racer, and the mill is paired with a six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox from Xtrac.

Ginetta says the prototype runs an unrestricted aerodynamic package to help achieve the quickest laptimes for this class of car, and reports indicate that the G57 generates up to 30% more downforce due to the revised aero work.