2020 Ferrari Portofino
Stronger & Lighter
Although it shared some platform hardware with the California T it replaced, when, in 2018, Ferrari introduced this car, the Portofino, the changes were enough to refresh the concept and open it up to a new generation of buyers. And it was an improvement, starting with the very clever trick of making a car stronger and lighter than the one it replaces. These two, normally mutually exclusive claims, are a fact in the Portofino, something that’s especially important in a car with a convertible roof.
The engine came in for a massage, too, and in Portofino trim, it made an extra 29 kW while magnetically-adjustable dampers were added. The Portofino was also Ferrari’s first road-car with electrically-assisted power-steering.
But the new convertible was also a little greener than ever before with a concept Ferrari called High Emotion, Low Emissions (HELE). The efficiency angle was tackled by tapping into a raft of fuel-saving technologies including brushless electric motors, stop-start, improved aerodynamics, an intelligent air-conditioner compressor and even a dual-clutch transmission that could `sense’ the driving style in use at the time and tailor its behaviour to save as much fuel as possible.
More and More
This car is presented with little more than delivery mileage showing and features a range of Ferrari factory options including fully-powered front seats, a folding rear-seat backrest and a carbon-fibre steering wheel featuring LED shift lights.
Features include: Red brake calipers, Cavallino headrests, embroidered floor mats, carbon-fibre steering wheel with LEDs, magnetically-adjustable dampers, yellow tachometer, 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, contrast interior stitching, full electric seats, navigation, dual-zone climate-control, folding metal roof, Scuderia Ferrari shields.