The new one was presented yesterday Ferrari 296 GTS: the latest evolution of the mid-rear-engined berlinetta spider arrives on the market to redefine the idea of fun behind the wheel, expressed in classic Ferrari style.
Short wheelbase and unrivaled performance to the sound of a legendary engine: the first six-cylinder in history for a Ferrari road spider. The 296 GTS is also available in preparation Fiorano set-upwhich enhances its performance and sporty character.
V6, the new Ferrari era
The Ferrari 296 GTS is the most recent evolution of the two-seater sports berlinetta concept from the Maranello company. The new engine V6 turbo to 663 CV it is coupled to an electric motor that delivers an additional 167 HP, for a total power capable of giving emotions and a unique sound, on the track but also in everyday driving.
The real beating heart of the 295 GTS is the new V6 engine, a revolution in the Ferrari House that has its roots in seventy-five years of the history of the Prancing Horse: the first Ferrari to mount a V6 was the single-seater Dino 156 F2, back in 1957.
Today the six cylinders Ferrari travels in a car that he can count on plug-in electrical system (PHEV) which guarantees usability and dynamic control, as well as 25 km of full-electric range. The aerodynamics are all centered on the pure performancefor class-leading driving fun, which takes full advantage of the features offered by the hybrid layout.
Response to steering wheel commands, rear promptness, ease of driving, shift times and pedal feel are just some of the Ferrari indicators that define the “fun to drive”Of a sports car. Then there is the acoustics: the level, the quality, the sound of the engine as the revs increase, they are not a secondary aspect in the Ferrari driving experience. The combination of technique and aesthetics of each Prancing Horse car lives in the character of the 296 GTS, a model capable of enhancing performance and style.
Ferrari style: the snappy spider
Il reduced pitch of 2600 mm and a weight of just 1540 kg dry make the new 296 GTS a snappy spider, in which the sporty design and compact dimensions account for a sinuous and elegant silhouette, in a perfect combination of purity and functionality.
With the roof closed, the profile of the new 296 GTS closely follows that of the 296 GTB, Ferrari’s latest hybrid berlinetta. In 14 seconds the RHT rigid retractable roof it lowers, designing a spider with sporty and streamlined lines.
Ferrari’s sporting heart is shown in all its splendor in the new Gran Turismo Spider: if the bonnet is dominated by two flying buttresses that evoke the 250 Le Mansthe unsuccessful berlinetta of the legendary GTO, a glass panel at the rear reveals the new V6, the true technological gem in this open-air hybrid that marks a new chapter in the history of the brand.
The Ferrari style center led by Flavio Manzoni focused in particular on the central part of the car, to obtain a pure design even in the open air. The dominant element remains the flying bridgethe Ferrari system that guarantees the comfort of a compact cabin integrated into the body of the car, enriched with two brand new dorsal ribs that represent the real aesthetic novelty compared to the 296 GTB.
The refined face of digital
Full-digital and refined: the new 296 GTS integrates the most advanced technologies in a guise characterized by remarkable elegance. The formal cleanliness, the sober upholstery and the cockpit displays emphasize the minimalist font of the cabin.
The furnishings and finishes in fine Italian saddlery are embellished with valuable stylistic elements, such as the deep lozenge-shaped shell on the central medallion that gives lightness to the entire panel.
The cockpit of the new model that enters the price list develops around thefull-digital interface introduced by the SF90, which emerges from the clean lines of the dashboard. The seats with a “tuning fork” design complete an interior designed for Ferrari driving pleasure, in the purest style of the Maranello company.
Source: Virgilio Motori by motori.virgilio.it.
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