Ferrari Portofino: 5 things you need to know

The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT masterpiece created by Ferrari to dominate its market segment. This car combines performance, versatility, driving pleasure and on-board comfort unlike anything you have seen. 5] Capable sprinting from 0 to 200 km/h in just 10.8 seconds, the Ferrari Portofino is a very powerful convertible with a retractable hard top. It has a good size boot and a generous cockpit space complete with two rear seats that are suitable for short trips.
The Ferrari Portofino is significantly lighter thanks to new components featuring innovative designs made possible by the use of cutting-edge production techniques. The cars design looks great, with the smooth contours on the bonnet, sweeping tail lights and the prancing horse on the grille all make it look like the sports car it is. The hard work in design and manufacturing has resulted in a significant hike in performance and a drop in emissions. Vehicle dynamics benefit for the first time on this model, of electric power steering, the 3rd generation electronic differential (E-Diff3) and the latest evolution of the electronic suspension control system. The rear of the car looks unequivocally Ferrari. The simple design with rear spotlights and double twin exhausts make the car look elegant.
4] Portofino (the car is named after) is one of the most charming villages on the Italian Riviera. Synonymous with elegance and style. This Ferrari designed to be driven every day and the retractable hard top has been completely redesigned and can now be opened or closed in just 14 seconds on the move at lower speeds, making the car even more practical.
The interior is stunning as you would expect from a Ferrari with luxury leather seats and trimming and all the latest technology on offer today. 3] The comfort is guaranteed thanks to a load of new features like the infotainment system with a 10.2” touchscreen display, a new air-conditioning system that improves occupant comfort both with the top up or down, a new steering wheel, 18-way electrically adjustable seats with a new backrest design that boosts legroom for rear seat passengers, and the passenger display. One great feature that will be appreciated is the the new wind deflector that when the top is dropped, cuts air flow inside the cabin by 30% and also reduces aerodynamic noise.
2] The renowned Ferrari V8 turbo, part of the engine family that was nominated International Engine of the Year in both 2016 and 2017, now punches out 40 cv more than the California T’s power unit thanks to the adoption of new components and specific calibration of the engine management software. All aspects of the 8-cylinder’s efficiency have been honed with the adoption of new pistons and con-rods, and a new intake system design. The new one-piece-cast exhaust header reduces losses, ensuring Ferrari’s characteristic throttle response with zero turbo lag. The Variable Boost Management which adjusts torque delivery to suit the gear selected, allow the car to offer even higher levels of acceleration in all gears and lower fuel consumption.
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Max speed: 198.8 mph
Dimensions: 4,586 mm L x 1,938 mm W x 1,318 mm H
Horsepower: 441 kW
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.5 seconds
Engine: 3.9 L V8
Torque: 760 N·m
Price: £166,180

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