The 296 GTS gets all the performance of the coupe, plus infinite headroom.
Ferrari. A household name synonymous with beautiful, fast cars. And the latest in this line of beautiful, fast cars is the 296 GTS. The 296 GTS is of course the open-top version of the 296 GTB, with a retractable hard top.
In terms of styling, the 296 GTS stays largely similar to the GTB with two haunches behind the seats which also integrate the roll hoop. The hard-top can retract or raise back into place in 14 seconds at speeds of upto 45kmph.
Powering the 296 GTS is the same 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 and e-motor combination as the GTB. The outputs are 818bhp and 740Nm, enabling a 0 to 100kmph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of over 330kmph – figures that are identical to the GTB, despite the extra 70kg it is lugging thanks to the roof mechanism.
The 296 GTS can also run on pure electricity for 25km and at speeds up to 135kmph, thanks to a 7.4kWh battery pack nestled inside. The 296 GTS, like the GTB, remains rear-wheel-drive though and power is sent to the back via an 8-speed DCT.
Expect the 296 GTS to come to India in the next few months, though currently we are waiting on the official launch of the standard 296 GTB in the country. Ferrari will also unveil its Purosangue SUV this year, which should be an important product for Ferrari in India, going by the popularity of the Lamborghini Urus.