How do you make an LMP1 car from scratch?

22 mar 2020
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Designing and manufacturing a racing car of any sort is a mission, but how about an LMP1 car? With its all-carbon construction, its highly-strung twin turbo engine and its incredible aero, the Ginetta G60 LT-P1 is one of the quickest cars in the world, and Mike went behind the scenes to check out how you start from scratch to end up with a full-blooded Le Mans car.
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  • i just need some metal give me two weeks to find one to find one to steal and boom, done! :D

    Adr RazAdr Raz8 dögum síðan
  • This presenter sounds really similar to Mike Boyd from Learn Quick, I don't know if it's because they might be from the same part of Scotland, anyone else hear it too?

    Dimitrije KrstićDimitrije KrstićMánuði síðan
  • 1.- Be Porsche 2.- 3.- 4.- Be Audi 5.- Be BMW 6.- Be Toyota 7.- be a millionare

    AndriuAndriu2 mánuðum síðan
  • I went to COTA thus year and it was disappointing not to see them there :(

  • You saved me man

    the ultimategmoney 2020 NASCAR dude - top gearthe ultimategmoney 2020 NASCAR dude - top gear4 mánuðum síðan
  • 3D printed parts are you serious? Why can't we have the real lightweight parts from real materials like the cars did back in the day. People are getting lazier and lazier every day.

    Juan Pablo CastanoJuan Pablo Castano5 mánuðum síðan
  • I hope they can fix the brake cooling problem by the restart of the season. This is such a cool car!

    SeboSebo7 mánuðum síðan
  • Please please pretty please make a video explaining the formula behind LMGTP and Group C cars

    Kaung Sithu settKaung Sithu sett7 mánuðum síðan
  • Ginetta, aka the recycling bin for UK sports car ventures from mid 2000’s

    INUMIMI28INUMIMI287 mánuðum síðan
  • And the id-r

    Mduduzi DubeMduduzi Dube7 mánuðum síðan
  • Is it really faster than a 919 around silverstone? The hybrids are/were very quick, so if thats true that will be quite impressive..

    Eren TEren T7 mánuðum síðan
  • What about the hybrid? Though I love the ginetta, but I prefer the original blue livery, that was beautiful

    Lorenzo AbanesLorenzo Abanes7 mánuðum síðan
  • I know what I’m doing for quarantine

    CarzyamalCarzyamal7 mánuðum síðan
  • Top class insight into how a fast car is made from the ground up. It's so cool to see how an idea turns into a sketch, then a 3d digital model then into the real thing. It's like being a 10 year old all over again!!!

  • The Ginetta factory is in the town where I live, Garforth, Leeds. I never really used to think how odd it was for our small town to have a car manufacturer. I know a few people that work there too.

    Seaworthysloth23Seaworthysloth238 mánuðum síðan
  • Question to you experts bugging me since a long time: Why does a team like Ginetta (or Rebellion) spend all these efforts and millions for a LMP1 car, when you have to race against Porsche or Toyota with a 10x or even higher budget and advanced technology available, making it almost impossible to win against them? In other words: Why fight in a battle you can't win? My greatest respect to those teams daring it, but what's the motivation and reason behind it? Why would someone be interested in it and who pays it??

    Serchan LookSerchan Look8 mánuðum síðan
    • Serchan Look bop

      Vincent TS050Vincent TS0508 mánuðum síðan
  • Love that irish accent by the way

    Prince FandiPrince Fandi8 mánuðum síðan
    • It’s Scottish (presenter), and either northern England and Scottish for everyone else in this video.

      David OakesDavid Oakes8 mánuðum síðan
  • More vids like this !

    JonFarahJonFarah8 mánuðum síðan
  • Guess who is going to join 2020 LeMans

    Omar AlhashmiOmar Alhashmi8 mánuðum síðan
  • That firewall looks like it's come straight from Tatooine.

    Paul InmanPaul Inman8 mánuðum síðan
  • I would get a lmp1 chassis and put a evening dress on it and make a road going hypercar.

    Lo MetatronLo Metatron8 mánuðum síðan
  • Anyone else get a top gear advertisement on this video?

