The 2022 Ferrari 296GTB is an unique sports activities automobile that represents a brand new period for the Italian automaker, one which revolves round a V-6 engine and hybrid know-how. While each options are uncommon amongst Ferrari’s lengthy historical past of highway vehicles, they every have been employed within the firm’s racing campaigns. On the GTB, which stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta, a mixed 819 horsepower comes from a mid-mounted turbocharged V-6 and an electrical motor that is sandwiched between the engine and the eight-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission. All that energy is shipped solely to the rear wheels, which when mixed with the 296GTB’s compact dimension and comparatively light-weight development ought to make for a massively entertaining machine. Its stunning bodywork and modern cabin look to make it a showstopping piece as properly.
What’s New for 2022?
The 2022 296GTB is an all-new, plug-in-hybrid mannequin in Ferrari’s portfolio, which already consists of the plug-in SF90 Stradale and Spider. Look for the GTB to start out the development of Ferrari fashions with smaller-displacement engines and hybrid integration because the automotive panorama begins to additional embrace electrification.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
The 296GTB’s price ticket makes it unobtainable to the vast majority of us. However, if we may afford one, we might go for the carbon-fiber wheels in addition to the carbon-fiber Daytona seats.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Behind the cockpit of the 296GTB is a turbocharged V-6 that pairs with a plug-in-hybrid system. Together the gasoline engine and electrical motor mix to provide 819 horsepower that is despatched completely to the rear wheels by way of an eight-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission. The GTB can also be able to driving on electrical energy alone on energy drawn from a 6.0-kWh battery pack situated beneath the ground. Its 8500-rpm redline gives a visceral driving expertise, as we discovered throughout our first drive. We additionally skilled its exhilarating acceleration and the power to simply probe the bounds of its lofty efficiency. Along with 4 drive modes–eDrive, Hybrid, Performance, and Qualify–that present ascending efficiency traits, the 296GTB options electrically assisted energy steering and a brake-by-wire system. If you need lighter wheels than the usual twin-spoke cast models, a set of rims made from carbon fiber can be found.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA estimates that the 296GTB is sweet for 47 MPGe with a mixture of metropolis and freeway driving and its onboard battery is able to delivering round 8 miles of electric-only motoring. For extra details about the 296GTB’s gasoline economic system, go to the EPA’s website
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Inside, the 296GTB is an train in elegant minimalism, apart from the steering wheel. Its extreme controls create an ergonomic nightmare. Otherwise, the dashboard options a completely digital interface that’s derived from the SF90. The GTB’s seats and varied inside surfaces are lined with Italian leather-based that showcases the coupe’s luxurious aspect. The heart console incorporates a push-button shifter impressed by the gated handbook Ferrari gearboxes of previous. There’s a small compartment for storing the GTB’s ignition key on the middle console, too. A head-up show can also be discreetly built-in into the highest of the sprint.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The 296GTB does not have a standard infotainment system. Instead, features for the audio and navigation techniques are built-in into the digital gauge cluster. Unfortunately, we discovered the system to be fairly clumsy to make use of. The passenger can also be handled to a digital show that Ferrari says is meant to make them really feel like a co-driver.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The 296GTB is a automobile that is made to be pushed, so Ferrari hasn’t endowed it with any driver-assistance tech. It does have airbags and a backup digital camera although. For extra details about the 296GTB’s crash-test outcomes, go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) web sites.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Ferrari’s powertrain guarantee is shorter than what many mainstream automakers supply, nevertheless it’s aggressive with different supercar makers, akin to Lamborghini and McLaren. Unlike these two rivals, nonetheless, Ferrari additionally gives an unbelievable quantity of complimentary upkeep.
- Limited guarantee covers three years and limitless miles
- Powertrain guarantee covers three years and limitless miles
- Complimentary upkeep covers seven years and limitless miles
2022 Ferrari 296GTB
Vehicle Type: mid-engine, mid-motor, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.0-liter V-6, 654 hp, 546 lb-ft + AC motor, 164 hp, 232 lb-ft (mixed output: 819 hp, 546 lb-ft; 6.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack)
8-speed dual-clutch computerized
Wheelbase: 102.4 in
Length: 179.7 in
Width: 77.1 in
Height: 46.7 in
Cargo Volume: 7 ft3
Curb Weight: 3700 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 2.9 sec
100 mph: 5.7 sec
1/4-Mile: 9.7 sec
Top Speed: 205 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST)
Combined/City/Highway: 20/18/22 mpg
Combined Gas + Electric: 60 MPGe
EV Range: 10 mi