Move over California, Ferrari is now sporting the Portofino name for its new V8 GT car, set to take on the competition with a combination of sportiness, elegance and comfort. Named after the beautiful Italian town of Portofino, the newest drop-top Ferrari replaces the outgoing California T. Portofino being renowned for its charming tourist port, has become synonymous with elegance, sportiness and understated luxury, all virtues Ferrari has set its sights on with their new offering.
The twin turbocharged V8 has seen a power increase of 40 hp to a total of 592 hp, with torque remaining around the same mark at 760 Nm. This has been achieved through the combination of new pistons, con-rods, intake system, exhaust system and Variable Boost Management. That places the Ferrari Portofino as the most powerful convertible with a retractable hard top on the road today. That engine is part of the same Ferrari engine family that was nominated for the International Engine of the Year in both 2016 and 2017. The new chassis has benefitted with a significant weight saving over the California through extensive use of modern production technologies and materials.