Ferrari 296 GT3 racer revealed

Ferrari‘s next-generation GT3 racer ditches the acquainted twin-turbo V8 for a twin-turbo V6 powertrain primarily based on that of the plug-in hybrid 296 GTB highway automotive.

Dubbed the 296 GT3, this automotive be bought and utilized by buyer groups to go up towards GT3-homologated variations of the Porsche 911, McLaren Artura, Bentley Continental, Nissan GT-R, and Mercedes-AMG GT. It’s not designed to be used on public roads.

It’s powered by a mid-mounted 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine producing round 447kW of energy and 712Nm of torque.

This engine within the 296 GT3 relies on the ‘little 12-cylinder” used within the road-going 296 GTB and misses out on the hybrid electrical elements as a result of GT3 technical laws.

The dual-turbo V6 engine can be mounted decrease than within the 296 GTB and additional ahead for higher stability and a decrease centre of gravity.

It’s mated to a six-speed transversal sequential transmission developed by British transmission specialist firm Xtrac, with digital clutch actuator paddles on the steering wheel.

It makes use of double wishbone suspension at each ends, and the dampers have 5 phases of adjustment.

The Ferrari 296 GT3 weighs 1250kg with none gas or driver, measures in at 2050mm broad excluding the mirrors, and rides a 2660mm wheelbase.

Ferrari says the 296 GT3 has 20 per cent extra downforce than the previous-generation 488 GT3 racer. It additionally has a swan neck-style rear spoiler, just like the Porsche 911 GT3.

Inside there’s a Method 1-inspired steering wheel with a Sabelt single seat. Each of those could be adjusted to go well with drivers of various sizes and statures.

There’s even air-con and an air circulate system within the cabin to offer “satisfactory air flow in all circumstances”.

As well as, there are a selection of non-compulsory extras together with a rear radar, carbon-fibre clutch, tyre stress monitoring system, 24-hour high-beam headlights, and completely different seats.

The brand new 296 GT3 racer is claimed to construct on the legacy of the 488 GT3 which, in its commonplace and EVO 2020 configurations, has racked up a complete of 107 titles up to now.

The unique 488 GT3 debuted in 2016 on the Australian GT Championship in Melbourne, and the up to date 488 GT3 EVO 2020, introduced in 2020, improved on the racer’s aerodynamics, dynamics, ergonomics, security and reliability.

By way of different upcoming homologated GT3 fashions, Ford is at the moment engaged on a Mustang GT3 that’ll debut in 2024 and sure be primarily based on the next-generation mannequin, and Toyota can be engaged on a brand new GT3 racer, as previewed with the GR GT3 idea, to exchange the ageing Lexus RC F GT3.

The road-going Ferrari 296 GTB begins at $568,300 earlier than on-road prices and choices in Australia. Its plug-in hybrid powertrain produces a complete system output of 610kW.

This consists of a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine, an electrical motor, and a 7.5kWh battery pack, mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Drive is shipped to the rear wheels solely.

Based on Ferrari, the 296 GTB highway automotive is able to doing a 0-100km/h dash in 2.9 seconds, hitting 200km/h in 7.3 seconds, and has a prime velocity of over 300km/h.

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