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Ferrari 296 GT3 race automobile revealed | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

The GT3 model retains the identical turbo V6 engine from the usual automobile minus the hybrid expertise.

Ferrari has taken the covers off its all-new 296 GT3 race automobile, which is able to exchange the extremely profitable 488 GT3 that is achieved 429 wins in each its normal and Evo guises. With monitor testing as a result of start within the coming months, a race debut for the 296 GT3 has been scheduled for 2023.

  • Options a number of aero-focussed components
  • Showcases elevated downforce over its predecessor
  • Will get a 6-speed sequential gearbox

Ferrari 296 GT3: exterior and inside particulars

Initially previewed through a set of sketches, the 296 GT3 is predicated on the usual 296 GTB coupe and showcases an aggressive, aero-focussed design. The entrance of the racecar has been redesigned to characteristic a pronounced splitter, two massive canards on both sides of the bumper and a number of other air vents on both aspect of the bonnet.

The 296 GT3 has a bigger wheelbase compared to the usual automobile, and will get enlarged aspect skirts and Rotiform-designed wheels on the sides. Different aerodynamic design components on the racecar embody the big swan-neck rear wing and diffuser on the rear. Thanks to those important adjustments, the 296 GT3 offers 20 p.c extra downforce than the 488 GT3 and has a dry weight of 1,250kg.

On the within, the 296 GT3 will get a race-spec steering wheel, adjustable pedals, a security harness and air-con.

Ferrari 296 GT3: powertrain, technical particulars

The racecar makes use of the identical 3.0-litre turbo V6 petrol engine from the 296 GTB manufacturing supercar. Nevertheless, to adjust to technical laws, the engine doesn’t include hybrid expertise just like the road-going supercar. It produces 602hp and 709Nm  228hp, 31Nm lower than the usual automobile. Ferrari has mated this engine to a transverse-mounted, six-speed sequential gearbox with digital clutch actuation in an effort to maintain the load down as a result of its building.

For the reason that removing of the automobile’s hybrid system has made the powertrain lighter, it has allowed Ferrari to reposition it decrease down and farther ahead than in the usual automobile, offering a decrease centre of gravity and 10 p.c larger torsional rigidity. In addition to upgraded brakes, the 296 GT3 additionally will get an upgraded suspension to restrict the stress on the tyres. 

Ferrari’s future plans

In April of this 12 months, the Italian supercar maker unveiled the 296 GTS; the model can even debut its first-ever efficiency SUV, the Purosangue, within the coming months and launch 15 new vehicles by 2026.

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