A Closer Look Into The 296GTS
InteriorThe 296 GTS’s cockpit was developed around the new entirely digital interface concept debuted on the SF90 Stradale. While with the latter the designers wanted to highlight the presence of the advanced technology and underscore a clear break with the past, in the case of the 296 GTS, the idea was to clothe that technology to sophisticated effect. The result is a pure, minimalistic connotation characterized by a powerful elegance that perfectly mirrors the design of the exterior.
ExteriorThe Ferrari 296 GTS’s impeccably clean, simple architecture seems the work of a single pencil stroke. There are neither artificial optical effects nor stark colour contrasts. Instead it has a unique identity all of its own that rewrites the entire rulebook by rediscovering the most authentic principles of Italian car design. Its clean forms and interlocking volumes enhance the uncompromisingly sporty character of the worthy heir to a philosophy that can be traced back to the very roots of Ferrari tradition. Its modernity references 1960s’ Ferraris, which made simplicity and functionality their signatures. The 250 LM from 1963, in particular, provided great inspiration through elements such as the design of the B pillar, the rear wings, and Kamm tail.
PowertrainThe 296 GTS sports the revolutionary V6 turbo that was introduced in the 296 GTB, featuring a vee with an extreme angle of 120° between the cylinder banks, coupled with a plug-in electric motor. The V6 has been designed and engineered from a clean sheet by Ferrari’s engineers specifically for this installation and is the first Ferrari to feature the turbos installed inside the vee. Aside from bringing significant advantages in terms of packaging, lowering the center of gravity and reducing engine mass, this particular architecture helps deliver extremely high levels of power. The result is that the Ferrari V6 has set a new specific power output record for a production car of 221 cv/l. As the V6 turbo is integrated with an electric motor at the rear, the 296 GTB’s combined maximum power output is 830 cv, putting it at the top of the rear-wheel-drive sports car segment as well as making it extremely flexible. The powertrain assembly comprises a V6 turbo internal combustion engine, with the 8-speed DCT and E-Diff, and the MGU-K located between the engine and the gearbox. A clutch is set between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor to decouple them in electric-only eDrive mode. Lastly there is a high-voltage battery and the inverter which controls the electric motors.