The New Ferrari Portofino has been introduced in China, following its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. In greater China, Ferrari has a huge market and the new Portofino fits in nicely. The premiere of the Ferrari Portofino in China is the latest tribute to the 70 glorious years of the Prancing Horse.
Ferrari has chosen a particularly evocative name for this exceptionally versatile GT car, referencing one of Italy’s most beautiful towns. Portofino is renowned as a charming port and tourist town and, over the years, has become internationally synonymous with elegance, sportiness and understated luxury.
Powered by the Ferrari V8 turbo, a member of the engine family that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award in both 2016 and 2017, the new car is capable of punching out 600 cv, or 40 cv more than the California T it replaces. It boasts best of class power and can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds thanks to the adoption of new components and the specific calibration of the engine management software. The characteristic Ferrari V8 soundtrack has also been further enhanced and can be fully appreciated, particularly in top-down driving. These improvements, combined with its Variable Boost Management which adjusts torque delivery to suit the gear selected, enable the Portofino to offer even higher levels of acceleration in all gears and lower fuel consumption compared to the outgoing model.
On top of that, the Ferrari Portofino has plenty of firsts as its vehicle dynamic characteristics have been completely revised and benefit from the introduction of new technological solutions. For the first time on this type of Ferrari model, the third-generation electronic rear differential (E-Diff3) has been adopted and integrated with the F1-Trac, improving both mechanical grip and the control of the car on the limit. The Portofino is also the first GT in the range to be fitted with EPS (Electric Power Steering). Thanks to integration with the E-Diff3, this allowed the engineers to reduce the steering ratio by 7% for even more responsive steering without a trade-off in stability. The magnetorheological damping system (SCM-E) has been upgraded with dual-coil technology helping to reduce roll while simultaneously improving absorption of road surface unevenness. The result is an even more dynamic, responsive car that also delivers superior ride comfort.
The Ferrari Portofino is also an aggressively-styled car with a two-box fastback configuration, unprecedented in a coupé-convertible with a retractable hard top, this adds extra sleekness to its silhouette, giving it a sportier character without impinging on its elegance and dynamism.
Further building on its supreme capabilities, there is also a particular focus on on-board comfort. This is guaranteed via a slew of new features, not least an infotainment system with a 10.25-inch 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. All occupants will particularly appreciate the new wind deflector which can cut air flow inside the cabin by 30% and also reduces aerodynamic noise.
The Ferrari Portofino has a starting price of RMB 2,908,000.