Ginetta Zytek GZ09S/2 (2009-)
|Suspension (front)||Independent double wishbone pushrod system with horizontal spring/damper unit|
|Suspension (rear)||Independent double wishbone pushrod system with horizontal spring/damper unit|
|Length||4,561 mm (180 in)|
|Axle track||1,618 mm (64 in)/1,556 mm (61 in) front/rear|
|Wheelbase||2,815 mm (111 in)|
|Engine||Zytek ZG348 (GZ09S/2) 3,396 cc (207.2 cu in) (GZ09S/2) V8 naturally aspirated mid-mounted, longitudinally mounted|
|Transmission||Ricardo 6-speed semi-automatic|
|Weight||825 kg (1,818.8 lb)|
|Notable entrants||Quifel ASM Team (2009-2011) GAC Racing Team (2009) Barazi-Epsilon (2009) Team Bruichladdich (2010) MIK Corse (2011)|
|Debut||2009 1000 km of Catalunya|
|Teams' Championships||1 (2009 LMS, LMP2 class)|
The GZ09S/2 used a 3.4 litre, 475 hp Zytek ZG348 naturally-aspirated V8 engine. It was designed for the new LMP2 regulations that were announced for the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, and it was an evolutionary update of the Zytek 07S. Towards the end of 2008, it was announced that Quifel ASM Team would be the first team to buy a GZ09S/2, with the intention of entering it in the Le Mans Series, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.GAC Racing Team and Barazi-Epsilon also entered GZ09S/2s in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009, with the latter team finishing fourth in class, being the sole remaining LMP2 Ginetta-Zytek at the finish.The partnership of Miguel Amaral and Olivier Pla, driving for Quifel ASM Team, took the LMP2 class title in the LMS, with 33 points, nine points ahead of the runner up,following back-to-back class victories at the 1000 km of Algarve, and the 1000 km of Nürburgring.
For the 2010 LMS season, Quifel ASM Team retained their GZ09S/2, whilst Team Bruichladdich also ran one of the cars for the first time,whilst both teams also appeared at that year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Bruichladdich finishing highest, managing tenth overall, and fifth in class. Despite the reasonably successful 24 Hours of Le Mans result, the LMS season would not be as successful as the previous year's - Team Bruichladdich finished fifth, with Quifel ASM Team finishing sixth overall, although Quifel ASM had taken a class victory at the 1000 km of Spa.
Following the rule changes prior to the 2011 LMS season, the GZ09S/2 was moved into the LMP1 category, and became known as the Zytek 09SC, whilst Zytek released the Nissan-engined Zytek Z11SN to compete in the LMP2 category. Quifel-ASM Team entered the first two rounds of the season, whilst MIK Corse entered the hybrid version of the car in the second and third rounds of the season; however, neither team had any major success, with Quifel-ASM's fourth in class, and eighth overall, at the 6 Hours of Castellet, being the car's best result of the season, whilst the MIK Corse-entered car was badly damaged at the 6 Hours of Silverstone. Quifel-ASM Team also entered the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans, but retired after 48 laps. Following this race, Quifel-ASM initially withdrew from the 6 Hours of Imola,but then withdrew from the entire series, citing engine reliability issues as their reason for withdrawal. The Le Mans race would prove to be the car's last outing, as it did not appear in the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the 2012 ELMS no longer accepted LMP1-class entries.