Ginetta Cars have revealed the brand new G60-LT-P1 LMP1 machine coming to the World Endurance Championship during the 2018-19 'superseason'. Designed and built by the rapidly expanding British Ginetta operation, the new LMP1 machine made a striking debut at the Autosport International Show today as the Leeds based outfit confirmed several teams have expressed an interest in running the new car in the coming WEC season, with former Formula One outfit Manor already nailing their colours to the mast with the British manufacturer. Powered by a 3.4l V6 Mecachrome engine producing around 650bhp, Ginetta have created the most powerful and technically advanced car in the 60 year history of the company, and nothing short of a tilt at the 2018-19 WEC championship will do for the manufacturers first foray into the world of LMP1 prototype racing. Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman of Ginetta, said: “I’m delighted to finally be able to unveil our latest machine to the motorsport industry, and what better time than at the start of our 60th year of manufacturing. Ginetta has a long history of international success in with the G55 GT4, LMP3 and G57. The LMP1 will be a strong contender in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at Le Mans. We have a great team of Design Engineers in Leeds, have worked with some excellent partners on the project, and can’t wait to show you what the LMP1 is made of out on track.” A further three as yet undisclosed teams are thought to have secured pre-orders on the new car, with the capacity for the team to build further examples should more interest be established by parties keen to take part in what is very quickly becoming a reborn World Endurance Championship category. "We’ve got huge interest in the car," added Tomlinson. "We will be doing 10 chassis, six cars - hopefully three two-car teams. "In terms of performance, we know the car is going to be right at the front. Toyota did a 3m14s qualifying lap [at Le Mans], so we’ve designed the car to be competitive with them. "The target is outright victory at Le Mans and in the WEC.” For more from the world of motor racing be sure to check out our Motorsports Sub Forum and leave a comment to engage with your fellow community members. Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! RaceDepartment YouTube RaceDepartment Twitter RaceDepartment Facebook RaceDepartment Twitch RaceDepartment Instagram Do you think Ginetta can seriously challenge the might of Toyota this season? What are your thoughts on the new car? Let us know in the comments section below!