Ferrari 296 GTS Reviews
The Ferrari 296 GTS is a drop-top variant of the plug-in hybrid 296 GTB, and this new convertible performs just as admirably as the original. If you’re searching for a vehicle that thrills on the racetrack and delights on the highways of greater Chicago and Milwaukee, there’s simply no way around the fact that this model deserves your full attention. Our overview of the most recent Ferrari 296 GTS reviews highlights this model’s innovative design features and jaw-dropping performance specifications. While we don’t yet have one in stock for you to see in person, you can still get a sneak peek at what to expect inside the cabin.
Ferrari 296 GTS Review Highlights
This Prancing Horse is a force to be reckoned with—one that looks just as good as it feels to drive. With its V6 engine and its potent electric motor, it’s able to deliver instantaneous torque and rapid acceleration in all conditions. Even with the convertible top’s extra weight, the 296 GTS is just as fast as the 296 GTB Coupe.
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- “Instead of the GTB’s fixed roof, the GTS has a retractable hard top, which can stow behind the cabin in 14 seconds; deploying the roof when raindrops begin falling—or your sun tolerance runs out—takes the same amount of time.”
- “The plug-in hybrid powertrain, which consists of that glorious V-6 (654 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque), electric motor (165 hp and 232 lb-ft), and a 7.5-kWh battery combine to deliver 818 hp to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.”
- “Ferrari worked on the A- and B-pillars, along with the sills, in order to increase the GTS’s torsional rigidity and bending stiffness. Compared to ‘previous spider applications’, the GTS beats those two metrics by 50 per cent and 8 per cent respectively.”
- “The delectable lines of the GTB have been preserved for the GTS, though design boss Flavio Manzoni and his team have created a new tonneau cover that stands apart from its more recent Spiders. There are contrasting extensions framing the engine cover to keep things pure.”
- “Don’t expect the conversion to a drop-top to slow it down much. The 296 GTS’ dry weight comes in at just under 3400 lbs, roughly 150 lbs more than the coupe. That’s not nothing, but for a power-operated hard-top with the requisite chassis stiffening, it’s a good number.”
- “The Grand Touring Spider, or GTS, gets the same 120-degree twin-turbo V-6 as the coupe, paired with an electric motor that sits between the engine and gearbox. That motor can generate up to 164 hp in small bursts, enough to boost combined output to a staggering 819 hp.”
- “But with its fixed coupe roof, the 296 GTB isn’t exactly ideal for a vacation along the Italian Riviera. Now Ferrari is showing off the 296 GTS, the GTB’s convertible counterpart that’s just as powerful but even better looking.”
- “The engine puts out 654 horsepower with the electric motor adding on 165 hp for a whopping total of 819 hp, and it has 16 miles of pure-electric range to boot.”
- “Ferrari says the 296 GTS weighs 154 pounds more than its coupe counterpart, but performance figures are unchanged: The 296 GTS will hit 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 205 mph.”
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