Motoring: Ferrari powers into the future with aerodynamic efficiency

The new 296 GTB is a staggeringly beautiful two-seat supercar that’s relatively eco-friendly, fun to drive and very, very fast

The glorious design of the 296 GTB is about performance and efficiency as much as aesthetics, and the result is one of the best Ferraris of the past decade

Ferrari is a company steeped in history and tradition, yet the Italian brand clearly isn’t afraid of moving with the times.

The new 296 GTB is a two-seat supercar designed to rival the McLaren 720S and Audi R8. In Ferrari’s world that normally means there’s a screaming V8 engine involved, but with all the focus on efficiency and electrification, the company has chosen to break all the usual conventions, fitting a smaller V6 unit ...