Ferrari 296 GTB won the 2022 Car Design Award

Maranello’s 830-horsepower V6 Hybrid has won the Best Production Design Award

Alessandro Pinto

The Ferrari 296 GTB is designed for “Driving Pleasure” and therefore for maximum driving satisfaction, it is also capable of pleasing the eye. The Berlinetta, with its centrally located inline-six engine, shrouded in a plug-in hybrid system, actually won the 2022 Car Design Award in the Production Vehicle category, intended for serial production models. A prestigious acclaim, and yet another, earned by the Ferrari Style Center directed by Flavio Manzoni, able to design always functional lines for maximum aerodynamic efficiency, but without any compromise on the stylistic level.

Regulations and creativity

The winners are selected by a jury of 11 expert journalists, representatives of the most prestigious international automotive magazines. The jury awarded the Ferrari 296 GTB the highest award in the production car category with the following motivation: “Creating such a beautiful and organic look in compliance with all applicable regulations and at the same time providing the car with outstanding technology and performance. The highest level is truly impressive. The influence of sports racing cars is found Legendary ’60s Ferrari 296 Gtb and the end result is a fascinating contemporary interpretation of the classic design language.”

how was it made

The Ferrari 296 Gtb, an evolution of the two-seater berlinetta sports car, represents a revolution for the Maranello-based manufacturer, introducing new hybrid geometry alongside the new 120° six-cylinder engine. Electric motor with a total power of 830 hp. The Berlinetta Hybrid has redefined the idea of ​​fun behind the wheel to ensure excitement not only when you’re looking for maximum performance, but also in everyday driving. In fact, it is capable of driving 25 km in 100% electric mode up to a speed of 135 km / h. Measuring 456 cm in length, 195 cm in width and 118 cm in height, it is 5 cm shorter than the V8 berlinettas, and the wheelbase has been reduced by 5 cm to 260 cm. Compression gives the car record agility and handling, as well as allowing the stopwatch to stop more than a second before the F8 Tributo, on the Fiorano circuit.

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