Written by Daniel Andzhurov – October 17, 2022
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
Ferrari took the roof off the 296 GTB and turned it into the 296 GTS (Gran Turismo Spider). This means that at speeds of up to 45 km/h you can remove the hard top and let the wind blow your hair. However, before that you need to transfer at least $325,000 to Maranello.
The GTS is powered by a mid-rear V6 engine with 663 hp, which is also found in the GTB. This is actually the second 6-cylinder engine used in a Ferrari. The first was fitted in 1957 to the Dino 156 F2, and a year later it also appeared in the larger displacement 196 S and 296 S. Unlike then, the new V6 in the 296 GTS is combined with an electric motor, which makes an additional 167 hp available. The hybrid system is similar to that of Formula 1 and bears the usual name MGU-K (Motor Generator Unit, Kinetic).
That sums up to a total system output of 830 hp. and a maximum torque of 740 newton meters for the 296 GTS. All power is available from 6,250 rpm and via an 8-speed automatic transmission and electric differential is sent to the rear wheels. These are of course values that can only be available on a track. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is taken in 2.9 seconds, and the one to 200 km/h takes 7.6 seconds. Top speed according to Ferrari is over 330 km/h.
The powertrain of the Ferrari 296 GTS is definitely not one to underestimate. We, at Auto Trendy, also believe that this, as any other Ferrari so far, will be a vehicle with superb handling capabilities. Thus, we are looking at a car which surely can offer its owner an unforgettable driving experience every day and on every road.