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  1. ajr550

    ajr550 Formula Junior

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    I had assumed that the Asseto Fiorano pack would replace the VS versions of production models but there are some suggestions on other threads that the VS models may continue.
    I am particularly keen to know if anyone has heard anything about a VS version of the 296.
     
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  2. Shack

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    It kinda makes sense as it seems there will be an SF90 Vs and based on previous model roll-out it makes perfect sense to do a 296 VS. Spoke with my dealer on this and they said its likely but minimum requirement would be a 296
     
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  3. ajr550

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    Thanks.
    If there is an SF90 VS I'm sure there will be a 296 VS.
     
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  4. Shack

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    probably should order a 296 to be ahead of the game :)
     
  5. ajr550

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    Correct.Just made the call.
    Will try one out this month and then order.Only concern is lack of headroom.
    I have asked around in UK and dealers think 296 VS is likely.
     
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  6. chrixxx

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    List of Ferrari Racing Versions and their road going versions:

    360 GTC - 360 Challenge Stradale
    430 GTC - 430 Scuderia
    458 GT3/E - 458 Speciale
    488 GT3/E - 488 Pista
    296 GT3 - there is no reason to NOT have a Lightweight, track oriented car....

    so yes there will be a VS (or however it will be called by then)
     
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  7. ajr550

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    Agreed.
    Assuming it does happen the really interesting question is will it be hybrid.I am guessing it will have to be but am hoping it will not be.
     
  8. REALZEUS

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    Of course it will be a hybrid. Otherwise it would be slower than the base car.
     
  9. Shack

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    #9 Shack, Jun 7, 2022
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    Unfortunately I cant attend our local track event with the car - but will drive it early July.

    I configured one with the CF race seats - this may help you with headroom BTW. 99.9% sure I will just order one.
     
  10. ajr550

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    I think you are probably right but we know the GT3 is not(and I get the regulation point) so it will be interesting to see if the 296 Challenge is hybrid.
    If not there must be a chance that 296 VS will not be.
     
  11. Jo Sta7

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    It will 100% be a hybrid
     
  12. ajr550

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    Both Challenge and VS ?
     
  13. Jo Sta7

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    No idea about challenge. Probably not. But all road going Ferraris are going to be hybrids now and then eventually electrics. Except for maybe a few super one offs.
     
  14. Maximus1973

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    Challenge will not be hybrid as the new GT3 also isn't hybrid.
    Hybrid doesn't fly with FIA regulations.
     
  15. REALZEUS

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    Challenge cars don't have to abide by FIA regulations though.
     
  16. Jo Sta7

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    I’d imagine there’s no reason for the challenge cars to be hybrid and they won’t be. They crash. They’ll be cheaper and easier to fix if they aren’t hybrids.
     
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  17. LVP488

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    OTOH, who cares about the costs?
     
  18. Shack

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    Its not only costs, but time and complexity of the setup.

    Anyway anyone here actually spent some time with the 296?
     
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  20. Jo Sta7

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    Ha, um, the people racing in challenge who wreck sometimes?
     
  21. Shack

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    Did that and note your last comment "
    Two weeks from now I should drive the 296 more extensively in Italy, so hopefully I will find out how to drive it properly ;)
    "

    I will do so in 4 weeks time.
     
  22. Maximus1973

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    true, but the batteries are a serious health issue on any track and thus no battery on the Challenge.
     
  23. Maximus1973

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    You obviously haven't raced before....
     
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  24. LVP488

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    I actually race in a cheap series, because I do care about the costs... my comment was just ironically assuming people racing with Ferrari are beyond such trivial concerns.
     
  25. Maximus1973

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    Touche.
    But as I do race with Challenge series, the costs do matter unless you own Google/Apple/an Oil field.
    Compared to other car makers Ferrari's are very expensive to run on the track.
     
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