Ferrari Previews the 296 GT3 Engineered by Its Competizioni GT Team
The racer will hit the tracks in 2023.
In anticipation of the 2023 season, Ferrari has now unveiled the first look at its upcoming 296 GT3.
As its name suggests, the new track racer will be the GT3 version of the 296 GTB and will replace the current 488 for next year. While the new car no doubt borrows its design from the standard GTB option, it also has significant aero upgrades, including a full body kit that equips the vehicle with a much lower front splitter, canards on both sides of the front bumper, reimagined side skirts, vents that lead into the front fenders to lower turbulence affecting the wheel wells, a large air diffuser at the rear, and a hefty rear wing on top.
In terms of power, the 296 GT3 will also drop the hybrid powertrain used in the GTB variant in order to comply with racing regulations. Instead, it’ll carry a mid-mounted V6 engine that usually pushes out 654 horsepower, a significant step up from the 600-horsepower V8 of the 488, although Ferrari will probably have to dial down the power output before racing.
For now, its other specifications have been kept under wraps, but we’ll learn more as we approach the 296 GT3’s debut in 2023.
Elsewhere in the automotive world, Audi has unveiled its A6 Avant E-Tron concept.