Ferrari officially launched Chapter 296:, Its first V6 powered model in nearly half a century. The F171 is the brand’s latest mid-rear engine two-seater Berlinetta. It was launched as a plug-in hybrid, making it a successor. SF90 Street And its Spider derivatives.
The engine is a brand new 120° twin-turbocharged V6 engine with a displacement of 2,992 cc, which the automaker has chosen to label as a 2.9-liter engine. This and the number of cylinders are the origin of the name of the car.
F163 was fully developed in-house and was the first six-cylinder mill installed on a road car with the Prancing Horse logo; into the 1970s, the company had a V6 sports car series, but these models were sold under the name of Dino, the last one It was a 246 GT from 1974.
Technical highlights include the installation of the turbocharger in the V-shape, which improves packaging, lowers the center of gravity and reduces engine mass. The IHI turbocharger has also been modified. It can now rotate to 180,000 rpm and has significant improvements in performance and efficiency.
The power output of the device is 654 horsepower (663 horsepower), and the mill is paired with an electric motor capable of providing 122 kilowatts (164 horsepower, or 167 horsepower), providing a total of 818 horsepower (830 horsepower) at 8,000 rpm and 740 Nm for the 296 GTB. 6,250 rpm output mode.The gearbox is a familiar area, it is an eight-speed wet dual-clutch gearbox, as shown above SF90 Street with SF90 spider, Rome with Portofino M.
The performance data of the 1,470 kg product includes a time of 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, a time of 0-200 km/h in 7.3 seconds, and a top speed exceeding 330 km/h. As for the mandatory Fiorano lap time, it is 1 minute 21 seconds.
Like the SF90, the car is equipped with MGU-K (Motor Generator Set, Kinetic). In this case, this is a dual-rotor single-stator axial flux motor. Compared with the previous one, the torque has been increased to 315 Nm. However, unlike Stradale, the 296 GTB does not have a front electric motor, which makes it the first PHEV Ferrari with only rear-wheel drive.
Like the application of the flagship model, the MGU-K is installed between the engine and the transmission, and a transition management actuator (TMA) is set between the engine and the electric motor—essentially a clutch to electrically connect them Decoupling. Only eDrive mode. The new system consists of a three-plate dry clutch, a clutch command module consistent with the power transmission system and ECU.
The lithium-ion battery is an 80-cell 7.45 kWh unit, which is four fewer cells than the 7.9 kWh battery in the SF90. According to Ferrari Technical Director Michael Lights, it is mounted on the top of the floor, is 2 kg lighter than Stradale’s device (which takes about three hours to fully charge), and charges about 5% faster. Nevertheless, the full electric cruising range of 25 kilometers is similar to that of the SF90, and the car can travel up to 135 kilometers per hour under pure electric drive.
Like the SF90, there are four drive modes available, which can be selected through the eManettino controller. These are all-electric eDrive; Hybrid, the default setting when the car is started; Performance, keeps the engine running and prioritizes charging the battery rather than efficiency, while Qualify provides maximum power output by allowing the electric motor to work at its maximum output and improves performance Prioritize battery charging.
In terms of vehicle dynamics control system, you will find eSSC (electronic side slip control), electric traction control (eTC) and eDiff mixed together, but the new six-channel chassis dynamics sensor (6w-CDS) is in the car.
This helps to improve the car’s driving pleasure factors, improve the vehicle’s response to steering and throttle inputs, and the feeling of coherent advancement of gears every time you change gears.
Braking has also been enhanced, including a new brake-by-wire system and a new feature called ABS evo, which ensures that pedal travel is reduced to an absolute minimum, and the track of motion elements is improved without neglecting light braking or efficiency at start .
The new ABS evo and its integration with the 6w-CDS sensor have also significantly shortened the parking distance on dry ground, and the braking force is more consistent under repeated strong braking.The automaker said that with F8 Tribute, 296 GTB shortens 200-0 km/h braking distance by 8.8%
The 296 GTB is 4,565 mm long, 1,958 mm wide, 1,187 mm high, and has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm long. It is a handsome car that incorporates a lot of retro-style elements into its compact exterior.
Inspired by past models, especially the 250 LM in 1963, it provides a reference point for the design of the B-pillar, the air intake wing and the Kamm tail wing.At the same time, the sun visor type wrap-around windshield is derived from the disposable P80/C And the J50 in the Japanese market, and the headlights are borrowed from the past “drop-shaped” headlights.
Therefore, although there is a visual link to SF90, the suit worn by 296 is definitely its own. The front end is more tapered than the vehicle manufacturer’s previous mid-rear engine V8 models. The rear part of the car has an organic feel, with imposing flying buttresses, wide wings and a unique 3D engine compartment cover glass. Add visual painting to the surface.
In terms of wheels, the car uses a new double-spoke alloy design to highlight the sculptural effect of the starburst shape, and can be equipped with a five-spoke forged diamond cutting unit. In addition, there is a carbon fiber wheel option, which is 8 kg lighter than forged wheels, if you are interested in performance.
Aerodynamics has received a lot of attention. One of the main highlights is the addition of an active rear aerodynamic device, which can not only control resistance, but also generate additional downforce to maximize the car’s handling and control at high speeds. Dynamic performance. Based on the LaFerrari unit, the active spoiler integrated into the rear bumper enables the car to generate a high level of rear downforce, which can generate up to 360 kg of downforce at 250 km/h, and is equipped with a designated Assetto for the car Fiorano kit.
Inside, the cockpit of the 296 GTB continues the technology-centric direction that premiered on the SF90 Stradale. The digital instrument panel is set in a deep crack carved out by the trim of the instrument panel and remains the main focus. It is flanked by two side satellites, each with air conditioning vents and independent capacitive touch controls.
Efforts have been made to integrate design elements as seamless as possible to improve cohesion and fluidity in the cabin space. For example, the sculptural door panels are a continuation of the instrument panel in terms of materials and colors, while the head-up display is integrated into the leather trim. Similarly, the speaker cover uses the same color thermoplastic material as the dashboard.
Like the SF90, the 296 GTB is also equipped with the Assetto Fiorano package, which includes an adjustable Multimatic shock absorber derived from GT racing, optimized for track use, and a high downforce carbon fiber attachment on the front bumper, which can provide an additional 10 kg The downforce of the weight and the wider use of lightweight materials such as the cabin and exterior carbon fiber. These include reworked door panels, which can reduce weight by more than 12 kg.
Other options unique to the Assetto Fiorano package include ultra-light Lexan rear windshield, which can reduce weight by 15 kg, and Michelin Sport Cup2R high-performance tires for track enthusiasts. The special camouflage inspired by 250 Le Mans can also be ordered exclusively by those taking the Assetto route, as can be seen in the silver example in the photo here.
Delivery of the 296 GTB is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of next year, starting from the left-hand drive in the European market. As for pricing, this will start from 269,000 Euros (RM1.47 million) for standard cars and 302,000 Euros (RM1.5 million) for Italian Assetto Fiorano.