2020 Ferrari Portofino
Livable, Convenient & Safe
With just delivery kilometres showing, this MY2020 Ferrari Portofino represents a brand-new car. It’s also fitted with a variety of Ferrari factory options designed to make it as liveable, convenient and safe as possible without ever watering down the driving experience that is at the heart of every Ferrari.
Podium First Place
The Portofino had big boots to fill when it was launched in 2018, and replacing a legend like the California T was never going to be easy. Not only did the California possess all that Ferrari DNA, it was also a very accessible Ferrari as well as being the brand’s biggest selling single model. But as it stands, the improvements wrought on the platform to bring us the Portofino seem to have done the job and observers expect the latter car to usurp the California as the biggest volume seller in the marque’s history. And that’s all because the Portofino represents incremental improvements to the original design, rather than wholesale changes to suit fads and fashions.
Perhaps the biggest improvement over the California T was the reduction in kerb mass of around 90 kg, as well as detail changes and new materials to arrive at a car that was also 35 per cent more torsionally rigid than before. And therein lies the secret: Lighter and stiffer is always a recipe for improvement.
The 3.9-litre V8 with twin turbochargers remains, as does the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and traditional rear-wheel-drive. But changes for 2020 include a revised electric power-steering system and subtle changes to the electronic rear differential. And, of course, the Portofino continues that duality of purpose that only a folding metal-roofed convertible can bring to the table.
Features include: 20-inch diamond-cut forged alloy wheels, yellow brake calipers, Scuderia Ferrari shields, black exhaust tips, electro-chromatic exterior mirror, special interior stitching, Daytona style front seats, electric seats, Cavallino headrests, embroidered floor mats, yellow tachometer, foldable rear backrest, rear-facing radar, surround-view parking cameras, active cruise-control, passenger instrument display, dual-zone climate-control, navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, selectable drive modes.