Ferrari is conducting a European tour with its latest open-top Supercar, the Portofino. The Ferrari Portofino is slated to begin a Europe-wide tour on 16 April.
The famous Ligurian town, that both gave the car its name and played host to a world premiere attended by hundreds of clients last September, provides the starting line from which 20 examples of the new Ferrari will depart to over 60 cities across the continent.
The European tour
Three alternating itineraries will crisscross very different terrains, ranging from the rolling Tuscan hills to the slopes of the Alps, the Cote d’Azur, the Scandinavian Peninsula, Stockholm Bay and the Port of Belfast. Settings that will provide the perfect showcase for the driving pleasure and versatility of this stunning convertible GT, permitting clients to savour the V8 engine’s 600 cv, the handling and superior in-car comfort that put it at the top its category.
Hailed as the most powerful Convertible by the Prancing Horse, the Ferrari Portofino was named after one of the most attractive towns located in Riviera in the Liguria Region.
Powered by the Ferrari V8 turbo, a member of the engine family, 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 convertible 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 various advantageous features, retractable hard top, spacious trunk, ample passenger space and two rear seats suitable for a short trip, the Portofino is perfect for any occasion.
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. 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. Lastly, 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 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-inch 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.