New Ferrari 296 GTB featuring a new engine
Ferrari’s first “mainstream” electrified model has finally taken off its covers, and it is spiced up with more of Ferrari’s firsts. This is the all-new 296 GTB, and it is moving away from the traditional mid-mounted V8 engine to Ferrari’s all-new hybrid V6, which will be available in 2022.
The name comes from it’s 2,996cc, six-cylinder engine, 296 GTB carries a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It is described as the “first six-cylinder engine installed on a prancing horse badge,” and this is Maranello’s first time doing something of its kind for a road car.
Its twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre unit claims to produce a whopping 654 HP that set a record for a production car. This supercar has plenty of features, the engine is coupled with an electric motor mounted with an 8-speed automatic gearbox that produces 164 HP. This sums up a massive output of 819 HP, making it 110 HP higher than the V8-powered F8 Tributo. Its torque is put around 741Nm that can rev from 0-100 KPH in 2.9 seconds running a top speed of 330 KPH.
Its underfloor 7.45 kWh battery pack gets to drive a distance of 25 km at a top speed of 135 kph. ‘eManettino’ four modes of driving come in eDrive, Hybrid, Performance, and Qualify, and each correspond to different degrees of electric motor involvement.
Ferrari 296 GTB gets a 2,996cc hybrid V6 engine.
Outside beauty of the supercar
The 296 GTB is a definition of beauty, inside and out. From its packed powertrain details, it is not hard to miss the exterior clean curves and contours characterized by its sleek and flawless design that screams extravagance and performance.
Ferrari adopted its predecessors’ active aero device to generate downforce rather than mitigating drag. Small air intakes are incorporated to reroute hot air underneath the car, and cool air is separated for the rear-mounted intercoolers. SF90 inspired ‘Aero’ brake callipers create a raft of downforce-enhancing tweaks.
Ferrari claims that some of its design elements are rooted in classic models like 1963 250 LM for its B-pillar, rear haunches, and Kamm tail; while its wraparound windscreen is from the one-off P80/C. With its 36-degree beauty, the rear-end design has been highlighted with the combination of the elements of Spider and coupé styling cues.
Ferrari’s first “mainstream” electrified model is here.
Inside look of the minimalist concept
The interior concept is undeniably minimalist. Dubbed as the refined face of the digital era by Ferrari itself, the interior of the 296 GTB breaks away from the classic Ferrari design, a concave dashboard houses the digital gauge cluster and steering wheel down to its capacitive controls to complement its concept. Its cabin is built around the full-digital interface derived from the SF90 Stradale. The pure and elegant characteristics of the interior complement the design of the exterior, which adorned with a combination of black and red leather and contrast of the Prancing Horse badge.
However, Ferrari isn’t Ferrari without its rich history, and 296 GTB gets a classic touch with its ‘H-gate” design gear shifter.
This supercar is also boosted with an Assetto Fiorano package which allows an upgrade for its suspension, new tires, and aerodynamic bits to improve its performance. It also offers an optional livery inspired by the 250 LM.
The interior concept is undeniably minimalist.
Ferrari’s unparalleled standards for quality performance can be seen through the lines of cars they produce, and 296 GTB is no exception. Claiming some of Ferrari’s first-ever, this mid-rear-engined Berlinetta sports car can incontestably write another remarkable identity of performance, beauty, and luxury. And a starting price of €269,000 awaits those who wanted to experience Ferrari’s promise of pure excitement in its maximum performance.
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The New Ferrari 296 GTB starting price is €269,000.
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