There it is: The official launch of the new Ferrari 296 GT3 at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit today
This track-focused, ready-to-tin newest model is the thrilling culmination of endless hours of development by the engineers of Ferrari Competizione GT. It represents the future of the Prancing Horse in GT racing and promises to provide maximum racing fun for drivers and spectators around the globe in the seasons ahead.
Return to six-cylinder: The 296 GT3 marks the return to the track of a six-cylinder-engined Ferrari even though, in compliance with technical regulations, it doesn’t have the electric unit featured in the 296 GTB. A 120° vee configuration with equally-spaced firings was introduced for the 296 GT3s V6 combustion engine. This is based on its road-going twin, as is the positioning of the turbos inside the vee. All this brings significant benefits in terms of compactness, lower centre of gravity and reduced mass, and also helps to achieve very high power levels.
The 296 GT3 is the result of an comprehensive aerodynamic research began in the concept phase of the 296 GTB that was developed with the challenge of the track usage and competition in mind. It has been calibrated with sophisticated CFD simulations supported by advanced systems and in the wind tunnel, covered every possible operating condition. It was possible to create an aerodynamic configuration capable of operating within the homologation parameters, reducing sensitivity to trim variations to benefit the cars speed, handling and predictability. This precise and detailed work on the shapes yielded a gain of 20% in downforce on the car over the previous generation.
The car’s already vast range of standard equipment can be enriched with a series of parts – such as those for endurance racing – capable of meeting all the demands of drivers or teams using it in major championships, for which specific data acquisition systems are available.
Always at the driver’s service, this tool can be personalised to different levels of implementation and analysis for an increasingly professional use of telemetry, which, in the 296 GT3, can – on request – be sent to the pits in real-time.
Other optional equipment includes different seat sizes and dimensions, rear radar, carbon-fibre clutch, TPMS or IRTPMS systems for measuring tyre temperature and pressure, and additional twenty-four-hour high beams.
V6 Engine - 600Hp Maximum Power - 712 Nm Maximum Torque
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