V-6-powered Ferrari 296 GT3 race automotive to hit the monitor in 2023
Ferrari has given us an early take a look at a race automotive primarily based on the 296 GTB, which is at the moment within the works and shaping as much as be a stunner.
The race automotive is being developed in time for the 2023 motorsport season and can initially arrive in GT3 guise. It is going to function a direct substitute of the 488 GT3, which was final up to date for the 2020 season, which means we most certainly will not see a race automotive primarily based on the F8 Tributo.
A 296 GTB-based race automotive for Ferrari’s Problem one-make sequence must also be within the pipeline, although timing is unsure.
New teaser pictures for the 296 GT3 launched on Thursday trace at a pointy design with loads of aerodynamic components. Inspiration for the design got here from the 250 LM, the automotive that earned Ferrari its ultimate total victory on the 24 Hours of Le Mans again in 1965.
Ferrari 296 GTB
As a result of technical rules, the 296 GT3 will skip the electrified components of the 296 GTB. We’ll remind you that the street automotive is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 and an electrical motor that’s sandwiched between the engine and an 8-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission. The race automotive can also be more likely to skip the DCT in favor of a sequential transmission.
The 296 GTB’s engine generates 654 hp by itself whereas the electrical motor provides 164 hp to deliver the whole to 818 hp.
The 296 GT3 is at the moment testing at racetracks in Europe. Improvement is being dealt with in partnership with French race staff and constructor Oreca.
It has some massive footwear to fill. The 488 GT3 managed to attain 107 titles from its debut race thus far, with 429 wins from 770 begins. These figures make it Ferrari’s most profitable race automotive thus far. However pretty much as good because the 296 GT3 could be, it’s going to probably be overshadowed by Ferrari’s Le Mans Hypercar race automotive additionally set to beginning competing in 2023, particularly within the Hypercar class of the FIA World Endurance Championship and presumably additionally the Grand Touring Prototype class of the IMSA SportsCar Championship.