Ferrari Portofino breaks cover

By Tushaar Singh Gill | on August 23, 2017

The Ferrari Portofino is a hard top convertible that combines a roomy boot, generous cockpit space and two rear seats - all with a twin-turbo V8.

Ferrari has officially revealed the replacement for its entry level California T. The all-new supercar is christened as Portofino, and its being positioned as a drop-top Grand Tourer. Ferrari claims that with Portofino, it has achieved a perfect combination of sportiness, elegance and on-board comfort.

The design of the new Ferrari Portofino reflects the latest design philosophy of the Italian supercar maker, and looks in line with other new Ferraris like 812 Superfast and GTC4Lusso. The large radiator grille opening, that stretches from edge to edge of the contoured nose, is underscored by a new full-LED headlight assembly with a more horizontal shape. The outside edge of the headlight hides an air intake which vents into the front wheel arch and exits along the flank to reduce drag.

ferrari portofino interior

Under the bonnet of the new Ferrari Portofino lies Ferrari’s 3.9-litre V8 motor, which produces 592 horses - around 38 more than the car it replaces. At 760Nm, the torque is aplenty - thanks to the two turbochargers available on-board. The 0-100 km/h sprint is taken care of in 3.5 seconds, while the top speed hovers around the 320km/h mark.

Ferrari claims that all aspects of the twin-turbo V8’s efficiency have been honed with the adoption of new pistons and a new intake system design. A new one-piece-cast exhaust header has been deployed to reduce losses.

The third generation electronic rear differential (E-Diff3) has been adopted and integrated with the F1-Trac - which is a first for an entry level Ferrari. This should definitely facilitate improving both mechanical grip and the control of the car on the limit.

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The Ferrari Portofino will make its dynamic debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September 2017.

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