Ferrari has unveiled the 296 GTS – a mid-rear-engined plug-in hybrid, which is the brand’s first V6 convertible for the road.
Ferrari lifted the covers off the 2023 Ferrari 296 GTS overnight, revealing the newest plug-in hybrid in its line-up, with this latest evolution a V6-powered convertible.
The drop-top twin to the 296 GTB coupe, the 296 GTS flaunts a retractable hardtop which the brand says takes 14 seconds to go down or up, and can be operated at speeds of up to 45km/h.
Sporting the 2.9-litre (technically 3.0-litre) twin-turbocharged V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain which debuted in the 296 GTB last year, it too is capable of developing 610kW and 740Nm.
The mid-mounted engine sends power to the rear wheels and is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Also carried over from its sibling is its performance numbers – with a claimed sprint time of 0-100km/h of 2.9 seconds, with a top speed at over 330km/h.
In the way of aerodynamics, flaps have been added into the rear structure to reduce battering when the roof is off. At the front, the key aero element is the ‘tea tray,’ which helps maintain air pressures between the outside of the car and the underbody.
The GTS is also available with the Assetto Fiorano package, which includes aerodynamic modifications such as a redesigned front lip spoiler, which adds 10kg of downforce.
Australian pricing and specifications of the new 2023 Ferrari 296 GTS are yet to be revealed.
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