Ferrari unveils the new 600 horsepower 296 GT3

Ferrari unveils the new 600 horsepower 296 GT3

Several months after the last image shown, Ferrari has finally unveiled the new 296 GT3, a new racing car prepared ad hoc based on the 296 GTB of which, however, it loses the hybrid system, contrary to the GT3 regulation, and consequently also a fair share of the power delivered by the road version: the new 296 GT3 in fact delivers around 600 horsepower, compared to 819 in the GTB version. The torque figure, on the other hand, remains very similar, 709 Nm for the GT3 against the 740 Nm of the GTB.

To quote a famous commercial from a few years ago, power is nothing without control: therefore the Ferrari engineers are keen to underline how the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 was designed with a 120 ° “V” angle, so as to reduce weight, center of gravity and therefore improve performance. On the new Ferrari 296 GT3 we find many innovations and improvements, such as the alternator connected to the gearbox to make it more accessible to mechanics; still speaking of gearboxes, that of the 296 GT3 is all new, specially developed. 6 gears, steering wheel controls, single disc clutch and a particular transverse positioning to improve aerodynamics and weight distribution.

The transformation of this 296 also involves the bodywork, heavily revised in order to make the car even more aerodynamic: thanks to the installation of a front splitter, a rear extractor and an imposing wing, Ferrari has increased downforce by 20% compared to the 488 GT3, the race car this 296 replaces.

Once the interior is gutted and the job done, this Ferrari 296 GT3 weighs a scant 1250 kg. a fact that should ensure exhilarating performance once you enter the track, also thanks to the new specially developed aluminum frame, completed by 'wishbone' type suspensions both front and rear, anti-roll bars and new forged wheels developed by Rotiform .

Ferrari has already confirmed that the debut of the new 296 GT3 will take place at the 24 Hours of Daytona scheduled between 26 and 29 January 2023.