The prancing horse from Maranello has launched the Portofino in India with a price tag of Rs 3.5 crore, ex-showroom. This is the base sticker price of the car without any of the options.
The Portofino is a two-door 2+2 hard top convertible which is the replacement for the Ferrari California T. The name Portofino comes from an Italian village and the convertible was first unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The engine, a 3.9 L twin-turbocharged V8, is the same as in the GTC4Lusso T, but yields a slightly de-tuned power output of 591 hp at 7,500 rpm and 560 Nm of torque at 3,000-4,250 rpm. The Portofino can sprint from 0-100 in 3.5 seconds all the way up to a top whack of 320 kmh. Power is sent to the rear wheels using a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The chassis is stiffer and lighter than its predecessor with overall kerb weight tipping in at 1,664 kg.
The Portofino features magentorheological dampers, a carryover from the California, with an improved software to maintain good ride quality even though having a stiffer suspension system that the California. The hydraulic steering makes way for an electrically-assisted steering in the Portofino. The cabin of the Portofino was developed with inputs from various clients. The convertible features a 10.2-inch display screen in the centre console featuring Apple CarPlay. The multifunction steering is also carried over from the California. The convertible roof opens and closes in 14 seconds at speeds up to 40 kmh. The Portofino is the cheapest Ferrari available today which aims to strike the same balance between an easy to drive GT car and a typical Ferrari sports car as set by the California.