Ferrari unveils 2023 296 GT3

Ferrari unveils 2023 296 GT3

Ferrari’s new GT racer, the 296 GT3, has been unveiled. Replacing the 488 GT3, it’s designed to race in ‘Pro’ classes, targeted at “gentlemen drivers”, and will make its debut at the 2023 Daytona 24 Hours.


Based on the 296 GTB, the V6 engine has had its hybrid electric system removed to comply with race regulations, and develops around 600hp. The engine is sited further forwards and lower down than in the road version, to the benefit of centre of gravity and torsional rigidity (the latter 10% higher than the 488 GT3’s). The Xtrac gearbox is new and specific to this car: a single-clutch unit with six gears, arranged transversely. Clutch actuation is electronic via the steering wheel, rather than using a foot pedal.


Ferrari unveils 2023 296 GT3

The all-new chassis is made of aluminium and has a longer wheelbase than the road-going 296 GTB, as well as all-new suspension, upgraded braking and Rotiform forged wheels. The aerodynamic configuration yields 20% extra downforce over the previous 488 GT3. Inside, a completely redesigned cabin incorporates an F1-inspired multi-function steering wheel, a single Sabelt seat, adjustable pedals/steering and air conditioning.


Ferrari unveils 2023 296 GT3

Ferrari unveils 2023 296 GT3

Ferrari unveils 2023 296 GT3

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