Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Production years: 2022, 2023
The era of hybrid supercars had already begun when the Italian automaker introduced the 296 GTB on the market in 2022, but it used the technology not just to save fuel but also to add performance.
It wasn't Ferrari's first hybrid vehicle. That credit goes to the 2019 SF90. In just a few years, the Italian car manufacturer gained a lot of experience in doing these kinds of vehicles. It gained experience thanks to F1 racing and then added some other technologies. With all of these combined and matched to fit under a beautiful bodywork designed in the Ferrari Styling Center by Flavio Manzoni, the 296 GTB broke covers in June 2021.
Like all mid-engined supercars made by Ferrari, the 296 GTB sported a short nose and a slim front area to minimize drag. Still, a lower bumper fitted with an air dam that housed a center air intake and two side scoops provided additional downforce to the vehicle. The vehicle's profile revealed a raked windshield and a short roof above the cabin. Even though the rear windscreen was vertical, the designer had created side, sloped-down posts that made the cabin look longer. At the back, the muscular-looking quarter panels featured up-mounted air intakes for the engine. Finally, the rear fascia sported two pairs of round LED taillights and a center-mounted exhaust above the underbody's diffuser.
The cabin boasted a pair of sports seats wrapped in Alcantara and leather. Ferrari mounted the driver's seat between the front and rear axle in the middle to enhance feedback. On the dashboard, a digital display showed various functions of the vehicle, including a wide tachometer and the battery status. The low center console featured a cup holder and the controls for the gearbox. But one of the most particular parts of the interior was the steering wheel that sported shift lights incorporated into the rim on the upper section. Moreover, it was also fitted with main controls for lights, turn signals, wipers, and the famous "Manettino" drive-mode selector.
Powering this hybrid supercar was a 120-degree V6 engine, helped by a pair of turbochargers that spooled between cylinder banks. In addition, an electric motor of 167 PS (165 hp) completed the power department for a total of 830 PS (819 hp). Thanks to a 7.45 kWh battery pack, the 296 GTB plug-in hybrid could drive up to 25 kilometers (15.5 miles).
ENGINE SPECS - 3.0L V6 PHEV 8AT RWD (830 HP)
|Power:||487.6 KW @ 8000 RPM|
663 HP @ 8000 RPM
654 BHP @ 8000 RPM
|Torque:||546 lb-ft @ 3250 RPM|
740 Nm @ 3250 RPM
|Electrical motor power:||122.8 kw (167 hp)|
|Total maximum power:||610.5 kw (830 hp)|
|Total maximum torque:||545.8 lb-ft (740 Nm)|
|Fuel System:||Direct Injection|
|Fuel capacity:||17.2 gallons (65.1 L)|
|Top Speed:||205 mph (330 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||2.9 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||8-speed automatic F1 DCT|
|Tire Size:||245/35 R20 // 305/35 R20|
|Length:||179.7 in (4564 mm)|
|Width:||62.9 in (1598 mm)|
|Height:||46.7 in (1186 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||65.6/64.3 in (1,666/1,633 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||102.4 in (2601 mm)|
|Unladen Weight:||3241 lbs (1470 kg)|
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
|Maximum Capacity:||7.45 kWh|
|Range:||15.5 miles (24.9 km)|
FUEL ECONOMY (WLTP)
|Combined:||36.8 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions (Combined):||149 g/km|
|Average Energy consumption WLTP: 14 kWh/100 km|