The brand new automobile, which has been developed in-house at Ferrari below a staff led by head of GT race automobile design Ferdinando Cannizzio, might be primarily based on the manufacturing 296 GTB that’s powered by a turbo-charged V6 hybrid engine.
Nevertheless, Ferrari has confused that the race mannequin is not going to be outfitted with the electrical unit in compliance with technical rules.
The highway mannequin was partly impressed by Ferrari’s final outright Le Mans winner, the 250 LM that took victory within the 1965 race.
It was announced in October that seasoned French manufacturer ORECA will take over from Michelotto because the constructor of Ferrari’s new GT3 automobile.
It’ll mark a return for Hugues de Chaunac’s operation, which has most lately targeting prototype racing in LMP2, to the GT theatre it dominated within the late 1990s with the Chrysler Viper GTS-R that claimed three class victories at Le Mans, in addition to outright victories on the Spa, Nurburgring and Daytona 24 Hours.
Ferrari 296 GT3 sketch
Picture by: Ferrari
A Ferrari assertion mentioned the 296 GT3 “will start growth on the observe within the coming months in view of its race debut, scheduled for 2023”.
It is going to be eligible to race on the Le Mans 24 Hours from 2024, when GT3 cars will replace the current GTE machines.
The 296 GT3 will substitute the outgoing V8-powered 488, which Ferrari describes as essentially the most profitable racing automobile in its historical past.
The 488 GT3 has been in service because it took over from the Michelotto-built 458 in 2016 and had an Evo improve in 2020.
It gained the Spa 24 Hours final yr with Iron Lynx trio Alessandro Pier Guidi, Come Ledogar and Nicklas Nielsen, which proved essential in scooping a second consecutive GT World Problem Europe Endurance Cup title for each Ferrari and Pier Guidi.
Ferrari will return to the highest class of sportscar racing subsequent yr with its first fully-fledged works entry in the World Endurance Championship since 1973.
Its deliberate 2023 Le Mans Hypercar, which is as but unnamed, might be run by works staff AF Corse and is due for its first roll-out in June.