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JUN 25th 2021
Andrew Frankel

Andrew Frankel

Ferrari’s first 120‑degree V6 | Thank Frankel it’s Friday

Much noise has been made about the engine of the new Ferrari 296 GTB, which is quite understandable given it appears to set a new specific output record even before its hybrid power is adopted. Interesting too that it is claimed to be unrelated to the new 3.0-litre V6 ‘Nettuno’ engine used in the Maserati MC20 and, indeed the V8 motor used in the 488 GTB and F8 Tributo. What could a 3.0-litre 120-degree V6 have in common with a 4.0-litre, 90-degree V8? The same capacity per cylinder, bore and stroke, that’s all.

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