2018 Ferrari Portofino (California)

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Move over California, Ferrari is now sporting the Portofino name for its new V8 GT car, set to take on the competition with a combination of sportiness, elegance and comfort. Named after the beautiful Italian town of Portofino, the newest drop-top Ferrari replaces the outgoing California T. Portofino being renowned for its charming tourist port, has become synonymous with elegance, sportiness and understated luxury, all virtues Ferrari has set its sights on with their new offering.

The twin turbocharged V8 has seen a power increase of 40 hp to a total of 592 hp, with torque remaining around the same mark at 760 Nm. This has been achieved through the combination of new pistons, con-rods, intake system, exhaust system and Variable Boost Management. That places the Ferrari Portofino as the most powerful convertible with a retractable hard top on the road today. That engine is part of the same Ferrari engine family that was nominated for the International Engine of the Year in both 2016 and 2017. The new chassis has benefited with a significant weight saving over the California through extensive use of modern production technologies and materials.

Ferrari Design Centre-penned Ferrari Portofino is an aggressively-styled car with a two-box fastback configuration – unprecedented in a coupé-convertible with a retractable hard top – that adds extra sleekness to its silhouette, lending it a sportier character without impinging on its elegance and dynamism.

Close collaboration between the Aerodynamics department and Ferrari Design has ensured maximum efficiency in the development of the surface treatment. Starting with the front, the form of the large radiator grille opening, that stretches from edge to edge of the carefully contoured nose, is underscored by a new full-LED headlight assembly with a more horizontal shape. Outside edge of the headlight hides an innovative air intake which vents into the front wheelarch and exits along the flank to reduce drag.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 3.9L V8 Twin Turbo
Weight: -
Power: 441 kW / 592 hp / 600 PS
0-100 kph: 3.5 seconds
Torque: 760 Nm / 560 lb-ft
Top Speed: 320+ kph / 199+ mph

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