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  1. gatorgreg

    gatorgreg Formula 3

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    The dealers are telling everyone the next challenge car is a hybrid car based on the 296. Anyone heard anything?
     
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  3. Gh21631

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    Makes sense but I imagine it will be at least 3 more years.
     
  4. chrixxx

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    Not sure about the Challenge but the 296 GT3 will be a V6 Bi-Turbo, debute season will be 2023
     
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  5. PaulK

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    I was told that this is two or so years away.
     
  6. Scudmsl

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    I have heard the same.
     
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  8. chrixxx

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    the homologation period for the 488 GT3/E will end 2023. The new 296 GT3 will debute by end of 2022 and should get starting delivered to race teams and customers in 2023. From 2024 onwards the 488 GT3 will not be homologated anymore. Development for the 296 GT3 has already started by Ferrari Competizioni GT Department.

    GT3 044 01.03.2016 Ferrari 488 GT3 fin 2023 (source, www.fia.com)

    As said, the Challenge can run a different period as it is Ferraris own one make series but I doubt Ferrari will use the current 488 Challenge after 2022 my guess is that we will see a transition year in 2023.
     
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  9. gatorgreg

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    Chris is on his game again. I heard the same. 296 is the next challenge coming end of 2023. I wish Ferrari would scrap the street car chassis and just go with a detuned GT3 like everyone else. It saves cost.
     
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  10. Maximus1977

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    Heard more or less the same. They will keep the Challenge 488 for 2 more years after which it will be 296.
    However everyone kept saying it will not have the batteries inside.
    Strictly ICE only. Unless FIA changes the rules.
    Adding the Hybrid system will pose a serious issue with safety and will make tracking these cars much more complicated.
     
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  11. red passion

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    Are ew really talking about a Challenge/GT3 version of the 296 if will not have the hybrid elements? I assume the 296 without the hybrid system would end up to be fundamentally different car...
     
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  13. willcrook

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    it'll be a real ball ache for Ferrari to rework the car without the hybrid system imo
     
  14. chrixxx

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    the 296 GT3 will be a V6 bi Turbo. No Hybrid. Development has begun and testing will start around March. official presentation is expected for Finali Mondiali 2022 and delivery for 2023.

    and yes, the 296 GT3 will be a fundamental different car from his road going version.... (like the 488 GT3/E already is)
     
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  16. ewright

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    Does anyone have insight into why the departure from Michelotto?
     
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  18. chrixxx

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    Signes, france. Close to Paul Ricard Race Track
     
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  19. 275gtb6c

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    Yes, I also wondered why the French? With all due respect, but Ferrari is an Italian car and Michelotto did and do a fantastic job. It is probably about costs but probably ends up in misery. Misere is very French...

    Ciao
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  20. john a barnes

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    I read that the engine output alone is over 600 Cavallinos. Can't be all bad.
     
  21. gatorgreg

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    I don't mind a Ferrari V6 twin turbo. If it is anything like the Alfa V6 engine, wow. It's going to be fun.
     
  22. JAM1

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    I understand the GT3s are open for order now, but what about the 296 challenge? Does anyone have info on them yet?
     
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  23. mdrums

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    I’m going to assume due to sanctioning race organizations, GT World, IMSA, WEC this 296GT3 is not a hybrid? Any word if Ferrari Challenge Series for the 296 will be hybrid or all ICE?
     
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    My understanding is the challenge 296 will be ICE just like the GT3. Just interested in the challenge version for myself though… but not sure if the switch will be in 23 or 24 season.
     
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  25. gatorgreg

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    I heard the 488 will run for 22,23 and 24. The 296 CH will be running in early 2024.
     

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