    Jono PearsonJono Pearson8 mánuðum síðan
  • I liked the design of the P3 better it looked more modern.

    loic doréloic doré8 mánuðum síðan
  • Great vid guys. Didn't get the transition from the 1st to the 2nd step tbh.

    MaxJustasMaxJustas8 mánuðum síðan
  • Le Mans is the true car sport not F1!

    house zenghouse zeng8 mánuðum síðan
  • My dream would be built a team in f1 or lmp1 team in the future

    Lintang PrabaswaraLintang Prabaswara8 mánuðum síðan
  • Never been a fan of LMPs, 80s/90s Group C racers all the way!

    WednesdayWednesday8 mánuðum síðan
  • *opens cad, place order for carbon owen, and couple of tons of carbon fiber and resin

    room42room428 mánuðum síðan
  • The only way I personally know Ginetta, is that they allways in simulators have the slowest car. But, we always end up in them because they are so fun to optimize and race in. Keep dreaming and keep calm everyone

    Heine VendelboHeine Vendelbo8 mánuðum síðan
  • Always fascinating when manufacturers throws everything at a project before new rules are introduced (hyper car 2020-2021). Lets hope that Le Mans goes ahead in September so we can see what the Ginetta P1 can do.

    Spirit of my ageSpirit of my age8 mánuðum síðan
  • Lol! Top gear advert on a drive tribe video 😂😂😂

    Barnabas WilsonBarnabas Wilson8 mánuðum síðan
  • This is the good shit! Great enthusiasm, knowledge and interviewing skills from Mike. Bravo!

    Connor HammondConnor Hammond8 mánuðum síðan
  • I've wondered about this for years. Why are they using such a butt ugly car? I knew regulations had something to do with it, but this explains everything else.

    ken cohagenken cohagen8 mánuðum síðan
  • So wait, why bother with a p1 car right now? I thought WEC was getting rid of p1 and p2, replacing it soon with their new hypercar class?

    Sammy13NationSammy13Nation8 mánuðum síðan
    • The LMP2 class will stay, the LMP1 class will be replaced by the Hypercars.

      Mani 1610Mani 16108 mánuðum síðan
  • No rules Group C should come back...

    Dr WGA LabriskagniDr WGA Labriskagni8 mánuðum síðan
    • That wouldn't work. LMP1 was pretty expensive as it was, a no rule championship would be even more expensive.

      Mani 1610Mani 16108 mánuðum síðan
  • Interesting to see the use of solidworks, I thought they all used CATIA

    Zanzaroni GRZanzaroni GR8 mánuðum síðan
  • Did anyone else have a top gear ad just before this video????? Thought it was abit uncalled for .

    Tell it Like it isTell it Like it is8 mánuðum síðan
  • That engineer pushed for a half scale model so his 5 year old son could get the best go kart ever right?!

  • To make an LMP1 car from scratch, first you must create the universe.

    VacoomVacoom8 mánuðum síðan
  • Your videos aren’t long enough!

    Common PCommon P8 mánuðum síðan
  • This car has a lego version for sale at Walmart

    ElijahElijah8 mánuðum síðan
  • They start aesthetically and THEN try to make it work?? No wonder they don't beat Toyota. What would happen if they gave it the full ugly beans?

    Gin RickeyGin Rickey8 mánuðum síðan
  • The dive planes are too low, too close to the front splitter!

    Mc ClaneMc Clane8 mánuðum síðan
  • These are the exact videos I want

    Will BennettWill Bennett8 mánuðum síðan
  • Awesome content! It was a great way to show and explain to my 8yo brother the process behind manufacturing a race car from scratch

    Esteban VelillaEsteban Velilla8 mánuðum síðan
  • 0:55 You make it sound like this Ginetta is a better car than the 919, but it just isn’t. Porsche’s fastest lap at Silverstone was run in their Le Mans Spec Downforce Package, completely unsuited to the Silverstone track (it was used in Silverstone due to homologation rules that gave them an advantage with their High Downforce Package for the rest of the season). Furthermore, the 919 Evo could easily do something around 1:27. If Ginetta would be freed from restrictions they might improve by a few seconds, but theocracy has way less potential than the 919. On top of all, the car´s race performances have been absolutely atrocious. I don’t want to act like a butthurt 919 fanboy, just trying to set the facts straight :)

    ReXzzReXzz8 mánuðum síðan
  • Just had an advert for Topgear before I could watch this video 😂

    Chris KChris K8 mánuðum síðan
  • Excellent video.

