a new sports car with a V6 engine tuned for endurance racing

a new sports car with a V6 engine tuned for endurance racing


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Ferrari is publishing a new design, but we’re unlikely to see it on the road anytime soon. It is indeed a racing car, in this case the Ferrari 296 GT3, a direct descendant of the 488 GT3. In addition to the appearance derived from the Ferrari 296 GTB, this 296 GT3 adopts a new engine, which uses less fuel than the V8 of the 488 GT3.

Aesthetically, we recognize the silhouette of the Ferrari 296 GTB. It is similarly decorated with many aerodynamic elements intended, of course, to improve performance in the race. The car adopts a large rear spoiler, side vents, sealed bonnet and air intakes, new rims, a carbon fiber diffuser or even fins on either side of its front bumper. According to the Maranello company, the 296 GT3 benefits from an additional 20% downforce, compared to the street legal model.

Hell with electricity

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In terms of the engine, the 296 GT3 replaces the same standard’s rechargeable hybrid engine and adopts a 120 degree V6 3.0 turbo petrol engine, which develops no less than 600 horsepower. The torque is set at 710 Nm. This limitation is associated with a six-speed gearbox. Performance data not reported as written.

A very light tracker

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

The steering wheel is identical to the Formula 1

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As a sports model, Ferrari finally offers a special interior for this 296 GT3. Sitting in the Sabelt seat, the driver holds the steering wheel in his hands covered with controls, inspired by the one that prepares F1. This steering wheel, like the pedals, can be adjusted to suit the driver. And only to suffer a little from the heat in the race, the climate system is even there.


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

In short

Ferrari presents the new Ferrari 296 GT3, a racing car designed to take part in the world’s most demanding endurance races. This V6 engine model replaces the Ferrari 488 GT3 with its V8.

Quentin Gueroult