2023 Ferrari 296 GTS–Ferrari revealed the 296 GTB, a hybrid takeover of the previous Dino, eight months ago, reverting to V6 power. Its 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine, a real feat of engineering, contributes to a combined power output of 818 horsepower. It has a record-breaking specific output of 653 horsepower, which not even Bugatti can match. Heck, the McLaren 765 LT Spider, one of the best track-oriented supercars of its period, is limited to 755 horsepower. Simply said, this Italian supercar with a top speed of 205 mph is quite special, but what if you want your hair pulled back when your heart is racing? S&M and the recently unveiled 296 GTS (the open-top variant of the GTB) are two alternatives.
2023 Ferrari 296 GTS Exterior
Similar to the hardtop, the 296 GTS’s design has headlamps with tiny intakes and a low twin front spoiler beneath the intimidating intakes of the front bumper. The deep shoulder line leads to shoulder air intakes and a distinctive hip curve throughout the profile. The result is an active rear spoiler, which Ferrari claims to have developed based on the LaFerrari’s. Just below, a central exhaust is enclosed in ventilation mesh and is surrounded by narrow taillights. A sizable diffuser below this adds to the aggressive appearance and increases downforce.Speaking of, Ferrari claims that consumers explicitly requested that the Assetto Fiorano package be added to the drop-top, which added weight-saving aero improvements, unique dampers and tires, and a livery modeled after the 250 LM. The glass engine bay cover lets you see the engine while the roof is up, and the overall design is remarkably similar to that of the hardtop. All we can tell about the Ferrari 296 GTS’s colors and other aesthetic changes is that they will undoubtedly be numerous and expensive. At up to 28 mph, the folding roof opens and closes in 14 seconds.
The length and wheelbase measurements of the Ferrari 296 GTS are 179.7 inches and 102 inches, respectively. Height is a meager 46.9 inches, and width is 77 inches. The car weighs 3,395 pounds when it is completely dry, but this weight will inevitably rise a little as fluids are added. For comparison, the 296 GTB weighs 3,240 lbs. dry, so you won’t put on too much weight thanks to the retractable top.
2023 Ferrari 296 GTS Interior
The interior of the Ferrari 296 GTS is not significantly different from the fixed-roof variant, with the exception of redesigned seats designed to resemble tuning forks (diapasons). The Ferrari 296 GTS seats, like the coupe, may be completed in a variety of color schemes, and there is obvious evidence of Maranello’s newly digitalized identity. A digital display in front of the driver shows important information, and the passenger has access to a small screen with access to the infotainment system. A handful of the new steering wheel buttons need touch inputs, a haptic characteristic that is replicated in the small climate control interface.
Forget about the Ferrari 296 GTS’s freight capacity and trunk space. When a Purosangue is released, buy one if that’s what you want to do. The GTS had a tiny frunk, constrained center console compartments, and a small glovebox. Ferrari claims it made a lot of effort to lessen cabin buffeting when the top was down. We find no reason not to get the magnificent spider because it offers almost no concessions over the coupe other than the fact that it will cost more and accelerate to 124 mph somewhat more slowly (by 0.3 seconds). Just talk it out with your SO before they start whipping and chaining you.
2023 Ferrari 296 GTS Engine
A fantastic 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with a plug-in hybrid system that produces 164 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque powers the Ferrari 296 GTS. The little Fezza has a total output of 818 horsepower and 546 lb-ft. A F1 eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission makes gear changes incredibly quick, and the coupe can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in under 2.9 seconds. Additionally, the top speed remains at “above” 205 mph, making this a truly quick supercar. The 296 GTS can go 15.5 miles in electric alone mode before the battery runs out and the engine starts up once more.
2023 Ferrari 296 GTS Price & Release date
Although the precise release date of the 2023 Ferrari 296 GTS convertible has not yet been announced, we anticipate that it will happen sometime in late 2022 or early 2023.Given that the berlinetta version starts at over $320,000 and that Ferrari generally marks up spider models by over $20k, we anticipate the Ferrari 296 GTS will cost at least $340,000.