Ferrari Portofino- First Drive

The Prancing Horse stable showcases an Italian Grand Tourer par excellence

The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of outright performance and versatility in addition to a level of driving pleasure and on-board comfort unparalleled on the market. Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 km/h in just 10.8 seconds, the Ferrari Portofino is the most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space complete with two rear seats suitable for short trips.

The new car, which takes its name, Portofino, from one of the most charming villages on the Italian Riviera, an eponym for stylish elegance, is the most versatile model in the range. A Ferrari designed to be driven every day that also effortlessly converts from an authentic ‘berlinetta’ coupé to a drop-top capable of delivering a unique Ferrari soundtrack and superb driving pleasure even in day-to-day situations.

The retractable hard top (RHT) 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. Careful modelling of the RHT housing now allows the luggage compartment to hold two cabin trolleys with the roof down and three with the roof up. Ideal for any occasion, the Ferrari Portofino represents the perfect combination of design, performance and technology.

Thrari Portofino delivers a significant weight saving with the adoption of new components using innovative designs made possible by the use of cutting-edge production techniques. This, combined with a 40 cv higher power output than the California T, has resulted in a significant hike in performance and a corresponding drop in emissions. Vehicle dynamics benefit from the introduction, 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 (SCM-E) integrated with Premium 9.1 ESP.

ENGINE

Starting with the V8 power unit, which has won the outright International Engine of the Year award for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017, Ferrari’s engineers worked on several different fronts to deliver a power output of 600 cv at 7500 rpm, the equivalent of 156 cv/l, introducing new mechanical components as well as specific engine management software.

Ferrari Portofino: Technical Specifications

Engine                                               

Type                                                   V8 – 90° turbo

Total displacement                             3855 cc

Bore and stroke                                  86.5 mm x 82 mm

Max. power output *                          441 kW (600 cv) at 7500 rpm

Maximum torque *                760 Nm between 3000 and 5250 rpm

Max. engine speed                              7500 rpm

Compression ratio                              9.45:1

 

Weight and dimensions

Length  4586 mm/Width  1938 mm/Height 1318 mm

Wheelbase                                           2670 mm

Front track                                         1633 mm

Rear track                                           1635 mm

Kerb weight**                                    1664 kg

Dry weight**                                     1545 kg

Weight distribution                            46-54% front/rear

Boot capacity                                        292 l

Fuel tank capacity                               80 l

 

Tyres

Front                                                  245/35 ZR20; 8J x 20”

Rear                                                    285/35 ZR20; 10J x 20”

 

Carbon-ceramic brakes

Front                                                  390 mm x 34 mm

Rear                                                    360 mm x 32 mm

 

Transmission and gearbox  F1 dual-clutch transmission, 7-speed

 

Electronic controls                          ESP, ESC, with F1-Trac, E-Diff 3, SCM-

E with twin solenoid

 

Performance

Maximum speed                                  >320 km/h

0-100 km/h                                         3.5 sec

0-200 km/h                                         10.8 sec

100-0 km/h                                         34 m

 

Fuel consumption CO2 emissions***

Fuel consumption                               10.7 l/100 km

Emissions                                           245g CO2/km

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