Life after California — Ferrari Portofino

24 August, 2017, 03:01 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • 2018 Ferrari Portofino

Italian luxury sportscar maker Ferrari on Wednesday unveiled the Ferrari Portofino, its new entry level model that will replace the California.

Yet the most important attribute of Ferrari's latest has to be its launch color, Rosso Portofino.

Ferrari has just revealed a new model called the Portofino. The Portofino has rear-biased 46/54 weight distribution.

Ferrari's entry-level machine promises more focused performance.

After nine years in production, Ferrari is ditching its entry-level drop-top boulevard cruiser in favour of a model it claims is completely new from the ground up save for the powerplant which, though retuned to output a very impressive 600hp, is derived from the V8 twin-turbo that now powers the California. Torque has also risen by an incremental 5Nm to a new peak of 760Nm on a brand of revs between 3000 and 5250rpm.

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Improvements include new pistons and con rods along with redesigned intake and exhaust systems.

Also new in the Ferrari Portofino is Ferrari's third generation electronic rear differential (E-Diff3), which is integrated with F1-Trac, Ferrari's traction control system, and a new electrically assisted power steering. The hard top can be folded while on the move, although Ferrari is yet to confirm at up to what speed. The turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 generates 598 horsepower (an increase of 40 horses) and a hefty 560 lb-ft of torque. Ferrari Portofino is able to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and its maximum speed reaches 320 km per hour.

The old car's magnetic dampers have been upgraded with dual-coil technology, giving both a useful reduction in roll but also better ride quality, particularly over challenging surfaces. The all-new Ferrari Portofino is expected to hit the market next year. The new front end treatment and air intakes are created to improve the Portofino's overall aerodynamic efficiency. The headlamps are shaped similar to those of the 488 GTB, but with larger black surrounds.

The interior of the vehicle features a revamped infotainment system displayed on a 10.2in itouchscreen.

The Portofino uses a folding hardtop roof to protect occupants from the elements. For those top-down drives there's a wind deflector that apparently reduces the annoying air swirl around the cabin by 30 per cent.

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