Only the worthy can take this ruby slipper out for a Saturday bender on the nearest autobahn, the rest of you will melt like the wicked witch of the West as this date-sealer with a stable full of horses, thanks to expert tuners, German DMC, blasts off to 62 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds. This new 120-degree V6 engine coupled with a plug-in electric motor distributes up to 830 cv for a utopian dream-like driving experience while testing Minkowski’s geometric interpretation that space is only three dimensional (length, width, and depth) as the 296 GTB introduces the fourth- style. This car is the inauguration of the Tea-tray compact volume design, essentially a delimitation of the “mid-rear-engined” Berlinetta decidedly contemporary for the modern eye hailing from Maranello. The short wheelbase and bearing enhance the ultra-chic visor roof, flowing flying buttresses, and stout mudguards. The rear flying buttress contains the engine compartment cover, while the Kamm back reduces drag. The cabin of the Ferrari 296 GTB is hooked up with the full-digital interface that debuted on the SF90 Stradale reformulated for a more elegant presentation for a cultured owner very much in vogue. The cockpit is centrally supported by two visible buttresses concentered in the dashboard and a cozy passenger seat for that deserving partner or co-thrill seeker.
Arguably the apogee of automotive achievement, taking this betty out on the town is analogous to sipping The Macallan Fine and Rare 60-Year-Old 1926 vintage malt, both creations dripping with mystical characteristics leaving connoisseurs in an unparalleled state of “wow.” Alright, car freaks, this is the first Ferrari road car with rear-wheel drive plug-in hybrid architecture (PHEV). It is an integration of a rear electric motor with an internal combustion engine that simultaneously communicates by way of the new TMA actuator providing the capability for both to be utilized together. Let me take a breath. I too read that twice over to make sure I was comprehending it correctly. But George Orwell I am not, this is no futuristic “castle in Spain,” it is exclusively real. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty; the dimensions are precise, 4,565 mm in length and 1,958 mm width, a dry weight of 1,470 kg, F1 DCT 8-speed, can we conjecture the same measurements as a Megaflash blast of red ruby Italian lightning, redesigned as a primo automotive gemstone? “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” You decide.