Qatar, October 29: Alfardan Sports Motors, the official Ferrari Importer in Qatar, has provided high-profile customers and prospects a special opportunity through an exclusive drive experience, the well-known Esperienza Ferrari, to drive the Prancing Horse brand’s new 296 GTS, which encapsulates the concept of fun to drive with Retractable Hard Top
Beginning with a gathering at the Ferrari showroom located in Qatar’s luxurious Pearl Island, Ferrari-authorized Scuderia de Adamich driving instructors, who have been brought from Italy specifically for the activity, guided customers and prospects individually on the dynamics of the car before getting behind the wheel themselves. Guests felt the thrill of the 296 GTS as they drove through the city of Lusail streets before returning to the showroom to enjoy impeccable hospitality.
The 296 GTS, which gets its name from the combination of its total displacement (2992 I) and the number of cylinders with the GTS, flanks the 296 GTB in redefining the whole concept of fun behind the wheel. Customers are therefore guaranteed pure emotions not just when pushing the car to its limits, but also in day-to-day driving situations.
The 296 GTS uses the new 663 cv 120° V6, coupled with an electric motor capable of delivering a further 122 kW (167 cv), which debuted on the 296 GTB. This is the first 6-cylinder engine installed on a road-going spider sporting the Prancing Horse badge; it unleashes its class-leading 830 cv total power output to deliver previously unthinkable performance levels and an innovative, exhilarating and unique soundtrack, further enhanced by the fact that it can be relished with the top down.
The 296 GTS’s plug-in hybrid (PHEV) system guarantees it is an incredibly usable car as well as cutting pedal response times to zero and delivering a 25km range in all-electric eDrive mode. The car’s compact dimensions and the introduction of innovative dynamic control systems as well as meticulously honed aero ensure that the driver will instantly be impressed by its astonishing agility and responsiveness to commands. Its sporty, sinuous design and extremely compact dimensions also visually underscore its unique and modern forms, while skilfully referencing the likes of the 1963 250 LM, the perfect marriage of simplicity and functionality.
The Esperienza Ferrari is one-of-a-kind test drive program that allows the brand’s aficionados to be on the driver seat of some of the newest Prancing Horse cars.