2018 Ferrari Portofino
Ferrari designers and engineers hit the bullseye with the Portofino.
The all-new replacement for the California hard-top convertible provides the insanely easy-to-drive elements of a grand tourer with a gorgeous body, superb handling and a snarly supercar sound.
Less is more
Less is more with the Portofino – as in less weight and more performance. Ferrari engineers trimmed a not insubstantial 80 kg out of the car by using more hi-tech alloys and composites in its construction; at the same time increasing body rigidity by 35 per cent to provide flatter handling.
There are 441 fine kilowatts available, but, more significantly, a whopping 760 Nm of twist from 3,000 rpm for immediate and purposeful shove from the forced induction V8. And then, of course, the exhaust sound to match it all … or crank up the optional JBL hi-power hi-fi system for your own bespoke musical splendour
The Portofino’s longer cabin provides significantly more front seat leg room and amongst this car’s many, many options is the Passenger Display – an interactive panel embedded in the dashboard just above the glovebox, allowing the passenger to scroll through the car’s numerous vehicle functions.
Touch the Performance icon and there is immediate access to the car’s rpm, road speed, gear and g-`force. Very cool.
This Portfofini is tastefully presented with stylish carbon-fibre elements inside and out, along with sporty red brake calipers. The ateliers have also showcased their skills with extensive red stitching throughout the interior – including red stitched cavallino on the head rests, red stitched Portofino floor mats and red stitching for the grip areas on the leather and carbon-fibre steering wheel with integrated F1-like LED strip display.