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Monday, June 28, 2021

Finally the latest hybrid V6 engined of Ferrari revealed

Still fresh in our memories, some time ago we've been discussed about the prancing horse logoed premium car manufacturer being testing a v6 engined car covered by a strange-looking camouflage known as the F171 around its plant in Maranello which is said also projected as a rival to the McLaren Artura.
Ferrari officially launched the latest V6 engine model called the Ferrari 296 GTB. (Picture from: Roadandtrack)
And recently, Ferrari officially launched the latest V6 engine model called the Ferrari 296 GTB (GTB for 'GranTurismo Berlinetta'), as we know that the Italian manufacturer last launched a V6 engine model back in the 1960s and called the Ferrari Dino 246 GT

And the Ferrari 296 GTB sports car is the third of three promised cars for this year. Meanwhile its first SUV called Ferrari Purosangue (Italian mean for 'thoroughbred' or 'pure blood') is expected to launch next year (2022). And specifically for the 296 GTB model, it will be launched in 2 variants, namely the standard version and the tough and track-oriented Assetto Fiorano version.
The Ferrari 296 GTB 'Asseto Fiorano' variant is described as the tough and track-oriented version. (Picture from: GridOto)
Also, for the first time in a mid-engined sports car, Ferrari uses active aero devices to create downforce instead of reducing drag. The mentioned kit is inspired by the Ferrari LaFerrari, which includes an active rear spoiler integrated into the rear bumper.

The Italian manufacturer claims that this device is said to be capable of producing downforce of up to 360 kg at 155 mph when embedded in the tough and track-oriented Assetto Fiorano package. Even in the standard version, it produces 100 kg more than its predecessor.
The Ferrari 296 GTB is powered by a hybrid drivetrain consisting of a 2,992cc V6 turbocharged engine coupled with an electric motor. (Picture from: Roadandtrack)
The car has also been outfitted with distinctive design features promoting its visual connection to other new-age Ferraris, including the Ferrari SF90 Stradale and Roma, while clearly distancing this newcomer Prancing Horse species from the Ferrari F8 Tributo and its closely related 488 GTB ancestor.
The Ferrari 296 GTB will be priced at €269,000 or $321,000 for the standard version, while for the Assetto Fiorano version which has spectacular capabilities will be priced at €302,000. (Picture from: Roadandtrack)
However, Ferrari also admits that this model is inspired by its legendary classics such as the 1963 Ferrari 250 LM, which is evident in the design of the B-pillar, hamstring and stern crest. While the cover windshield is a keyword borrowed from the unique Ferrari P80/C and the Ferrari J50, known as the Ferrari species specifically for Japan.
Ferrari 296 GTB is powered by a 2,992cc V6 turbocharged engine to develop 654 hp alone. (Picture from: Roadandtrack)
The car also has a number of air intakes made as small as possible (for a cleaner look) by blowing hot air under the car, meaning cold air must be separated from the rear intercooler, while the hybrid system cools the vents towards the rear, while the front of the car can be optimized aerodynamically with a more conical design than before.

Then the use of "Aero" calipers, which are inspired by the SF90 Stradale, also allows a number of optimizations for downforce. They are cooled by an integrated duct in the headlights by creating a space to bring the underbody as deep as possible to the floor and thus "exaggerates the suction caused by the floor effect". 
The Ferrari 296 GTB uses active 'Aero' flap devices to create downforce instead of reducing drag inspired of the LaFerrari model. (Picture from: Roadandtrack)
Meanwhile, as a drivetrain, this car carries a hybrid drivetrain consisting of a 2,992cc V6 turbocharged engine combined with an electric motor, all of which are capable of pumping power up to 818 hp (in which the gasoline engine alone develops 654 hp, while its electrical motor assists the power of 164 hp).

Furthermore, for performance, the new Ferrari 296 GTB is able to accelerate from rest to 100 kph in just 2.9 seconds, to match the F8. Then to speed up to 200 kph in 7.9 seconds or half a second faster than Tributo. On flats, the new car can be accelerated to a top speed of 330 kph, slightly slower than the conventional V8 engined Ferraris.
With performance figures like that, on paper it clearly seen that the Ferrari 296 GTB is slightly powerful than its British rival Artura. But if in real conditions it has never been proven which one is more powerful. Maybe it's waiting for you to take it to the circuit and races against Artura.😉
For the price, the Italian manufacturer says that the two-seater sports car will be priced at €269,000 or $321,000 for the standard version, while for the Assetto Fiorano version which has spectacular capabilities will be priced at €302,000 (approx Rp. 5,202 billion). And the first shipments are expected to be realized in the first quarter of 2022 for the European consumers. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FERRARI | MOTOR1 | ROADANDTRACK ]
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