Ferrari has completed a rollout of the new 296 GT3 model ahead of its competitive race debut next year.
Alessandro Pier Guidi and Andrea Bertolini handled driving duties Tuesday of the new V6 turbo contender at Ferrari’s test track in Fiorano, with the day’s program alternating between on-track running and time being “checked by technicians in Marnello” according to a statement from the Italian manufacturer.
The 296 GT3 is the first Ferrari race car to be built by ORECA, which will be charged with production.
“Today marks the occasion of GT racing becoming part of our future,” said Head of Ferrari Attivita Sportive GT Antonello Coletta. “And it’s a special moment.
“We chose to carry out the first tests in Fiorano because it’s our home and to allow the people who worked on the project to share a very special emotion.
“The car has an intense testing program ahead of it, but we’ve already had some good feedback from this first session.”