    Rodrigo de PiérolaRodrigo de Piérola8 mánuðum síðan
  • LMP1 class is quite pointless for now. The other teams can't keep up with hybrid toyota

    muhammad shofwanmuhammad shofwan8 mánuðum síðan
    • @muhammad shofwan Yes, because it's *_Corona Time_*.

      Reuben SandwichReuben Sandwich8 mánuðum síðan
    • @Trinity Dusk that's why, i'm so excited with hypercar class but it seems going to be delayed

      muhammad shofwanmuhammad shofwan8 mánuðum síðan
    • Well if you watch Lemans you'll be happy to seem them being replaced with hypercars

      Trinity DuskTrinity Dusk8 mánuðum síðan
    • Γιάννης Φυτρος ofc its due to bop but yeah its kinda mixed this year

      Ciello ___Ciello ___8 mánuðum síðan
    • Not actually see this year wec season the rebellion results .

      JohnieWalker 1999JohnieWalker 19998 mánuðum síðan
  • how about a feature on helmets? like how drivers design their helmet designs and the evolution of it

    Jelo FelicianoJelo Feliciano8 mánuðum síðan
    • Mateusz Zimon i meant designs and liveries, not construction

      Jelo FelicianoJelo Feliciano8 mánuðum síðan
    • Chain Bear make a good video about it

      Mateusz ZimonMateusz Zimon8 mánuðum síðan
  • it!

    AleksanderAleksander8 mánuðum síðan
  • i sat in one of these next step driving one

    foldingbladefoldingblade8 mánuðum síðan
  • Just give it a huge engine and wings and things.

    Jeff McJeffJeff McJeff8 mánuðum síðan
  • Reinventing the Bat Mobile

    Jamal TyroneJamal Tyrone8 mánuðum síðan
  • Did anyone else have to watch a Top gear advert before this video

    Charlie PopeCharlie Pope8 mánuðum síðan
  • That 1/2 scale car is mad

    Jordan AdamsJordan Adams8 mánuðum síðan
  • I cry when I look at the way WEC destoryed Prototype racing. They repeated the mistake Group C made in the early 90s when they allowed costs to get out of control and while Audi was because of diseilgate, the loss of Porsche was a massive blow that could have been avoided if costs stayed low. And the way they've reacted to this is disgraceful with resorting to handicaps which makes building a good car pointless and makes drivers not want to win. On top of that the le mans hypercars have been botched, they should have followed the IMSA model with cheap altered LMP2 cars but they instead have this wired mix of road and prototype cars that are now become a pointless formula because they'll be BOPed with the DPIs. LMP2 is terrible too, you kick out engine manufacturers for no reason to than need them back because your LMP1 is gone with them, just terrible.

    Ace GarciaAce Garcia8 mánuðum síðan
    • 100%. Group C 3.5 was the Le Mans Hypercar of its time. 8 cars at the final race at Magny Cours 1992, and three of them were Peugeots. Awful.

      Joshua KJoshua K8 mánuðum síðan
  • take lot of parts and join them, you have car. 😎

    A KA K8 mánuðum síðan
  • I wish they would have unrestricted power!!

    Justice WarriorJustice Warrior8 mánuðum síðan
    • I just wanna "granade" car come back.... But we know "to se ne vrati"

      Mateusz ZimonMateusz Zimon8 mánuðum síðan
  • Cant wait to start working on my lmp1 car in my backyard

    Don LucioDon Lucio8 mánuðum síðan
  • Kind of off topic, but when is the next Season 4 episode of the Grand Tour coming out?

