Ferrari 296 GTS convertible previewed in Malaysia

Ferrari 296 GTS convertible previewed in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Earlier this year, the official distributor of Ferrari cars in Malaysia, Naza Italia, introduced the 296 GTB on the local shores. And now here comes its open top-version, the 296 GTS. It marks the Southeast Asian debut of the Berlinetta Spyder, unveiled globally three months back.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does the Ferrari 296 GTS cost?

    The Ferrari 296 GTS is priced at RM 1.448 million (without insurance, taxes, and customisation options).
  • What powers the Ferrari 296 GTS?

    The Ferrari 296 GTS is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 paired with a 166-hp electric motor. Combinedly, the system delivers 830 hp and 740 Nm of torque.
  • Ferrari 296 GTS

    Naza Italia previewed the 296 GTS at the Esperienza Ferrari showcase currently underway at Sepang International Circuit. It will go on sale later this year at a price starting from RM 1.448 million (without insurance, taxes, and customisation options).

    Let’s check out the key highlights of the latest Prancing Horse model -

    • Ferrari 296 GTS is the brand's first V6 convertible for the road
    • The 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 comes paired with a 166-hp electric motor. Combinedly, the system dishes out a maximum power of 830 hp and a peak torque of 740 Nm 

    Ferrari 296 GTS

    • The power is transmitted to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission mated to physical reverse gear
    • The convertible hit the century sprint in just 2.9 seconds before attaining a top speed of over 330 kmph. The all-electric driving range stands at 25 km
    • The car features a retractable hardtop, which takes just 14 seconds to retract or deploy at speeds of up to 45 kmph

    Ferrari 296 GTS

    • Design-wise, it remains identical to the 296 GTB with some subtle revisions to accommodate the opening roof. It includes a reworked rear deck with re-sculptured buttresses, a new window at the bottom of the engine cover, and a few modifications on the A- and B-pillars and sills for better torsional rigidity

    Ferrari 296 GTS

    • The cabin also looks identical to the coupe model with some minor changes made to the seats and central tunnel. It comes equipped with a fully digital instrument panel and an infotainment display on the passenger’s side
    • An Assetto Fiorano package is also on offer with lightweight features and aero modifications
    • The 296 GTS tips the scales at 1,540 kg

    Ferrari 296 GTS

    What are your views on this top-less Ferrari? Let us know in the comments.

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