Ferrari Portofino!

Mileage
0 kmpl to 0 kmpl
Fuel Types
Petrol
Engine
3855 cc to 3855 cc
Transmission
Automatic - AT

Variants

Coupe
3855 cc, Automatic - AT, Petrol

Overview

Have new Ferraris come barging so quickly that you’ve lost track of the model range? The Ferrari Portofino is the latest entrant. It not just replaces the slightly less-loved Ferrari California T (which was a replacement to the entry-level Ferrari California) but brings some added style and flair to the model line. It benefits from a new chassis and updated underpinnings, a more powerful iteration of the 3.9-litre turbocharged engine, and of course a new interior, too.

Exterior

On the outside, the Ferrari Portofino is clearly miles ahead of the California T. The current full-LED headlamp arrangement is in line with the modern Ferraris, whereas the rear benefits from the tail lamps set far apart. Ferrari says the Portofino is ‘breathtaking, like only a Ferrari can be’, and that’s a 100% true. The car gets a metal roof, which can fold up/down in just 14 seconds. That’s a quick one, isn’t it!

Interior

The Ferrari Portofino’s cabin isn’t what you’d call busy. The large 10.2-inch touchscreen system takes up a large part of the dashboard real estate. The driver is greeted by a fairly simple-yet-great-looking instrument panel which is comprised of a central rev counter flanked by two screens. The steering wheel is new, and the 18-way electrically adjustable seats are going to complement that. You can also spec the Portofino with a secondary display for the passenger as well. It’s a 2+2 but like in most performance-focused cars, the rear seats aren’t from the Ferrari FF, so the usability is fairly limited.

Engine

Diesel in a Ferrari would be sacrilege, but as far as engine choices go, you can choose anything you want as long as it is the 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine. It makes 600 PS and a mammoth 760 Nm. So while it’s positioned as a GT, it can very well smoke its rear runners — and a large percentage of supercars. It gets a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which sends power to the rear wheels only. Under optimum conditions, the car can hit 0-100 kmph in just 3.5 seconds. And since we’re talking about a Ferrari, it would be wrong to not mention its claimed top speed of 320 kmph.

Price and competition

The Ferrari Portofino in India is priced at Rs 3.5 crore, ex-showroom. In terms of pricing, the Lamborghini Huracan (which comes with a naturally aspirated engine) is close. A Porsche 911 Turbo will prove to be more usable and with the new-gen 992 version around the corner, it might just be the proper rival to the Portofino. Keep in mind that the 911 is offered with a fabric top only.

Pros & Cons

Drama Power Style More expensive than rivals