Ferrari releases first sketches of the new 296 GT3

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Doesn’t it make you secretly wish the actual 296 GT3 race car would turn out as per the drawings? Wouldn’t that be something?

The new 296 GT3 takes over from the 488 GT3 that racked up over 100 titles throughout its race career, with 429 wins out of 770 race starts. These extraordinary figures make it the most successful car in Prancing Horse history.

The design of the 296 GT3, was inspired by past race cars such as the 1963 250 LM. The 250 LM achieved major success at the 24 hours of Le Man, winning the 1965 edition. It also contributed to Ferrari’s last overall victory in the 24-hour race.

Unlike the road-going version, the 296 GT3 will not feature a hybrid system, in compliance with race regulations. The road-going 296 GTB is home to a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine, paired to an electric motor on the rear axle, producing a total of 830 hp and 740 Nm.

With that amount of power (110 hp more than the F8 Tributo’s 3.9-litre V8), the 296 GTB rockets from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds; 0 to 200 km/h in 7.3 seconds, onward to a top speed in excess of 330 km/h (135 km/h in pure electric mode).

Development work on the new 296 GT3 will begin on track in the coming months leading to its race debut, scheduled for 2023. Locally, the 296 GTB will be launched in Malaysia on the 28th of March 2022.



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