- June 16, 2018
Ferrari has chosen a particularly evocative moniker for this exceptionally versatile coupe convertible car, referencing one of Italy’s most beautiful towns. Portofino is renowned for its charming tourist port and, over the years, has become internationally synonymous with elegance, sportiness and understated luxury.
Bearing the name of the town, the Ferrari Portofino has become the most versatile GT car. The launch colour of the new Ferrari has also been dedicated to this charming town: Rosso Portofino.
Powered by the Ferrari V8 turbo, a member of the engine family that won the International Engine of the Year Award in 2016 and 2017 consecutively, the new car boasts an ability to punch out 600cv and to sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.5 seconds. Due to the adoption of new components and the calibration of the engine management software, the output power increased by 40cv from the California T power unit. Thanks to further tuning, the characteristic Ferrari V8 soundtrack can be fully appreciated in open-top driving.
This Ferrari model is designed for enjoying daily driving and converts from an authentic Berlinetta into an open-top Spider in just 14 seconds even in low-speed driving. With a brilliant marriage of design, performance, and technology, and with various advantageous features – retractable hard top, spacious trunk, ample passenger space, and two rear seats suitable for a short trip – the new model is perfect for any occasion.
The Ferrari Portofino is also an aggressively-styled car with a two-box fastback configuration – unprecedented in a coupe-convertible with a retractable hard top. This successfully adds extra sleekness to its silhouette, highlighting a sportier character.
Its vehicle dynamic characteristics have been completely revised. For the first time on this type of Ferrari model, third-generation electronic rear differential (E-Diffs) has been integrated with the F1-Trac, improving both mechanical grip and the control of the car to the limit. The Ferrari Portofino is also the first GT in this range to be fitted with EPS (Electric Power Steering) The integration of the EPS and the E-Diff3 reduced the steering ratio by 7% for even more responsive steering without a trade-off in stability at high-speed driving.
Thanks to the adoption of dual-coil technology, the magnetorheological damping system (SCM-E) has been upgraded, helping to reduce roll while contributing to improving absorption of road surface unevenness. The result is an even more dynamic, responsive car that also delivers superior ride comfort.
The new car also focuses on on-board comfort and this is achieved by a slew of new features – an infotainment system with a 10.2” touchscreen display, a new air-conditioning system that improves passenger comfort either with the top up or down, a new steering wheel, 18-way adjustable electric-powered seats with a new backrest design that boosts legroom for rear seat passengers, and the passenger display. All passengers will highly appreciate the new wind deflector which can cut air flow inside the cabin by 30% and reduces aerodynamic noise in open-top driving.
The Ferrari Portofino is the most powerful convertible car that Ferrari has ever produced. The price of the Ferrari Portofino is 537,000 euros or 20.9 million baht (based on an exchange rate of 39 baht per euro). Aftersales service is provided free of charge with 3-year unlimited mileage warranty by a team of professionals and authentic parts imported from Ferrari.