Navnit Motors, the official Ferrari importer in Mumbai, introduced the 296 GTB, an evolution of Maranello’s mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta concept at an exclusive unveil in Navnit Motor’s Bandra BKC showroom today.

The 296 GTB ushers in an authentic revolution for Ferrari as it introduces a new engine type to flank the marque’s multi-award-winning 8 and 12 cylinder power units: a new 663 cv 120° V6 coupled with an electric motor capable of delivering a further 122 kW (167 cv). This is the first 6-cyclinder engine installed on a road car sporting the Prancing Horse car badge: it unleashes its massive 830 cv total power output to deliver previously unthinkable performance levels and an innovative, exhilarating and unique soundtrack.

The car’s name, which combines its total displacement (2.992 I) and number of cylinders with GTB (Gran Turismo Berlinetta) acronym, in finest Ferrari tradition, was chosen to underscore this new engine’s epoch-changing importance to Maranello: it is not simply the living, beating heart of the 296 GTB but also ushers in a new V6 era that has its roots deep in Ferrari’s unparalleled 70-year-plus experience in motor sports.

The very first Ferrari V6, in fact, featured a 65 degree architecture and debuted on the 1957 1500 cc Dino 156 F2 single-seater. This was followed in 1958 by bigger displacement versions on the front-envied sport prototypes – the 196 S and 296 S – and F1 cars, such as the 246 F 1 which powered Mike Hawthorn to the F1 Drivers’ Championship title the same year.

The very first Ferrari to sport a mid-rear-mounted V6 was the 246 SP in 1961, which won amongst others the Targa Florio both that same year and in 1962 Also in 1961, Ferrari secured its first Constructors’ title in the Formula 1 World Championship with the 156 F1, which was powered by a 120′ V6. Ferrari first installed turbos between an engine’s cylinder banks on the 126 CK in 1981 and subsequently on the 126 C2 in 1982, which became the first turbo-charged car to win the Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship title. This was followed up with a second title in 1983 with the 126 C3, Lastly, V6 turbo hybrid architecture has been used on all Formula 1 single-seaters since 2014.

The 296 GTB is priced at Rs.5.40 Cr and will have a waiting period between 8-18 months depending on the configuration. 

Navnit Motors Pvt. Ltd. the official dealer for Ferrari Mumbai offers an exquisite experience to each and every guest who visits the State-of-the-art showroom. Navnit Ferrari carries the Ferrari CI with elegant, timeless and authentic design. Present within the dealership will be a customer lounge area showcasing the history and passion of Ferrari through it’s display of unique and exclusive merchandise and samples. Customers can personalize the Ferrari of their choice through an online configurator, with the assistance of our dynamic sales representative. Each individual client can put their own finishing touch to their cars.