The Ferrari Portofino, (California T Successor) is the new drop-top V8 GT that features a perfect combination of sportiness, elegance and on board comfort. One of Italy’s most beautiful towns, Portofino, is recognized as the symbol of elegance, sportiness and understated luxury. That what it makes it an ideal moniker for the exceptionally versatile Ferrari. The launch colour of the new Ferrari Portofino has also been dedicated to this marvellous town: Rosso Portofino.
The Ferrari Portofino is capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds. It features all-new chassis and body-in-white components that have been redesigned with a consequent reduction in weight despite an increase in torsional rigidity. Powered by the Ferrari V8 turbo, the new car now punches out 40 cv more than the California T’s power unit thanks to the adoption of new components and specific calibration of the engine management software.
For the first time on this type of Ferrari model, the third generation electronic rear differential (E-Diff3) has been adopted and integrated with the F1-Trac, improving both mechanical grip and the control of the car on the limit. The Ferrari Portofino is also the first GT in the range to be fitted with EPS (Electric Power Steering).
The Ferrari Design Centre-penned Ferrari Portofino features a two-box fastback configuration – never seen in a coupé-convertible with a retractable hard top before – that adds extra sleekness to its silhouette, lending it a sportier character without impinging on its elegance and dynamism.
The form of the large radiator grille opening, that stretches from edge to edge of the carefully contoured nose, is underscored by a new full-LED headlight assembly with a more horizontal shape. The outside edge of the headlight hides an innovative air intake which vents into the front wheel arch and exits along the flank to reduce drag.
Inside, there is an infotainment system with 10.2” touchscreen display, a new air-conditioning system that improves occupant comfort both with the top up or down, a new steering wheel, 18-way electrically adjustable seats with a new backrest design that boosts leg room for rear seat passengers, and the passenger display. All occupants will particularly appreciate the new wind deflector which, when the top is dropped, cuts air flow inside the cabin by 30% and also reduces aerodynamic noise.
The Ferrari Portofino will make its world debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September.