Ferrari 296 GTS convertible revealed


The Ferrari 296 GTB has solely simply began deliveries however now there is a convertible different to select from within the type of the 296 GTS.

It follows a well-known path to different current drop-tops from Ferrari, together with its F8 Spider predecessor, by adopting a retractable hard-top roof. The light-weight design takes simply 14 seconds to go up or down, and may perform at speeds of as much as 28 mph. When the roof is down, the cabin and rear deck are separated by a height-adjustable glass rear display screen which helps to cut back turbulence within the cabin at larger speeds. The design of the headrests was additionally optimized to assist channel air stream towards the rear, as an alternative of it recirculating contained in the cabin.

Other than the brand new roof, the 296 GTS is far the identical as its fixed-roof counterpart, helped partly by reinforcements already current within the A-pillar, B-pillar and sills of the 296 GTB’s inner construction in preparation for the convertible choice. The result’s that torsional rigidity and bending stiffness are up 50% and eight%, respectively, in comparison with the F8 Spider.

Ferrari 296 GTS

Ferrari 296 GTS

Each the 296 GTS and 296 GTB are plug-in hybrids powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 and an electrical motor sandwiched between the engine and an 8-speed dual-clutch automated transmission, with drive going to the rear wheels solely. The height output is 818 hp and 545 lb-ft of torque, or sufficient for 0-62 mph acceleration in 2.9 seconds and a prime pace of over 205 mph. A 7.45-kilowatt-hour battery makes a small electrical vary potential.

For consumers searching for somewhat additional efficiency, Ferrari additionally gives the 296 GTS with an Assetto Fiorano observe bundle. The bundle brings some weight-saving mods, Multimatic adjustable dampers, and new aerodynamics designed to extend downforce. The bundle can also be supplied with a particular livery impressed by the 250 Le Mans. With this bundle, the 296 GTS will lap Ferrari’s Fiorano check observe in a time of 1:21.80, which is just barely off the tempo of the 296 GTB’s 1:21 lap time.

Be aware, the 296 GTS is not the one 296 variant arising shortly. Ferrari can also be testing a GT3-spec 296 GTB race automobile. It is set to compete from the 2023 motorsport season.


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