Ferrari unveiled its first V6 hybrid supercar, the 296 GTB, just about a month ago. Obviously, an open-top spider version will soon follow. However, it seems, the 296 GTS is already in its advanced stages of development.
Varryx was able to capture a test mule that appears to be the 296 GTS / Spider in Maranello recently. At first, you might mistake it for a coupe, but take a closer look and you will notice a few bits that are different on this car.
Yes, the psychedelic camouflage doesn’t help but notice how there seem to be a couple of panel gaps on the roof. The first one is on top of the B-pillar and the other is just where the roof starts curving towards the rear.
The Ferrari 296 GTS is expected to get a folding hardtop similar to the F8 Spider and the SF90 Spider. It will use the same V6 hybrid powertrain as the coupe – a 3.0-liter, V6 engine producing 654 hp, mated to an electric motor that boosts the overall output to 818 hp and 546 lb-ft.
The coupe goes from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. The 296 GTS will have similar performance, but expect it to be a tad slower to 62 mph.