For a long time, engine size meant speed. Early muscle cars and supercars relied on big block V8s and more exotic V10s and V12s. But over the years, many supercar brands have been turning to V6 engines. And the 2023 Ferrari 296 GTS proves that 6 can often go as fast as 12.
The 2023 Ferrari 296 GTS relies on a twin-turbo six-cylinder cranking out over 650 horsepower. Those combustion cylinders are matched with an electric motor providing nearly 170 more horsepower, bringing total output above 800 horsepower and 740 nm of torque. Given all that power, it’s no surprise that the 2023 Ferrari 296 GTS can hit 100 kilometers per hour in less than 3 seconds.
Many Ferrari owners are looking to improve their environmental footprint while cruising around town. Fortunately, the Ferrari 296 GTS can go about 25 kilometers in all-electric mode. Miles Per Gallon haven’t been released for the 2023 model, but the 2022 Ferrari 296GTB got 20 miles to the gallon, not bad for a supercar.
Smaller engines can reduce weight, which is a vital component of speed and handling. The big engines favored decades ago are rather flabby by modern standards. That said, electric motors and batteries do add weight, so there are always trade-offs.
Starting at $400,000, this Ferrari for sale is set to offer great performance, refined driving, and a good environmental footprint by supercar standards. The 2023 Ferrari 296 GTS will be available as both a roadster and convertible.