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Is GT3 even going to allow hybrid cars? Wonder how well a 296 will fare when you strip out the hybrid part. At some point you're going to end up with a compromised platform that was designed for hybrid and is wasted on ICE.
 

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Is GT3 even going to allow hybrid cars? Wonder how well a 296 will fare when you strip out the hybrid part. At some point you're going to end up with a compromised platform that was designed for hybrid and is wasted on ICE.
not too worried. a current GT car has somewhere between 500-500bhp. the 296GTB in base spec has what 660bhp from the ICE alone. if you wanted to use that engine for a road car without the hybrid you would probably have to sacrifice some top end power to get more low end torque, but for a race engine low end torque is less relevant anyway. and there are anti-lag systems available that keeps the turbos spooled up as well.
bottom line you take a 660bhp engine and make it to a 500-550bhp engine, pretty sure you can get the power delivery you want.

and no the next gen of GT3 cars will not be hybrid. the performance disadvantage of that extra weight is too much, amongst others
 

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not too worried. a current GT car has somewhere between 500-500bhp. the 296GTB in base spec has what 660bhp from the ICE alone. if you wanted to use that engine for a road car without the hybrid you would probably have to sacrifice some top end power to get more low end torque, but for a race engine low end torque is less relevant anyway. and there are anti-lag systems available that keeps the turbos spooled up as well.
bottom line you take a 660bhp engine and make it to a 500-550bhp engine, pretty sure you can get the power delivery you want.

and no the next gen of GT3 cars will not be hybrid. the performance disadvantage of that extra weight is too much, amongst others
But isn't the chassis design inherently compromised since you built it to accommodate something that is no longer needing to be accommodated?

Like, if you need to fit a bunch of batteries and motors in a box, you have to build the box big enough for them. When you no longer need them, you just have an oversized box. Surely it must be somewhat compromised/inefficient. Maybe not enough to matter though...
 

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But isn't the chassis design inherently compromised since you built it to accommodate something that is no longer needing to be accommodated?

Like, if you need to fit a bunch of batteries and motors in a box, you have to build the box big enough for them. When you no longer need them, you just have an oversized box. Surely it must be somewhat compromised/inefficient. Maybe not enough to matter though...
interesting point, they move internals around quite a bit on the GT3 vs road car in any case. Engine placement, obviously very different gearbox, carbon body panels, then they add a bunch of stuff, radiators, lifters, bigger fuel tank etc etc. i dont think it will matter
 

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But isn't the chassis design inherently compromised since you built it to accommodate something that is no longer needing to be accommodated?

Like, if you need to fit a bunch of batteries and motors in a box, you have to build the box big enough for them. When you no longer need them, you just have an oversized box. Surely it must be somewhat compromised/inefficient. Maybe not enough to matter though...
The battery of the 296 GTB weighs 73kg and is installed under the car floor. So it may well be possible to build a variant without battery without the chassis having to carry corresponding empty space.
 

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The battery of the 296 GTB weighs 73kg and is installed under the car floor. So it may well be possible to build a variant without battery without the chassis having to carry corresponding empty space.
Similar to the MC20 😊
 
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