V for V6: Ferrari 296 GTB

Ferrari has been building motor sports V6 engines for a long time. Today, the luxury sports car manufacturer from Maranello is bringing the tried-and-tested design to the road. The debut? In our opinion, the 296 GTB is an outstanding success. But see for yourself!
Text Alfred Rzyski
Photo Ferrari

V for vendetta? No:V for V6! And for the first time in a street Ferrari since the Dino models. On top of that, the »Cavallino Rampante« is presenting its first plug-in hybrid in the form of the brand-new 296 GTB. In short, this is a game changer for the Italian brand. And it redefines driving pleasure in Berlinetta form. At least that's what Ferrari promises. Considering its output of 830 hp, we won't argue with that. The compact sports car is inspired not only by the race-track-tested engine design, but also by the unmistakable visual reference to the 250 LM from 1963. This is particularly true of the rear wheel arches, which lead to the rear end, which is as striking as it is elegant. The front, in turn, draws on the design language of the SF90. If that's still not enough sportiness for you, it's best to order the »Assetto Fiorano package«. Equipped with this package, the 296 GTB becomes even lighter, even more (aero-)dynamic - and even more tempting.

Ferrari 296 GTB
Drive: 3.0-liter V6 engine & electric motor
Max. System power: 830 hp
Max. Torque: 740 Nm at 6250 rpm
0-100 km/h: 2.9 seconds
Vmax: > 330 km/h

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