    Damage Inc.Damage Inc.8 mánuðum síðan
  • It's a shame that these things have been killed off. This was the future of LMP1. Ditching the overly complex, and ludicrously priced Hybrids and going with cars built like these. Simplified, cheaper, but nearly as fast around a lap but faster in a straight line. I guess we have to deal with the LMH stuff now instead. It's sad really.

    leighrg350leighrg3508 mánuðum síðan
  • Honestly that made me somewhat horny, looks beautiful, even in pieces.

    DaSmooolsDaSmoools8 mánuðum síðan
  • Few things which is usually missed in videos like these are briefly mentioned by Ashley - how do you set targets for chasis? How does design evolve from one gen to another (for example do they want to solve specific issues from last years car or there is new aero ideas etc.)? Things like how to get incremental improvements, but also major goals/targets set by team principal.

    Reptilius MaximusReptilius Maximus8 mánuðum síðan
  • These modern prototypes are ugly imho. Bring on the hyper cars!

    Craig YirushCraig Yirush8 mánuðum síðan
  • This could have been a multi episode series

    Martijn KöstersMartijn Kösters8 mánuðum síðan
  • by copying a competitor's design. XD

    Alvin ChanAlvin Chan8 mánuðum síðan
  • Most racing this year need to postpone...

    虎ちゃん虎ちゃん8 mánuðum síðan
  • sheeeetload of downforce

    RenraneRenrane8 mánuðum síðan
  • step 1: Get a car designer to draw you some nice pictures to set the mood. step 2: Look at the pictures. Nice. Now thrown them away. step 3: Get a group of engineers to read the rules and design the car with that in mind.

    PandamasquePandamasque8 mánuðum síðan
    • @Nathan Gregory there is nothing to be said against the Group B. as long as the Mercedes flip problem doesn't happen again.

      Dr. John H. WatsonDr. John H. WatsonMánuði síðan
    • NoNo Nooo A mix between Group.C and LMP1-L/H for endurance (i will call that LMPX) and kick out the LMDH and LM hypergaysport. LMPX LMP2 LMP3 GTE finish.

      Vaka ProductionsVaka Productions8 mánuðum síðan
    • @Elon Musk itd be group b all over again lol

      Nathan GregoryNathan Gregory8 mánuðum síðan
    • Pretty much. I hate regulations. Sometimes they're nice because they make for closer racing, but other times I wish it was completely deregulated so we can get the fastest possible car in the world.

      Elon MuskElon Musk8 mánuðum síðan
  • more please!!!

    Cameron ZimmermanCameron Zimmerman8 mánuðum síðan
  • It's funny to me that the faster you make a car the uglier it gets.

    Clell BiggsClell Biggs8 mánuðum síðan
  • Great Video! Very entertaining and good content. - Cool to see that they work with SolidWorks too. Also my most loved and used Software for work.

    Marc NobelMarc Nobel8 mánuðum síðan
  • how easy can you make an f1 car from the 80´s nowadays with the technology avaible from nowadays cars? are they still ahead of the technology of the modern days cars? i would love a video on this topic, its something that we all would love to have i believe! i dont like to do this but if you agree just upvote so they can see it :)

    Francisco FagulhaFrancisco Fagulha8 mánuðum síðan
  • Yo what was the Drum and Bass track at the beginning??

    Tom WalkerTom Walker8 mánuðum síðan
    • 😂 possibly the britishest question you could ask

      Your MarjeYour Marje8 mánuðum síðan
  • 1:11 - They still use pencils?

    Team SKITeam SKI8 mánuðum síðan
  • The worst car journalist ever...

    Ahmed HishamDrAhmed HishamDr8 mánuðum síðan
  • so fucking cool this!!

    Christo van RensburgChristo van Rensburg8 mánuðum síðan
  • Track ID? 0:00

    WDadadeWDadade8 mánuðum síðan
  • I disagree with your opening premise to this video, namely that it is so difficult to produce a vehicle like this compared to road cars. Reason? Road cars have so many compromises to contend with - some of which are frivalties like styling, of which a race car has none of. The only compromises a race car has (other than monetary budget) is the set of rules it operates in. Given all the compromises and being able to now have saloon cars that can do 0-60 times in high 2 seconds, low 3 second Mark's, road cars are a much tougher proposition, but they do owe some tech to racing.

