September 28, 2023

It’s wonderful what number of members I’ve spoken to in regards to the Ferrari 296 GTB after watching the video we launched on the automobile again in late January, all asking the identical factor — “So ought to I purchase one?”.

Written by: Jonty Wydell

Plainly the 296 has actually captured the eye of the serial supercar purchaser, as many who like to modify between totally different unique manufacturers are being drawn to the newest providing from Maranello, and I don’t blame them. Nearly all of supercars at the moment are starting to lose that spark whereas they hunt for the quickest 0-60 and lap instances which, let’s face it, are completely meaningless on a highway automobile.

Turbocharging and OPF filters are additionally firming down the noise, one other huge issue driving fanatics like us hanker after. Admit it, once you drop a number of cogs and squeeze on the throttle, you’re not likely bothered about how briskly you speed up so long as there’s enough G-force pushing you into your seat accompanied by the roar of a correct engine.

That’s the place the 296 has actually come by way of. Okay, I’ll be the primary to confess that it’s nonetheless manner too quick, however at the very least once you do deploy even 40% of the automobile’s potential on the highway, it’s thrilling for the driving force. Noise fills the cabin, your neck muscle tissues tense ahead and your arse turns into at one with the highway. So, in reply to the query, sure, purchase one!

However in the event you do nonetheless need to name and chat about automobiles, then I’m at all times up for it. I’ll not be capable of get that thrill of spending a number of hundred grand on my subsequent automobile, however I’ll equally get pleasure from serving to you spend it on yours!