Ferrari 296 GTS: Pure Driving Pleasure

The 296 GTS brings top down enjoyment to the wildly powerful 120° V6 engine coupled with a plug-in (PHEV) electric motor that debuted on the 296 GTB. Containing a total power of 819 hp, the 296 GTS redefines the raw emotion of driving pleasure. The 296 GTS goes from 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds and contains all of Ferrari’s five fun-to-drive factors: lateral acceleration (handling), longitudinal acceleration (smoothness), shift times, braking, and sound harmonies.

The first three factors: handling, smoothness, and shift times, are obvious with the zero-lag integrated hybrid system that touts the fastest gear changes on the market. The fourth factor, braking, has even been upgraded with the 6-way Chassis Dynamic Sensor (6w-CDS). The fifth and final factor taps into the driver’s psyche. The sound of the top-end rpms have been likened to the screaming roar of a V12 Ferrari, earning the 296 GTS the nickname “piccolo V12” (little V12). Free your inhibitions to the scream of the engine as you retreat to your summer getaway at the shore.


Italian design at its finest with clean and simple architecture. Innovations were made to create a 296 GTS that functions seamlessly as both a beautiful berlinetta and functional spider. The team of Flavio Manzoni created an entirely new tonneau cover for the RHT (Retractable Hard Top). The 296 GTS dominant design features, the ‘aero bridge’, that is ultra compact and frames the engine cover screen, novel fuel filler, and battery charge cover. Additionally, the 296 GTB’s chassis was redesigned and optimized for its spider counterpart to improve torsional rigidity.

The 8 speed dual clutch gearbox 296 GTS has the fastest gear changes on the market with its zero-lag integrated hybrid system. The mid-engine spider has radical innovations including the turbo installed above the vee of the crankcase. The hot-V configuration allows for maximum cooling of the engine and electrical components. The radiators for the hybrid system have two sleek air vents near the front spoiler. Aerodynamics are paramount in the design of the 296 GTS, including a front “tea-tray” that suctions the car downward and active rear spoiler that also increases downforce an additional 793 pounds.

It only takes a moment’s notice to activate the retractable hard top to close the cockpit of the 296 GTS to the outside world. The pure, minimalist interior design of the 296 GTS mirrors the elegant, yet powerful exterior aesthetic. The completely digital interface is ergonomically designed to facilitate driver commands.  When the engine is off, the onboard instruments go black, enhancing the pure look of the cabin. The unimposing passenger-side display allows the passenger to live the driving experience as a participant, almost a co-driver.

  • Maximum Power 819 hp (610 kW) at 8000 rpm *Hybrid System
  • Maximum Speed 205 mph 330 km/h
  • 0-62 mph 2.9 seconds
  • Maximum Torque 545 ft/lbs at 6250 rpm
  • Maximum Revs 8500 rpm
Bore/Stroke 88 mm x 82 mm
Compression Ratio 9.4:1
Maximum Power Hybrid System 819 hp at 8000 rpm
Specific Output 221cv/l
Maximum Torque 545 ft/lbs at 6250 rpm
Engine Type Hybrid 120° V6 Turbo
Maximum Revs per Minute 8500 rpm
Weight/Power 1.86 kg/CV
High voltage Battery Capacity 7.45 kWh
Maximum Speed 205 mph
0 - 100 km/h 2.9 seconds
0 - 200 km/h 7.3 seconds
Tyres and Rims
Front 245/35 ZR 20 J9.0
Rear 305/35 ZR 20 J11.0
Front Winter
Rear Winter
Type 8-speed F1 DCT
Fuel Consumption
Combined Under Homologation
CO2 Emissions
Combined Under Homologation
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Length 179.7 in
Overall Width 77.1 in
Height -
Wheelbase 102.4 in
Front Track 65.6 in
Rear Track 64.3 in
Dry weight*** -
Weight distribution -
Front 398 x 223 x 38 mm
Rear 360 x 233 x 32 mm
Electronic Controls eSSC: eTC, eDiff, SCM, FDE2.0, EPS, ABS Evo, 6w-CDS; high-performance ABS/EBD with energy recovery