    BritIndianBritIndian8 mánuðum síðan
  • Hopefully The ACO gets some sense knocked into them and decides to add Ginetta as an LMP2 constructor.

    RS2KRRS2KR8 mánuðum síðan
  • Cool vid . Cover the drivetrain and electrical, cabin, you know - the start to finish assembly.

    James BarisitzJames Barisitz8 mánuðum síðan
  • Ginetta really do punch above their weight!

    bizlingbizling8 mánuðum síðan
  • Again this guy i really do not like. You should name him in the video description or show his face in the thumbnail. So I do not waste my time to click that video.

    kk8 mánuðum síðan
  • Im a mechenical engineer student and i want to work in motorsport one day. For now im in a formula sae team

    Matheus CaiaffaMatheus Caiaffa8 mánuðum síðan
  • More WEC/GT content! Thanks

    Clark EClark E8 mánuðum síðan
  • *0:03** PENIS MUSIC* Me : Turn THAT volume UPP !! 🙋

    ``8 mánuðum síðan
    • It do be fire tho

      ``8 mánuðum síðan
  • Finally a sports car Hammond can call Full Sized!

    David FriedmanDavid Friedman8 mánuðum síðan
  • No matter how much hp it has, unless it has wings you still have to sit in traffic.

    truechampoftrancetruechampoftrance8 mánuðum síðan
  • fun vid! Want longer vids!

    TimoTimo8 mánuðum síðan
  • Can you guys please make more of these Motorsport Technical videos?! I’d love to learn more about GT, Touring, and prototype cars. They are not very often explained when compared to F1!

    Lawrence LoLawrence Lo8 mánuðum síðan
  • Front nose huh?! LMAO Better hope LMDH nets some chassis sales!

    Cam RSRCam RSR8 mánuðum síðan
  • Astonishing , he can even make an LMP car dull

    Four utubezFour utubez8 mánuðum síðan
  • I stopped watching Motortrend to get rid of their annoying ads for their Motortrend on demand. Now they are here.... PLEASE....

    maYmaY8 mánuðum síðan
  • Was hoping this was a how-to guide. Got a bit of spare time on my hands right now, what with the whole quarantine deal.

    Mark McQuillanMark McQuillan8 mánuðum síðan
  • How does it struggle to keep up with the hybrids like the toyota but quicker than the Porsche hybrid? About 0:45 in

    C McculloughC Mccullough8 mánuðum síðan
    • ​@C Mccullough The ginetta beat the time set by the porsche 919 in 2017 but also the time set by toyota to take pole in 2017. But in 2019 the ginetta took 1.2 seconds from the fastest toyota. There are several explanations for this performance gap. First of all the track was resurfaced which made it faster, the current aerodynamic rules were put in place in 2017 so the cars have also evolved in 2 years and have become faster (what we see with the time of the toyota in 2019). And anyway if the ginetta manages to beat the time of the 919 by just one tenth in qualifying the hybrid cars, although older (for the porsche) are unbeatable in traffic thanks to their 1000 horsepower at the beginning of the acceleration.

      TatoTato8 mánuðum síðan
    • @Mandje Tichelaar yea but it's said to lap faster than the 919 hybrid and it was said it can't keep up with the hybrids

      C McculloughC Mccullough8 mánuðum síðan
    • C Mccullough this car hasn’t raced in 2019. I think they are talking about a version of the car that still has to race and hasn’t done so yet

      Mandje TichelaarMandje Tichelaar8 mánuðum síðan
  • My stupid ass thought this video would be about how to draw an LMP1 car from scratch 🤦‍♂️

    Unknown ????Unknown ????8 mánuðum síðan
  • the car looks so much bigger than it actually is

    「ホークショット」「ホークショット」8 mánuðum síðan
  • What is the accent of the presenter, Mike Fernie?

    Mina GuirguisMina Guirguis8 mánuðum síðan
  • 3:09 - They sure are paying a lot for those Windows 7 patches.

    SeatuxSeatux8 mánuðum síðan