Ferrari 296 GTB: a small V6 with 830 hp

After months of spyshots, rumors, here is the first supercar Ferrari V6 roadster : the Ferrari 296 GTB ! If you thought the Maserati MC20's 630hp 3.0L V6 was impressive, the 663hp 2.9L V6 Ferrari engine, aided by an electric motor, offers a total of 830hp at 8000rpm.

The design of this Ferrari 296 GTB is not unexpected. A "soft" mix of Roma in the front, SF90 in the back in a compact size.


The engine is a whole new 2.9L V6 at 120This is coupled with an electric motor which, in addition to offering more power, allows for up to 25 km of all-electric driving.

Regarding performance, the 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 2.9 seconds. The 0 to 200 km/h in 7.6 sec. The promise of Ferrari in this new segment of compact sports cars with V6 engines is fun to drive ! (we've already heard that from others).


Another point, Ferrari seems to have succeeded in giving a good sound to its V6where Maserati seems to have failed with its MC20.

The sound of the V6 has been worked on with a special exhaust line. Ferrari is so proud of it that internally they call it a small V12.


Maserati MC20, Ferrari 296 GTB and Mclaren Artura comparison

The war on the new V6 sports car segment is declared. Maserati MC20, McLaren Artura and now Ferrari 296 GTB, make your choice!

Maserati MC20Ferrari 296 GTBMcLaren Artura Hybrid
Engine3.0L V6 902.9L V6 120° + electric3.0L V6 120° + electric
Power630 hp (thermal)830 hp (663 hp thermal + 167 hp electric)680 HP (585 HP thermal + 95 HP electric)
Couple730 Nm740 Nm720 Nm
Maximum speed7,500 rpm8,500 rpm8,500 rpm
Weight1 500 kg1,470 kg1,395 kg
Gearbox8 reports8 reports8 reports
Dimensions (length x width x height)4.66 x 2.17 x 1.22 m4.57 x 1.96 x 1.19 m4.54 x 2.08 x 1.19
0 to 100 km/h2.9 sec2.9 sec3 sec
0 to 200 km/h8.8 sec7.3 sec8.2 sec
Maximum speed325 km/h330 km/h330 km/h
Price220 000 € (excluding malus)270 000 € (excluding malus)228 000 € (excluding malus)

No doubt Lamborghini will soon enter this segment with a new production hybrid announced for 2023. And why not one day, an Alfa Romeo 6C cousin of the MC20... There is a place to take under 200 000 €.


For the complete video presentation of the Ferrari 296 GTBIt is below.



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  1. V6 for ferrari, mouais... The soul of the brand must absolutely be preserved, I do not think that Ferrari must go further in the hybrid and downsizing. There are heritages that should be preserved in spite of the electric air of time...

    • With the banning of internal combustion engines in some cities in 2030 or 2035, everyone has to prepare for it and in the end this 296 GTB is positioned on a new segment that did not exist before at Ferrari. Porsche is going, McLaren is going, Maserati is going, Lamborghini is going... brands like Bugatti and Aston Martin will also go. Now, on what scale it will be sold, for which customers... once again, nobody is Mrs. Irma of what the car market will be like in 10 years. But we have to prepare for it. Coming back to the 296 GTB, I think that's why Ferrari insists very strongly on the "fun to drive" aspect to tell the fans "don't worry, it's a v6 hybrid but it's still a Ferrari".

      • In fact I saw an interview with the director of maseratti. He said that yes, there will be electric and other hybrids, but that there are mechanical heritages and traditions to preserve that will always be linked to particular brands. And Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maseratti and others are the heirs. Porsche wants to go all electric? they will lose a lot of customers. Same for Aston.

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