The sun has set on the Ferrari California T and a new V-8-powered grand tourer has arrived to carry its torch.
Performance has also been polished with a new chassis and componentry that contribute to considerable weight savings compared to the California T, while at the same time providing greater torsional rigidity. The Portofino has rear-biased 46/54 weight distribution.
The Portofino is the replacement for Ferrari's most commercially successful auto, the California. Peak power is at 7,500rpm and maximum torque of 760Nm comes on from 3,000rpm.
Among the changes brought to the engine are new pistons and conrods.
Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a revised version of the California T's seven-speed dual clutch transaxle.More news: Biafra: Don't treat IPOB as Boko Haram - Afenifere cautions Buhari
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Elsewhere, the Portofino gets Ferrari's latest generation electronic rear differential, dubbed E-Diff3. It is also 3mph better and can accelerate from zero to 62mph in just 3.5 seconds. And it enables a top speed of roughly 200 miles per hour.
Magnetorheological dampers are standard, now packing twin-coil technology to improve ride comfort when cruising, yet offer steel-like grip and body control when charging.
Designed entirely in-house, the Portofino seems way better executed than the California which looked slightly awkward form the beginning - this time the auto looks good with the fast-back shaped hardtop down or up.
Under the bonnet sits the same 3.9-litre turbocharged V8 engine found in its predecessor, though Ferrari has tweaked it with new components and recalibration of the engine management software. The boomerang-shaped headlights flanked by air intakes and the new bumper for instance make the vehicle look more aggressive. The headlamps are shaped similar to those of the 488 GTB, but with larger black surrounds. The front gets full-LED headlights, and the headlights feature an innovative air intake which vents into the front wheelarch and exits along the flank to reduce drag.
At 4586mm in length, 1938mm in width and 1318mm in height, the Portofino is 16mm longer, 28mm wider and 4mm lower than the California T.
The interior of the auto features a revamped infotainment system displayed on a 10.2in itouchscreen.