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We test drive Ferrari’s plug-in hybrid convertible, the 2023 Ferrari 296 GTS.

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We test drive Ferrari’s plug-in hybrid convertible, the 2023 Ferrari 296 GTS.-GadgetAny
piccolo V12" by Ferrari

The internal combustion engine is running out of time. Bans on new internal combustion engine vehicles are set to take effect in the mid-2030s. Several European cities have incorporated low-emission zones that limit passenger vehicles to hybrids and electric cars. Ferrari introduced the hardtop 296 GTB and folding-top 296 GTS in the spring.

The Ferrari 296 is predicated on the Dino 206 GT, 246 GT, and 246 GTS from the 1960s and 1970s. Ferrari has fitted a V6 engine to one of its road cars for the first time, giving the car its title. The 296’s heart is completely new, with a 2.9 L V6 engine and six cylinders.

piccolo V12" by Ferrari

Ferrari’s new 2.9 L V6 engine uses a 120° V-angle, with turbochargers located between the two banks of cylinders. The engine’s combustion chambers are a development of the ones found in the SF90’s engine, with direct fuel injection at 350 bar. Power output is a heady 218 hp/L (163 kW/L), or 654 hp (488 kW).

When necessary, the rear spoiler extends and deploys to raise rear downforce by up to 225 lbs (100 kg). The air pressure over the engine cover, vents, and the rear spoiler is designed to be the same as on the fixed-top GTB. During development, the engine was given the moniker “piccolo V12” by Ferrari.

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