Ferrari 296 GTB, here is the first red V6 plug-in hybrid

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Ferrari 296 GTB is the name of the new two-seater, mid-rear-engined sports berlinetta presented today in Maranello. And it is powered by the first 6-cylinder in history for a Prancing Horse road car (the 1969 Dino Ferrari, in fact, was marketed under the “Dino” brand). The drive unit, or “power-unit” as they would say in Formula 1, is capable of a power of 830 Hp: it results from the synergy of V6 turbo with an angle between the banks of 120 ° – 663 Hp of maximum power and 740 Nm of engine torque – and an electric powertrain (167 hp and 315 Nm).

The plug-in hybrid system (rechargeable from an external power source) also promises to make the car respond immediately to the accelerator commands and allows you to travel for 25 km in 100% electric mode (up to a speed of 135 km / h), with zero tailpipe emissions. And for the more demanding, the “Assetto Fiorano” set-up is also available, which makes it possible to further increase performance, especially on the track, thanks to technical features that reduce weight and optimize aerodynamics.

The heat engine, in particular, features a supercharging system with turbochargers housed inside the ‘V’: “this, in addition to bringing significant benefits in terms of compactness”, explain from Maranello, “favors the achievement of very high power levels. “. That specification, not surprisingly, sets the absolute record for a production car: 221 hp for every liter of displacement, equal to 2992 cm3 (limiter set at 8500 rpm).

The electric powertrain is integrated into the rear – positioned between the engine and gearbox and aligned with the V6 – and connected to the rear traction axle, while the transmission uses an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox and an electronically controlled self-locking differential. The two motors can be coupled and decoupled by means of a clutch, placed between the thermal and electrical unit, the latter powered by a high voltage battery with a capacity of 7.45 kWh.

Many will probably be wondering if the V6 architecture of this new Ferrari, on less noble paper than the V8 or V12 units, involves some sacrifice in terms of sound: the Red technicians reply that this new engine has an innovative tone, which “It harmoniously combines two usually contrasting characteristics such as the intensity of the turbo and the harmony of the high-frequency notes of the naturally aspirated V12”. Which seems to be a nice premise.

The aerodynamics have been taken care of, which uses an active rear bumper spoiler, inspired by the LaFerrari, which generates up to 360 kg of vertical load at 250 km / h with the Assetto Fiorano set-up. “The exploitation of the bumper for the generation of downforce has taken the design to the extreme and increased the cooling capacity of the car bottom, avoiding the adoption of active aerodynamic mechanisms at the front”, explain from Ferrari.

Particular attention was also paid to weight reduction: the introduction of the hybrid system is offset by the new V6 (30 kg less than the V8) and by the use of lightweight materials. So the dry weight amounts to 1470 kg, for a weight / power ratio of 1.77 kg / Cv. Four driving modes, manageable via the eManettino and designed to maximize efficiency or performance. Finally, the passenger compartment features a sophisticated full-digital control interface, derived from that of the SF90 Stradale, which contributes to making the dashboard as sober as it is hi-tech.

Deliveries of the 296 GTB will begin in the first quarter of 2022, the price for Italy (including VAT) is 269 thousand euros, that of the Assetto Fiorano 302 thousand euros. The 296 GTB joins the Ferrari range without replacing some models, positioning itself between the F8 Tributo and the SF90 Stradale.

Ferrari 296 GTB – Technical sheet


Type V6 – 120 ° – Turbo – Dry sump

Total displacement 2992 cm3

Bore and stroke 88 mm x 82 mm

Maximum power of the internal combustion engine * 663 hp at 8000 rpm.

Maximum hybrid system power ** 610 kW (830 hp) at 8000 rpm.

Maximum torque 740 Nm at 6250 rpm.

Maximum speed 8500 rpm.

Compression ratio 9.4: 1

High voltage battery capacity 7.45 kWh


Length 4565 mm

Width 1958 mm

Height 1187 mm

Wheelbase 2600 mm

Front track 1665 mm

Rear track 1632 mm

Dry weight *** 1470 kg

Dry weight / power ratio 1.77 kg / hp

Weight distribution 40.5% ant. / 59.5% post.

Tank capacity 65 liters


Front 245/35 ZR 20 J9.0

Rear 305/35 ZR 20 J11.0


Front 398 x 223 x 38 mm

Rear 360 x 233 x 32 mm


F1 dual-clutch gearbox and 8-speed


eSSC: eTC, eDiff, SCM, FDE2.0, EPS, ABS Evo, 6w-CDS sensor; Performance ABS / EBD with energy recovery


Top speed> 330 km / h

0-100 km / h 2.9 sec

0-200 km / h 7.3 sec

200-0 km / h 107 m

Fiorano lap time 1 ’21 “


Approval pending


* With 98 octane petrol

** In Qualify mode of the eManettino

*** Set-up with optional lightening contents

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