Recently unveiled in Korea, the Ferrari Portofino is set to debut in Malaysia courtesy of Naza Italia. Ferrari’s Portofino is claimed as the most powerful convertible car by the Prancing Horse.
The Portofino, the Prancing Horse’s new GT, had its global debut in Frankfurt last year. The car was named after one of the most attractive towns located in Riviera in the Liguria Region. Portofino has long been known to the world as a symbol of scenic beauty embracing elegance and unique nobility.
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.
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.
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.
Highlights include retractable hard top, spacious trunk, ample passenger space and two rear seats. 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 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, a new steering wheel, 18-way adjustable electric-powered seats with a new backrest design, and the passenger display.