2018 Ferrari Portofino – A Supercar Dedicated to the Italian Fishing Village

Ferrari has unveiled a new car in the V8 GT segment which the company says will dominate it thanks to a perfect combination of sportiness, elegance and on board comfort. The 2018 Ferrari Portofino which replaces the California T, gets its name from one of Italy’s most beautiful towns. The sporst car will make its world debut at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA 2017).

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Portofino is a charming tourist port and a fishing village on the Italian Riviera coastline. It has become internationally synonymous with elegance, sportiness and understated luxury. The Italian car maker has also dedicated the launch colour Rosso Portofino of the new Ferrari drop-top car to the marvellous town.

The 2018 Ferrari Portofino is said to be the most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space plus two rear seats which are suitable for short trips. Under the hood of the GT car lies the renowned Ferrari V8 turbo engine.

The engine generates 600 cv which is 40 cv more than the California T’s power unit. This increase in power was possible due to the adoption of new components and specific calibration of the engine management software. The famous Ferrari V8 soundtrack is further enhanced to be enjoyed while driving new Ferrari Portofino with the roof down.

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The Ferrari Portofino offers higher levels of acceleration in all gears and lower fuel consumption compared to the Ferrari California T. The V8 engine adopts new pistons and con-rods along with a new intake and exhaust system. There is zero turbo lag thanks to the new one-piece-cast exhaust header which reduces losses. The Variable Boost Management system makes sure that the correct amount of torque is delivered based on the gear selected.

For the first time ever on a Ferrari roadster, the third generation electronic rear differential (E-Diff3) has been adopted and integrated with the F1-Trac. The Ferrari Portofino is also the first GT in the range to be fitted with Electric Power Steering (EPS). The magnetorheological damping system (SCM-E) has been uprated with dual-coil technology which helps reduce roll while simultaneously improving absorption of road surface unevenness. All these make the Ferrari Portofino a more dynamic, responsive and comfortable car.

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Designed at the Ferrari Design Centre, the Portofino sports a two-box fastback configuration in a never done before coupe-convertible with a retractable hard top. The surfaces of the sports car have been developed to ensure maximum efficiency thanks to the close collaboration between the Aerodynamics department and Ferrari Design team.

The front nose is formed by the large radiator grille that stretches from edge to edge. A new full-LED headlight assembly accentuates the front view of the car and also hides an innovative air intake that gels into the front wheel arch.

At the rear, the sporty stance of the Ferrari Portofino is enhanced by the round tail lights which are placed further apart to give a sense of width. The retractable hard top is hidden away under the sensuous looking body work. A diffuser sits in the middle of the rear bumper and is surrounded by dual exhaust on both the sides.

The interior of the Ferrari Portofino has been designed to offer utmost comfort to the passengers. It features the new 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, passenger display, a new air-conditioning system, a new steering wheel and 18-way electrically adjustable front seats with a new backrest design that improves leg room space for the rear seat passengers. With the roof down, the new wind deflector cuts air flow inside the cabin by 30% and also reduces aerodynamic noise.

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2018 Ferrari Portofino Technical Specifications:


  • Type: V8 – 90°
  • Overall displacement: 3855 cm3
  • Maximum power output: 441 kW (600 cv) at 7500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 760 Nm from 3000 to 5250 rpm


  • Length: 4586 mm
  • Width: 1938 mm
  • Height: 1318 mm
  • Weight distribution: 46-54% (front/rear)


  • Top speed: >320 km/h
  • 0-100 km/h: 3.5 sec
  • Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
  • Fuel consumption: 10.5 l/100 km
  • Emissions: 245g CO2/km



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