5 Things You Need To Know About The Ferrari 296 GTB

  • Sep 7, 2022
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It is Ferrari’s first mass-produced supercar with a V6 hybrid powertrain

Last month, Ferrari had taken the wraps off its first production supercar with a V6 hybrid powertrain, the 296 GTB, for the Indian market. 

Fun fact: In the supercar’s name, ‘296’ stands for its displacement (2.9 litres) and six-cylinder layout. ‘GTB’ stands for Gran Turismo, while the ‘B’ at the end implies ‘Berlinetta’, or coupe, as we know it.

Here are five fun facts about the new supercar that you need to know: 

1: Incredible power from a smaller engine 

Ferrari calls its six-cylinder petrol engine the “piccolo V12”. It’s quite literally a smaller version of the carmaker’s V12 engine, with a 120-degree V-angle with twin turbochargers in the middle. Even by itself, the engine makes 663PS; but paired with the e-motor, the output goes up to 830PS and 740Nm. 

2: Performance 

The engine and e-motor’s power is enough to take you from 0-100kmph in the blink of an eye – 2.9 seconds, to be precise. Even more impressive is the fact that this Ferrari can get you to 200kmph in just 7.3 seconds and all the way to a top speed of 330kmph! 

Yes, a V6 hybrid means the sound experience might be diluted, but it’s a whole lot cleaner for the environment. 

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The powerplant is mounted in a mid-rear layout with features such as ABS-Evo and 6-way Dynamic Chassis control for that go-kart feel. 

3: It can drive on all-electric power, too

The Fezza’s 7.45kWh battery pack can drive the supercar using all-electric power for up to 25km and at speeds of up to 135kmph. 

4: An exquisitely designed Ferrari 

The 296 GTB is a masterpiece of engineering and design, with SF90 Stradale-inspired aesthetics and functional aerodynamics. It has a 50mm shorter wheelbase than previous mid-engine Ferrari coupes for better agility and brake-by-wire technology and magnetorheological adjustable dampers. 

5: Driver-focused interior layout 

Inside, the Ferrari 296 GTB’s instrument console puts the driver at the centre of attention. It has a massive high-resolution digital instrument cluster flanked by air vents and minimally laid-out controls for the HVAC and other operations in the car. The narrow centre console mimicks a gated H-pattern shifter, housing the drive mode switches.

Yes, there is an infotainment screen, but it’s a narrow panel on the passenger side that can be used to mirror the driver’s instrumentation. After all, the Ferrari’s all about driving, so wouldn’t you rather hear the V6 soundtrack than your favourite tunes on the sound system? 

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The Ferrari 296 GTB is a rival to the Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD. As for the price, Ferrari says that with the recommended optional equipment, the 296 GTB fetches Rs 5.40 crore and upwards (ex-showroom).

Ferrari 296 GTB
Ferrari 296 GTB
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