Ferrari 296 GTB Is Downsizing Done Right!

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2022 Ferrari 296 GTB Exterior quarter front

On average, Ferrari produces about 8400 cars a year and we’re here to talk about one of them. The all-new 2022 Ferrari 296 GTB.

Ferrari 296 GTB – Things We Like

The 296 GTB has a very sleek and wide front design
  • Stunning exterior
  • Driver-focused interior
  • Turbo V6 is a clean-sheet design and crazy powerful
  • Hybrid power – makes the 296 somewhat faster than the F8
  • Optional Assetto Fiorano (AF) pack that shaves off 12 kgs in total and adds some new bits of carbon fiber to go faster
Hybrid motor makes up for the downsizing

Ferrari 296 GTB – Things We Dislike

  • The rear haunches and air intake seem like a copy of the Ford GT
  • Holes along with headlights look unappealing
  • The screen control touchpad on the wheel can act as a distraction
  • The infotainment system has delayed inputs
  • More track functional than normal roads
Driver focussed interior of the 296 GTB has all controls in the pilot’s sight

Ferrari 296 GTB – Must Know Details

  • All-new 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 (the first of its kind)
  • 819 BHP of power and x Nm of torque
  • 7.45 kWh battery
  • Electric motor produces 165 BHP of power and 315 Nm of torque
  • 8-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • 0-100 km/hr – 2.9 seconds
  • 0-200 km/hr – 7.3 seconds
  • eDrive top speed – 134 km/hr
  • Top speed – 300 km/hr
  • V6 engine apes a naturally aspirated Ferrari V12, some even call the engine ‘piccolo V12’, or a small V12 in Italian
Isn’t it a thing of beauty?
The sight most people will see of this Ferrari

Ferrari 296 GTB Competitors

If horsepower can be sidelined, the McLaren Artura is a strong rival to the Ferrari 296 GTB and a possible alternative, all whilst being lighter on the pocket.

The McLaren Artura is the closest rival of the Ferrari 296 GTB

Ferrari 296 GTB – Our Verdict

The Ferrari 296 GTB is going to give McLaren some sleepless nights for sure. Right now, no one builds a better mid-engine supercar, and it’s a V6 Hybrid from the world’s most popular supercar company.

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