Ferrari 296 GTS Launched in India at Rs 6.24 Crore

The new Ferrari 296 GTS has been launched in India, with an ex-showroom price of Rs 6.24 crore. The peak speed of this mid-engined convertible supercar is over 330km/h. The model had its global premiere in April last year and has finally arrived on Indian soil.

By Reetika Bhatt | on May 22, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The open-top variant of the Ferrari 296 GTB has been rolled out in the Indian market by the Italian luxury sportscar manufacturer today. This mid-engined convertible supercar, known as the 296 GTS, had its global premiere in April last year and has finally arrived on our shores. The new Ferrari 296 GTS has been launched in the country, with an ex-showroom price of Rs 6.24 crore. The GTS (Gran Turismo Spider) abbreviation, as per Ferrari, combines the car's overall displacement (2.992 litres) with the number of cylinders. The new 296 GTS is also the first six-cylinder-powered Ferrari model on the market. The Prancing Horse produced V6s for the Dino 156, but it never actually had a road vehicle of its own. This is Ferrari's fourth plug-in hybrid vehicle, and it has four driving modes: eDrive, Hybrid, Performance, and Qualify. The base price of the 296 GTS, which is Rs 6.24 crore, is significantly more than the 296 GTB's starting price of Rs 5.40 crore. Let's now delve further into the key details of the newly-launched Ferrari 296 GTS. 

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Ferrari 296 GTS: Engine, Gearbox, Range, and More Details

With the introduction of the Ferrari 296 GTS, a new engine type joins the brand's multi-award-winning 8-cylinder and 12-cylinder powertrains. An electric motor and a 3.0-litre dual turbocharged V6 petrol engine power the Ferrari 296 GTS. This is the first time a 6-cylinder engine has been placed on a Prancing Horse road vehicle. The hybrid powertrain's total output is 830bhp, and its maximum torque output is 740Nm. It is linked to an automated gearbox with eight speeds. The 296 GTS is touted as having a peak speed of over 330km/h and a sprint time from 0 to 100km/h of 2.9 seconds. It takes about 7.6 seconds to reach 200km/h.

The Ferrari 296 GTS's all-electric eDrive mode has a 25-kilometre range with the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) system. According to the automaker, the car's compact dimensions, unique dynamic control systems, and carefully perfected aero ensure that the driver will experience its amazing agility and response to commands right away.

Ferrari 296 GTS: Design

Except for minor changes to enable the convertible roof, the new Ferrari 296 GTS shares a lot of its design cues with the 296 GTB. The retractable roof on the Ferrari 296 GTS may be opened or closed in 14 seconds at up to 45km/h and is stowed inside the engine compartment. It has all the bells and whistles one would expect from a Ferrari because it is a premium sports vehicle.   

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Ferrari 296 GTS: Market Rivals

The starting price for the brand-new Ferrari 296 GTS Convertible in India is Rs 6.24 crore (ex-showroom). The 296 GTB, on the other hand, retails for Rs 5.40 crore (ex-showroom). The 296 GTS from the Italian supercar company competes with vehicles like the McLaren 720S Spider.  

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