Ferrari has whipped the covers off the 296 GTS, a drop-top version of the 296 GTB endowed with 610 kW and 740 Nm of torque.
Powered by the same hybrid set-up as its coupé sibling, the GTS-badged model’s 3.0-litre V6 and electric motor allow the 1 540 kg Prancing Horse to sprint to the three-figure marker from a standstill in a claimed 2.9 seconds before reaching a top speed over 330 km/h.
Ferrari says the 296 GTS accelerates from zero to 200 km/h in 7.6 seconds. Stopping power is provided by 398 mm front and 360 mm rear brakes. Ferrari claims the 296 GTS decelerates from 200 km/h to a standstill over 107 metres.
The retractable hard-top can be stowed away in 14 seconds at speeds of up to 45 km/h. This item, the Italian firm says, inspired its styling department to create a new tonneau cover design. The GTS model’s tail is “absolutely” unique, Ferrari says.
For clients who want to exploit the hybrid supercar’s “extreme” power and performance to the utmost, the 296 GTS is also available with the Assetto Fiorano package. Ferrari says, “It is completely uncompromising in terms of maximum performance, thanks to significant weight reduction and aero content.”
This package includes, among others, “special” GT racing-derived adjustable shock absorbers, which have been optimised for track use; high downforce carbon-fibre appendages on the front bumper that can deliver an additional 10 kg of downforce and more extensive use of lightweight materials such as carbon fibre for both cabin and exterior. Specifying the Assetto Fiorano package cuts 8 kg off the standard car’s weight. In addition, this model gains Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2R high-performance tyres.