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Ferrari Reveals First Images of New 296 GT3 Car

Ferrari reveals first images of new GT3 car ahead of race debut next year…

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Ferrari has unveiled the first images of the 296 GT3, which is currently in development ahead of its race debut next year as the replacement for the 488 GT3.

The new car, which is being developed by Ferrari and assembled by ORECA, will be powered by a V6 engine. Ferrari emphasizes that the hybrid power that is a part of the 296 GTB road version has been removed in compliance with GT3 technical regulations.

In terms of design, Ferrari says it has worked to preserve the link to the production model through the addition of the added aerodynamics and characteristic elements of the racing version.

These changes include a revision of the front end with a new splitter as well as a big wing with hanging elements at the rear of the car.

The road car’s design was partially inspired by the 250 LM that achieved success at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 1960s.

On-track development for the new car will begin ‘in the coming months’ ahead of a race debut set for 2023.

Ferrari’s sports car racing director Antonello Coletta told Sportscar365 last month that the plan is to perform the first rollout at the manufacturer’s Fiorano test track in late March or early April.

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Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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