Alfardan Sports Motors, the official Ferrari Importer in Qatar, provided high-profile clients an exclusive drive opportunity just prior to the holy month of Ramadan. Ferrari enthusiasts were invited to the St. Regis Marsa Arabia – The Pearl Island, to drive the Prancing Horse brand’s 296 GTB and GTS models, which encapsulate the concepts of fun to drive both with the roof on and roof down.
Guests were invited to mingle in a special outdoor area at the hotel; the first time the space has been activated. Ferrari clients were joined by members of the Corinthia Yacht Club to embrace the luxury hospitality and catering offered by the St. Regis team. Test drives of both the 296 GTB and GTS were offered throughout the afternoon, lending an exhilarating backdrop to the occasion, and performance-filled energy.
The 296 GTB, which features a sporty, sinuous design and extremely compact dimensions, redefines the whole concept of fun behind the wheel. The model dares to challenge the rules, ensuring pure emotions not just when pushing the car to its limits, but also in day-to-day driving situations.. The 296 GTB, which gets its name through the combination of the car’s total displacement (2.992 l) and number of cylinders with the GTB (Gran Turismo Berlinetta) acronym, ushered in an authentic revolution for Ferrari as it has introduced a new engine type to flank the marque’s multi-award-winning 8- and 12-cylinder power units: a 663 cv 120° V6 coupled with an electric motor capable of delivering a further 122 kW (167 cv).
The 296 GTB’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 experience its astonishing agility and responsiveness to commands.
The 296 GTS flanks the 296 GTB in redefining the whole concept of fun to drive, but with Ferrari’s famous RHT (retractable hard top) adding a thrilling extra dimension.