Ferrari 296 GTB Launched At A Price Of Rs 5.40 Crore
The 296 GTB was introduced by Ferrari in India at Rs. 5.40 crore (ex-showroom). Ferrari asserts that the 296 GTB is the company’s first six-cylinder-powered road vehicle; earlier versions were sold under the now-defunct Dino name.
The mid-engine, rear-wheel drive plug-in hybrid sportscar, which takes the place of the F8 Tributo, is equipped with a new hybrid-electric powertrain. The 2,992cc, six-cylinder engine is denoted by the number 296 in the nomenclature, and Gran Turismo Berlinetta designates it as the most recent in a long series of Ferrari sportscars that date back to the mid-1950s.
A 166 horsepower electric motor and a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine with 645 horsepower each provide the Ferrari 296 GTB with a total output of 830 horsepower. According to Ferrari, the hybrid sports car’s combined torque of 740Nm enables it to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 2.9 seconds and reach a peak speed of more than 330 kilometers per hour. An 8-speed automatic gearbox is used to transmit all of the power to the road.
It can also be driven entirely on electricity thanks to its 7.42kWh battery, which allows for a 25-kilometer range and 135 kph top speed.
The Ferrari 296 GTB has four driving modes, eDrive, Hybrid, Performance, and Qualify, each of which offers varying levels of electric power and regenerative braking. Other Ferraris have the ‘eManettino’ dial on the steering wheel.
Ferrari has used an active spoiler that increases drag for the first time on a mid-engined sportscar. With the extreme, track-focused Assetto Fiorano pack, the dynamic rear spoiler, integrated with the rear bumper, produces up to 360 kg of downforce at 250 kph. Interestingly, even without the aforementioned pack, it still produces up to 100 kg more downforce than its predecessor.
The exterior’s prominent haunches, B-pillar shape, and Kamm tail are all reminiscent of the 1963 Ferrari 250 LM. Style influences from the unique P80/C and the Japan-only J50 are used in the glasshouse.
The 296 GTB’s interior is similarly tech-heavy as the SF90 Stradale flagship. The concave dashboard part houses the steering wheel and digital instrument cluster, while its side panels contain touch-capacitive buttons. The gearshift selector was created as an homage to the iconic Ferrari “H-gate” design.
The Alcantara-wrapped electric seats, suspension lifter, black ceramic exhaust pipes, carbon-fiber front spoiler and steering wheel, 20-inch forged wheels, surround-view camera, titanium wheel bolts, and interior contrast stitching are all standard on the India-spec Ferrari 296 GTB.
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