a new V6-powered sports car built for endurance racing

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Ferrari is releasing a new model, but we probably won’t see it on the roads anytime soon. It is indeed a racing car, in this case the Ferrari 296 GT3, direct descendant of the 488 GT3. In addition to an appearance derived from the Ferrari 296 GTB, this 296 GT3 adopts a new engine, less opulent than the V8 of the 488 GT3.

Aesthetically, we recognize the silhouette of the Ferrari 296 GTB. It is still decked out with numerous aerodynamic elements intended, of course, to improve performance in the race. The car adopts in particular a huge rear spoiler, side vents, a bonnet hollowed out by air intakes, new sills, a carbon fiber diffuser or fins on either side of its bumper. before. According to the Maranello firm, the 296 GT3 benefits from 20% additional downforce, compared to the model homologated for the road.

To hell with electrification

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On the engine side, the 296 GT3 swaps the plug-in hybrid engine of its standard equivalent to adopt a 120-degree V6 3.0 turbo petrol engine, which develops no less than 600 horsepower. The torque is set at 710 Nm. This block is associated with a six-speed sequential gearbox. Performance data is not reported at this time.

A very light tracker

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Based on an aluminum chassis, the Ferrari 296 GT3 weighs only 1,250 kilos. It also sees its wheelbase lengthen to reach 2.66 meters. Ferrari says it installed an adjustable suspension system and upgraded the brakes with 400 millimeter discs up front. The car sits on 18-inch rims.

The steering wheel is reminiscent of Formula 1

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As a sports model, Ferrari finally offers a specific interior for this 296 GT3. Sitting on a Sabelt seat, the driver holds in his hands a steering wheel covered with controls, inspired by the one that equips the F1. This steering wheel, like the pedals, can be adjusted to suit the driver. And just to suffer less from the heat in the race, an air conditioning system is even present.


The new Ferrari 296 GT3 makes its debut at the 2023 edition of the 24 Hours of Daytona. It could also be present at the 24 Hours of Le Mans later.

In short

Ferrari presents the new Ferrari 296 GT3, a racing car developed to participate in the most demanding endurance races in the world. This V6-powered model replaces the Ferrari 488 GT3 and its V8.

Quentin Gueroult

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