It’s possible that the 2023 Ferrari 296 GTB coupe and 296GTS convertible will use hybrid technology. But their immense power, nimble handling, superb steering, robust brakes, and thrilling speed still enable them to provide a familiar and family Ferrari feel. A battery-fed drive motor is sandwiched between the engine block and the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, and their gas-fired power comes from a small, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6; a first for a production Ferrari vehicle. A quarter-mile sprint time of under ten seconds and a time for 60 miles per hour are made possible by the flawless interaction of these several parts. This Italian coupe and convertible pair offers the same high level of personalization options that make owning one of these vehicles so special, in addition to being technical marvels.
For the 2023 model year, there are no significant revisions to the Ferrari 296 GTB coupe. For 2023, the 296 GTS convertible is a brand-new model. With the exception of the steering wheel, the 296’s interior is a study in sophisticated minimalism. An ergonomic nightmare is caused by its overabundance of controls. A completely digital interface that was adapted from the SF90 is the only other element of the dashboard. Italian leather covers the seats and other interior surfaces of the GTB, showcasing the coupe’s opulent side. A push-button shifter modelled after the old gated manual Ferrari gears is located in the centre console.
Engine & Performance
A plug-in hybrid system and a turbocharged V6 are housed behind the 296’s cockpit. 819-hp is produced by the gas engine and electric motor working together, all of which is directed only to the rear wheels using an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Both the coupe and the convertible are equipped with 6.0 kWh battery packs that can be used to run the vehicle solely on energy. The 296 GTB has four drive modes; eDrive, Hybrid, Performance, and Qualify—that offer escalating performance characteristics, as well as a brake-by-wire system and communicative electrically assisted power steering. A pair of carbon fibre rims are available if you prefer lighter wheels than the typical twin-spoke forged ones.
|2023 Ferrari 296 GTB Mileage||City||Highway|
|296 GTB||47 MPGe||NA|
The EPA has not yet made its 2023 model year predictions public. Yet, given that the Italian super coupe’s mechanical components haven’t changed, we anticipate that they will remain the same for the 296 GTB. For comparison, the 2022 296 GTB was estimated to achieve 47 MPGe, and its onboard battery can support around 8 miles of electric-only driving. We anticipate comparable ratings for the 296 GTS Convertible.
Dimensions, Space & Airbags
|2023 Ferrari 296 GTB Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume||7 ft3|
The 296 lacks a standard infotainment system. Instead, the digital gauge cluster includes features for the navigation and audio systems. Regrettably, we discovered that the system was fairly difficult to operate. A digital display is also provided to the passenger, which Ferrari claims is meant to give them the impression that they are the co-driver.
|2023 Ferrari 296 GTB Pricing||Price (USD)|
For the majority of us, the 296 GTB and 296 GTS are out of reach due to their high prices. But if we could afford one, we’d choose the coupe and check the boxes for the carbon-fiber Daytona seats and wheels. The money we would have saved by not purchasing the top-down variant would then be used to pay on track days and road trips in the 296.
Specifications & Top-Speed
|2023 Ferrari 296 GTB Specifications||Specs|
|Engine||twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6|
|0-60 MPH||2.9 sec|
|0-100 MPH||5.7 sec|
|1/4 Mile||9.7 sec|
|Top Speed||205 mph|