Ferrari's latest model aims to lure sports car drivers by combining cutting-edge technology with a link to the brand's roots.
The 296 GTB is the first Ferrari with a V-6 gasoline engine since the Dino was discontinued in 1974. At the same time, it's just the second plug-in hybrid in the brand's 82-year history, joining the SF90 Stradale and signaling Ferrari's increased use of electrification in its range.
Ferrari is downsizing from V-8s because by combining a V-6 with electric motors it can match their performance while also lowering emissions and improving fuel economy. The 296 GTB's hybrid powertrain is expected to be carried over to future models, possibly including the Purosangue, Ferrari's first SUV, which is due to debut in late 2022.