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New Ferrari 296 GTS

V6-Hybrid model now gets open-top variant 

Ferrari has revealed the drop-top version of its latest road-going model, named the 296 GTS, based on the new 296 GTB, with the all-new hybrid V6 engine which arrives in place of the traditional mid-mounted V8.

Maranello’s new model takes aim at McLaren 720S Spider and is one of two new models to arrive this year along with the Ferrari Purosangue SUV.

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In terms of design there are only subtle changes to the 296 GTB’s silhouette, the 296 GTS’ rear being reworked to fit the folding roof into a new bay inside the engine compartment. Redesigned buttresses, rear window and a more potent step between the roof and the ‘aero bridge’ feature, whilst a adjustive rear screen to guarantee ease at high speeds why the roof is down

The roof takes 14 seconds to open/close at speeds of up to 28mph, when down you will hear the same powertrain as in the GTB with the V6 that is Maranello’s first since the prancing horse used a V6 for entry-level sports cars during the 1960s and 1970s.

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The 296 GTS comes in with the same figures as its sister despite weighting 70kg more, a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre unit that produces 655bhp, and coupled to an electric motor which produces 164bhp, meanwhile the combined torque output is 546lb ft, meaning the 296 GTB can sprint from 0-62mph in just 2.9 seconds and on to a top speed of more than 205mph.

And like the 296 GTB can be driven on electric power alone for up to 16 miles and at speeds of up to 84mph, thanks to its 7.45kWh battery. You also have the option of four driving modes via an 'eManettino' switch on the steering wheel: eDrive, Hybrid, Performance and Qualify, individually with differing levels of electric contribution

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