Published on June 13th, 2022 | by Aaron Fernandez0
Ferrari 296 GTB wins Production Car category at the Car Design Award 2022
The Ferrari 296 GTB has been given the winning vote at the Production Car category at the Car Design Award 2022. Launched in 1984 by the Italian magazine, Auto&Design, the ceremony consists of a jury of expert motoring journalists whom vote for the winning vehicles. This year’s event was held at the celebrated ADI Design Museum as part of Milan Design Week.
The Car Design Award is presented to projects that have made a significant contribution to the evolution of car design. The winners are selected by an expert jury of 11 expert journalists from leading international motoring publications, including Auto&Design itself.
Citing its reason for awarding the Ferrari 296 GTB the top plaudit in the Production Car category, the jury declared: “Creating a form this beautiful and organic whilst still complying with all current regulations and giving the car an incredibly high level of technology and performance, is a truly impressive feat. The legendary sports prototype racers of the 1960s have informed the Ferrari 296 GTB’s design and the end result is a superb, contemporary interpretation of a classic design language”.
The Ferrari 296 GTB was first revealed last year. It is the first Ferrari to ever carry an electric motor. It is equipped with a V6 turbo and a plug-in electric motor. This powertrain outputs a maximum of 818hp and 740Nm.
The 296 GTB, an evolution of Ferrari’s mid-rear-engined two-seater sports berlinetta concept, hailed nothing short of a revolution for the Maranello-based company as it introduced a brand-new 120° V6 engine coupled with a plug-in (PHEV) electric motor capable of unleashing up to 830 cv. It thus redefines the whole concept of fun behind the wheel to deliver pure emotions not just when being pushed to its limits but also in day-to-day driving.
The Ferrari 296 GTB was brought into Malaysia earlier this year for a price of RM1.2million. Additional accessories like the Assetto Fiorano package are optional and bring the total cost up to RM3million.