Make it a ‘Piccolo’
“A pint-sized hybrid powerhouse and stunning piece of design, the new Ferrari 296 GTB proves a V6 can more than hold its own.”
“Occasionally, I’m so deeply affected by driving a new car—particularly one as ballistically blessed as
Ferrari’s 296 GTB—that I exhibit strange behaviours. After two days in Spain, being almost as thrilled that I was in a foreign country again as I was by driving a street-legal vehicle with 50 percent more power than a Bathurst-bothering V8 Supercar, I found myself Googling photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s children.
This is because the first thing that hits you about the new plug-in super hybrid Ferrari is not the shock about how anything with a V6 engine and an electric motor can sound that good—that comes a few minutes later—but how wallet-achingly beautiful it is.”