December 27, 2023 – Ferrari recently unveiled an exclusive edition of the 296 GTB, dubbed the 296 GTB Assetto Fiorano, crafted in a limited series of only five units. This special model pays homage to Ferrari’s F1 team’s triumphant victory at the 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix, marking a historical moment in motorsport.
The year 2004 was monumental for Ferrari, as Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello clinched first and second places at the Hungarian track with the F2004, a car that is celebrated as one of Ferrari’s most victorious, boasting 15 wins in 20 races and 30 podium appearances. This achievement helped Ferrari secure its sixth consecutive Constructors’ Championship, a testament to their dominance in the realm of Formula 1 racing.
The 296 GTB Assetto Fiorano is a nod to this era of supremacy. It features a tri-layer metallic color scheme identical to the F2004, paired with Bianco King white accents that create a striking visual impact. This exclusive livery is visible on various parts of the car, including the front splitter, roof, side skirts, and rear section.
Enhancing its performance and stability, the car comes equipped with the Assetto Fiorano package. This includes a carbon fiber front splitter, Multimatic shock absorbers derived from GT racing, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires, carbon fiber rims, and four-point racing harnesses among other components.
The interior also sees unique touches, with the headrests embroidered with the outline of the Hungarian track and the national flag. The welcoming door sills bear a reminder of the car’s inspiration.
Under the hood, the 296 GTB Assetto Fiorano retains the same power unit, a mid-rear 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine paired with an electric motor, delivering a total of 830 horsepower and 740 Nm of torque.
While Ferrari has not disclosed the price of this collector’s gem, it’s been revealed that all five units have been sold, with buyers exclusively from Hungary, showcasing the country’s admiration and connection to this special moment in Ferrari and F1 history.