Ferrari brings in the 296 GTS drop-top. This is the second model in the Ferrari’s 296 line-up, that retails for INR 6.24 crore (ex-showroom). The 296 GTS is basically the convertible iteration of the 296 GTB which is Ferrari’s mid-engined hybrid supercar.
Ferrari 296 GTS Styling And Design Highlights
As seen in the previous Ferrari drop tops, the styling and performance differences between the Ferrari 296 GTB and the 296 GTS are significantly less. We have some subtle design tweaks to accommodate the opening roof. The 296 GTS get a retractable hard top, very similar to the one we see in the more expensive Ferrari SF90 Spider. We see that the top is stowed in a bay inside the engine compartment placed behind the seats.
In order to accommodate the hard top, the Ferrari 296 GTS uses re-sculptured buttresses. In fact, it also uses a more prominent step between the roof and the ‘aero bridge’ that spans across the width of the car. We also find a new window at the bottom of the engine cover. Furthermore, the rear screen is also adjustable to ensure cabin comfort at high speeds when the roof is down. The supercar also gets an active rear spoiler positioned on the tail, which increases downforce at speed. The Ferrari 296 GTS’ top takes just 14 seconds to open or close at up to 45 kmph.
Ferrari 296 GTS Powertrain Details
The 296 GTS uses the same powertrain as the 296 GTB. This is a 664 HP rated, 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6. It also gets a rear-mounted 166 HP electric motor that takes the total output to 830 HP and 740Nm. With this engine, the car can go from 0 to 100 kmph in a claimed 2.9 seconds. Meanwhile, the top speed is set at 330 kmph
Ferrari 296 GTS Delivery Details
Ferrari is currently focusing on the deliveries of the 296 GTB. Meanwhile, the drop-top 296 GTS will most likely reach customers in India in the coming months.
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