When Ferrari announced the arrival of a new model, it was immediately clear that it would be a car equipped with the new hybrid V6 under development for some time in Maranello. The return of this splitting has made some of the specialized press lean towards a possible return of the name “Dino” to identify the Red that would have dusted off the 6 cylinder. The Prancing Horse, however, has chosen to go in a different direction, presenting the Ferrari 296 GTB, a berlinetta with a sharp design and an obsessive aerodynamic development.
Ferrari 296 GTB, the hybrid V6 has 830 HP
The echo of the Dino, however, resounded even after the preview of the new model and so it was the same Enrico Galliera, Chief Commercial and Marketing of Maranello to clarify what are the possible points of contact and those of rupture between the new Red and the iconic model: “It’s true, there are some similarities, mainly the engine, – said the manager of the Cavallino. in an interview with Autocar – But the Dino did not carry the Ferrari emblem, because it was developed to attract new customers, to enter a new segment, and Ferrari made some compromises in terms of size, space, performance and price. The 296 GTB is a true Ferrari with much more power and different aspirations. “