Named after the picturesque town of Portofino in Northwestern Italy, the newest addition to the Ferrari stable replaces the Ferrari California T that’s been around for more than 10 years.
At the heart of the Portofino is a 3.9-litre twin-turbo engine making 592 hp and 760 Nm of torque. The V8 engine’s redline is capped at 7,500 rpm, as it climbs to 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds, onward to a top speed of 320 km/h.
|Engine||3.9-litre twin turbo V8|
|Transmission||7-speed dual clutch transmission|
|Max Power||592hp @ 7,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||760 Nm @ 3,000 – 5250 rpm|
|0 – 100 km/h ; Top Speed||3.5 seconds ; 320 km/h|
|Price||RM 948,000 (before duties and options)|
As a replacement to the California T, it’s got almost 40 hp more than its predecessor and is lighter too. Revisions to the engine, adopted from the GTC4 Lusso T includes new pistons, conrods and a revised air intake system.
Attention has also been paid to its chassis as well, with the new platform weighing more than 80 kg less than its predecessor. Furthermore, it is the first GT in this range to be fitted with Electric Power Steering (EPS) that reduces steering ratio by 7% for a more responsive steering.
Combined with an F1-inspired 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the Portofino features the third generation electronic differential (E-Diff 3) and the magnetorheological damping system (SCM-E) which has been upgraded with dual-coil technology to help reduce body roll while simultaneously improving absorption of road surface unevenness; our Malaysian roads will not pose the slightest problem.
Designed to be a “Berlinetta” with the ability to transform into a drop-top in just 14 seconds at speeds of under 50 km/h, the Portofino has been crafted to house a 2+2 seating configuration inside, along with a new air-conditioning system, steering wheel. backrest design that boosts leg space and a new wind deflector that can cut air flow inside the cabin by 30%.
Like the GTC4 Lusso, the Portofino is fitted with an additional LCD display that projects speed and other parameters of the car ahead of the front passenger – to scare them – presumably.
The Ferrari Portofino can be had at a base price of RM 948,000 (excluding duty and other optional extras).