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The new Ferrari 296GTS

  • Unveiled today the 296 GTS, Ferrari’s new mid-rear-engined berlinetta spider
  • The 296 GTS sports the 830 cv Ferrari V6 hybrid powertrain that debuted in the 296 GTB
  • Its plug-in hybrid system maximises usability and driving pleasure
  • Thanks to Ferrari’s famous RHT, the 296 GTS adds an extra dimension to the thrill of driving
  • The 296 GTS is also available with the more extreme Assetto Fiorano package

 

Maranello, 19 April 2022  The 296 GTS, the latest evolution of Maranello’s mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta spider, premiered today online on https://www.ferrari.com/en-EN/auto/296-gts. The 296 GTS flanks the 296 GTB in redefining the whole concept of fun behind the wheel, guaranteeing pure emotions not just when pushing the car to its limits, but also in day-to-day driving situations.

The 296 GTS uses the new 663 cv 120° V6, coupled with an electric motor capable of delivering a further 122 kW (167 cv), which debuted on the 296 GTB. This is the first 6-cylinder engine installed on a road-going spider sporting the Prancing Horse badge; it unleashes its class-leading 830 cv total power output to deliver previously unthinkable performance levels and an innovative, exhilarating and unique soundtrack, further enhanced by the fact that it can be relished with the top down.

The car’s name combines its total displacement (2992 l) and number of cylinders with the GTS (Gran Turismo Spider) acronym in finest Ferrari tradition, to underscore this new engine’s epoch-changing importance to Maranello. It is not simply the living, beating heart of the 296 GTS, but it also ushers in a new V6 era that has its roots deep in Ferrari’s unrivalled 75-year history.

The very first Ferrari V6 featured a 65° architecture and debuted on the 1957 1500 cc Dino 156 F2 single-seater. This was followed in 1958 by larger displacement versions on the front-engined sports prototypes – the 196 S and 296 S – and the 246 F1 car which powered Mike Hawthorn to the F1 Drivers’ Championship title the same year.

The 296 GTS’s plug-in hybrid (PHEV) system guarantees it is an incredibly usable car as well as cutting pedal response times to zero and delivering a 25km range in all-electric eDrive mode. The car’s compact dimensions and the introduction of innovative dynamic control systems as well as meticulously honed aero ensure that the driver will instantly be impressed by its astonishing agility and responsiveness to commands. Its sporty, sinuous design and extremely compact dimensions also visually underscore its unique and modern forms, while skilfully referencing the likes of the 1963 250 LM, the perfect marriage of simplicity and functionality.

The RHT (retractable hard top) guarantees exceptional occupant comfort. With the roof stowed it features a sleek, sporty design and with the roof up, the silhouette remains very similar to that of the 296 GTB. The lightweight RHT takes a mere 14 seconds to retract or deploy at speeds of up to 45km/h. The separation line between the car’s body and the roof is above the B post. As a result, the folding roof splits into two sections that fold flush over the front of the engine, thus maintaining the engine bay’s thermal dissipation characteristics and the balance of the overall design. This also allowed the designers to introduce a window in the rear section of the engine cover through which the new V6 is clearly visible. When the top is retracted, the cabin and the rear deck are separated by a height-adjustable glass rear screen which guarantees optimal passenger comfort even at high speeds.

As was the case with the SF90 Stradale, for clients who want to exploit the car’s extreme power and performance to the utmost, particularly on the track, the 296 GTS is also available with the Assetto Fiorano package, which includes lightweight features and aero modifications.

 

296 GTS – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

POWERTRAIN

Type                                                                    V6 – 120° – turbo – dry sump

Overall displacement                                               2992 cm3

Bore and stroke                                           88 mm x 82 mm

Max. power output ICE*                           663 cv

Max. power output hybrid system**                610 kW (830 cv) at 8000 rpm

Max. torque                                                    740 Nm at 6250 rpm

Max. revs                                                         8500 rpm

Compression ratio                                     9.4:1

High voltage battery capacity              7.45 kWh

 

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Length                                                              4565 mm

Width                                                                 1958 mm

Height                                                                1191 mm

Wheelbase                                                     2600 mm

Front track                                                     1665 mm

Rear track                                                       1632 mm

Dry weight***                                                1540 kg

Dry weight/power ratio                          1.86 kg/cv

Weight distribution                                    40.5 % front / 59.5 % rear

Rear bench capacity                                 49 litres

Fuel tanks capacity                                    65 litres

 

TYRES AND WHEELS

Front                                                                  245/35 ZR 20 J9.0

Rear                                                                    305/35 ZR 20 J11.0

 

BRAKES

Front                                                                  398 x 223 x 38 mm

Rear                                                                    360 x 233 x 32 mm

 

TRANSMISSION AND GEARBOX

8-speed F1 DCT

 

ELECTRONIC CONTROLS

eSSC: eTC, eDiff, SCM, FDE2.0, EPS, ABS Evo, 6w-CDS; high-performance ABS/EBD with energy recovery

 

PERFORMANCE

Max. speed                                                     > 330 km/h

0-100 km/h                                                    2.9 s

0-200 km/h                                                    7.6 s

200-0 km/h                                                    107 m

Fiorano lap time                                           1’ 21” 80

 

FUEL CONSUMPTION AND CO2 EMISSIONS

Under homologation

* With 98 RON petrol

** with eManettino in Qualify mode

*** With optional lightweight conten

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