Poetry and horses in the wind…


Cedric Frere

A favorite of Danny Wild and Magnum, the Ferrari Berlinetta “Convertible” is an eternal favorite of Ferrari fans. With the 296 GTS not posted here, I left a nugget of Ferrari’s chassis on a great ride.

Feels great in the presence of the “Transformer” shooting when the rear cover is hinged to accommodate the hardtop in less than 14 seconds while driving. Additional talent added to the Ferrari 296, the coupe born (or GTB according to the house’s terminology) at the start of the year, whose technical sheet had already caused a lot of talk: 830 hp, barely 3 seconds to reach 100 km/h and less than 7 l/100 km Thanks to its unique hybrid system! All that was missing was the “discoverable” version (or GTS in the parlance of the house) to perfect a line that evokes both the popular Dino and the 308 of the ’70s, all magnified by Amicalement votres and Magnum series on the small screen.

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While waiting for Hollywood to pick the new 296 GTS for an upcoming selection, the phenomenon’s electric motor is attracting attention. It has a power of 165 horses, and on its own it is capable of 25 km without consuming anything other than electricity! Revolt for a house that not long ago loved nothing more than uttering its multi-cylinder! 296 convertibles have 6 (for 663 horses) that can sing; Thus, its top speed is set at 8,500 rpm (more 1,500 rpm than many competitors!) while its exhaust (“set”) increases sound and excitement tenfold.

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Regulated by an 8-speed ‘automatic’ gearbox, the race car loves straight lines and more turns as its weight at just 1,500kg is strikingly light in the land of plug-in hybrids that often exceed 2 tons. With floor-mounted fins, the 296 is also one of the most beautiful Ferrari-designed cockpits to date. Full screen – including for the passenger who can thus monitor engine parameters and the speeds reached… – the instrument panel also toggles several buttons for touch control while presenting its driver with one of the most beautiful flywheels ever built. A museum piece of its own. The price? It is not surprising that from Ferrari; That’s roughly 300,000 euros by our estimate. The first deliveries will take place by the end of the year.

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Cedric Frere



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