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Ferrari 296 GTB Launched at Rs 5.40 Crore

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Ferrari 296 GTB comes with a 3.0-litre V6 with a plug-in hybrid system.

Ferrari has introduced the 296 GTB as a replacement for the F8 Tributo in the Indian market. The 296 moniker derives from the engine’s displacement, which is 2996 cc. According to Ferrari, the 296 GTB is the first road car to feature a six-cylinder engine. It gets a brand-new six-cylinder engine with hybridization to reduce emissions while increasing power output.

The 3.0-litre engine is twin-turbocharged and produces a maximum power of 654 hp. The electric motor produces 166 hp, bringing the total power output of the 296 GTB to 830 hp at 8,000 rpm. The maximum torque output is rated at 740 Nm at 6,350 rpm. The rev limiter is set at 8,500 rpm.

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The engine is mated to a dual-clutch automatic transmission with eight speeds. The 296 GTB will reach 100 kmph in 2.9 seconds and 200 kmph in 7.3 seconds, according to Ferrari. It has a top speed of 330 km/h and can stop from 200 km/h to 0 km/h in 107 metres. To reduce brake fade, Ferrari employs carbon ceramic disc brakes. The 296 GTB completed a lap of Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in 1 minute and 21 seconds.

The supercar can travel 25 kilometres in pure EV mode and has a top speed of 135 kilometres per hour. The 7.45 kWh battery pack has been installed behind the seats for weight distribution. Because it is a plug-in hybrid, the battery pack can be charged in 1 hour using a charger.

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The 296 GTB is the first Ferrari with brake-by-wire technology and electronic power steering. The ‘eManettino’ dial on the steering wheel allows you to switch between four driving modes. Qualify, Hybrid, Performance, and eDrive are the diving modes. Various parameters are altered by each driving mode.

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