The Ferrari Portofino made its official debut in South Africa at a private preview held at the official Ferrari dealer in Johannesburg.
Powered by the Ferrari V8 turbo, a member of the engine family that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award in both 2016 and 2017, the Ferrari Portofino unleashes a massive 600cv at 7500 rpm, sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and 0-200km/h in just 10.8 seconds.
Named after one of Italy’s most charming villages, Portofino – the new model converts from an authentic ‘berlinetta’ coupé to a drop-top in just 14 seconds. The vehicle dynamics have been revised and new technological solutions have been introduced for the first time on this type of model. The third generation electronic rear differential (E-Diff3) has been adopted and integrated with the F1-Trac, improving both mechanical grip and the control of the car on the limit. It’s been fitted with Electric Power Steering (EPS) which offers even more responsive steering without a trade-off in stability.
The Ferrari Portofino features the Variable Boost Management, a control software developed by Ferrari that adjusts torque delivery to suit the gear selected. This enables the Ferrari Portofino to offer even higher levels of acceleration in all gears and lower fuel consumption compared to previous models.
“We are thrilled to introduce our latest addition to the Prancing horse family in South Africa. The Portofino is a benchmark in its segment and surpasses all expectations of a V8 grand tourer. We believe this exceptionally versatile drop-top embodies the perfect combination of design excellence, supreme performance, and unmatched technology”, said Mervyn Eagles, CEO of Scuderia South Africa.