This Ferrari doesn’t need to make a lot of noise to have recognition.

As the Ferrari 296 GTB draws ever nearer to being in production and driven by customers, the car has been spotted more and more often. The new Ferrari sports a 3.0-liter turbo V6, with an electric motor, which together is good for an incredible 819 horsepower. Better yet, its hybrid system is a plug-in system, with the ability to be operated in a fully electric mode.

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When it was spotted in Maranello by YouTube channel Varryx, it was seen, but not heard. That’s because the 296 was running fully on electric power, and silently cruising the streets. Only for a few seconds are you able to hear the V6 engine come alive, but otherwise, the only sound that the Ferrari produces is that of the tires on the road, and the gentle hum of the electric motor. While this is a radical change for Ferrari, it’s undoubtedly an interesting and fascinating step into the future for the brand, and only letting it be seen in electric mode is a wonderful way of concealing what the 296 GTB is truly capable of. It seems like we will have to keep waiting to find out.