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The folding hard-top convertible is powered by a 592bhp, V8 engine that the Italian firm says can accelerate it from 0-62mph in 3.5sec. The turbocharged 3.5-litre unit is derived from that of the California, but tuned to produce an extra 40bhp, with that peak output arriving at 7500rpm, as well as 561lb ft from 3000rpm to 5250rpm. The Portofino's top speed is claimed to be more than 199mph, which is at least 3mph better than its predecessor.

Ferrari says the Portofino, named after an Italian village, is built around an all-new chassis that is significantly lighter than the California T's, but with greater torsional rigidity due to new production techniques. It has not specified how much lighter the Portofino is than the California T, however. The Portofino's weight distribution is 46/54 front to rear.

The Portofino will feature Ferrari’s E-Diff 3 electronic rear differential and is the first GT car in Ferrari’s range to come with electric power steering, which the company claims has enabled it to reduce the steering ratio rate by 7% without any hindrance to stability. The Portofino also has dual-coil suspension with magnetorheological damping to improve both responsiveness and ride comfort.

The front of the car has an aggressive styling treatment with a large grille. Its headlights are shaped like those of the 488 GTB but with larger black surrounds. Air intakes on the outside edges of the headlights vent into the front wheelarch.

Overall dimensions have slightly increased on the California, with the Portofino measuring 16mm longer and 28mm wider, although it is 4mm shorter.

The interior of the car features a revamped infotainment system displayed on a 10.2in itouchscreen. A redesigned wind deflector reduces air flow inside the cabin by 30% when the roof is lowered. The hard top can be folded while on the move, although Ferrari is yet to confirm at up to what speed.
Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/...errari-portofino-revealed-592bhp-california-t
 

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Looks very nice. My only nit-pick is the black diffuser and tailpipes sticking out the back of the rear bumper. It looks weird from the side.

 

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Love it. Much more F12 / 812 like and less California-like. It's clear they were going for more masculine cues. With the excellent E-diff 3 and 592 hp, it no longer feels like the red headed stepchild of Ferrari's lineup.
 

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Love it. Much more F12 / 812 like and less California-like. It's clear they were going for more masculine cues. With the excellent E-diff 3 and 592 hp, it no longer feels like the red headed stepchild of Ferrari's lineup.
^This

If I was an individual with the money to burn on a Ferrari as the 3rd/fun car I'd go for a California - Now porotfino. I don't need the 700+ in the F12 or even a 488. Ferrari sounds, with the top down is what I want. It's reminiscent of the beautiful open top Ferrari's of the 50's-60's. I want it.

This for the weekends, a GTC Lusso for the daily, and Yukon Denali for everything else would be a damn near perfect 3 car garage.
 

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Wow. This is a dramatic improvement. Funny this came out so fast given Marchionne just mentioned in an interview with MotorTrend that he "needed to do something with the California." He's never shied away from saying that car was a miss.

Are the brake lights where they should be with the circular spot or still retardedly low down below?
Yep- they moved the tail lights to the actual body instead of the trunk lid, curing that very U.S.-specific issue.
 

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This for the weekends, a GTC Lusso for the daily, and Yukon Denali for everything else would be a damn near perfect 3 car garage.
Nah, you need at least one racecar for the Denali to tow.


But I do like this Portofino. Maybe I will buy one in 20 years :p
 

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Third time's the charm with this model.

Portofino name is awesome, it is one of my favorite places in Europe, and very fitting for a convertible GT. :thumbup:
 
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