What is the all-new Ferrari 296 GTS? It’s the breathtaking new addition to the Ferrari range, a mid-rear-engined Berlinetta Spyder, and to make it ridiculously exciting and fast, it’s fitted with Ferrari’s sublime 610 kW (830 hp) twin-turbocharged 120-degree V6 that has added plug-in hybrid capabilities too. Yeah, you read right, there’s a newly-designed 120-degree V6 at work as the base of this new engine. There’s actually a bit of history to the name and the setup in the new Ferrari 296 GTS, back in 1961 the company released a mid-rear V6 in the 246 SP, which was good enough to win the Targa Florio for two years in a row. Again in 1961 the automaker won it’s very first Formula 1 Constructors’ title, and the car dubbed the 156 F1 was also powered by a V6 with that wide 120-degree angle. When turbocharging was added to the mix, the engine was used in two different Ferrari Formula 1 cars, the 126 CK and 126 C2 where it again helped win that year’s Constructors’ World Championship. One really cool thing is that the PHEV-turbo architecture that’s in the new 296 GTS is a direct filter down from the technology found in all Ferrari F1 cars since 2014. We love it when technologies and systems created to race in the pinnacle of circuit sports makes it’s way into streetcars. Sure it starts in the likes of Ferrari’s supercars, but you know with certainly that it will inspire new systems in the cars lower on the rungs that also take cues from Ferrari, like Alfa Romeo and Fiat.
There's obviously a lot more to this amazing engine, and way, way more information you need to know about the car, it's styling, interior and systems. It's best to ask specific questions and we'll answer when we can, otherwise this would be but one page out of at least 20. We thought you would prefer an overview of the engine above the other information, because we think most of you are like us - mad about power!
Take a look at the YouTube video about the amazing new Ferrari GTS, minus a roof, but that's the part we love so much. These are the kinds of cars that turn people into lifelong petrolheads. Introducing the new Ferrari 296 GTS | Ferrari.
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