Ferrari 296 GT3 is a return to the mid-rear-mounted V6 layout. After a few days of Maserati unveiling the new MC20 GT2 race car, the Maranello-born brand Ferrari debuted the 296 GT3 representing the future of track GT racing. This successor of the 488 GT3 is based on the 296 GT3, which is currently the latest and greatest two-seater sports vehicle. The 296 GT3 sports a 120-degree V6 turbocharged powertrain meeting the needs of “teams, professional drivers and gentlemen drivers,”. The design of the car meets every detail of FIA’s new GT3 regulations. (Source: Motor1)
The soul of the 296 GT3 is based on the engine powering the road-going models. The V6 with turbochargers positioned inside the vee gets benefits in terms of packaging, the center of gravity, and weight. The powertrain has been modified to reduce fuel consumption without sacrificing performance. One such tweak is the alternator attached to the gearbox for improving compactness. The engine is coupled with a new transmission made especially for this race car. The gearbox is mated with a single-disc clutch design with six gears and electronic clutch actuation.
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While the biggest development is done in the car’s aerodynamics. Meeting FIA’s GT3 regulations, the body kit makes 20% more downforce compared to the previous-gen Ferrari GT3 race car. The cockpit of the new Maranello car is another highlight, offering improved intuitiveness, visibility, and accessibility. The interior design is based on scratch input from factory pilots and owners from the motorsport scene.
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After running tens of thousands of miles in the final stage of testing, the official motorsport naming is scheduled for the 2023 Daytona 24 Hours. The unveiling would be quite a bang.