2018 Ferrari Portofino Review
Talking about the 2018 Ferrari Portofino, it’s definitely a very stunning car which also offers a lot of horsepower to scratch the itch of enthusiastic drivers. Let’s take a closer look at what this offering from Ferrari brings to the ever-evolving automobile business.
The exterior of 2018 Ferrari Portofino is definitely an eye-catcher. As far as the dimensions are concerned, this vehicle is only 0.1 inches lower than the California T along with being 1.1 inches wider and 0.7 inches longer. The new dimensions make the Ferrari Portofino look leagues better than California T’s appearance which was considered tall, narrow, and not possessing the level of finesse drivers expected. The grille features upturned edges, giving this vehicle more visual ‘oomph!’. Also, the car’s folding top has been redesigned, making use of a lighter and compact operating mechanism along with a larger rear panel and glass. It’ll open in just 14 seconds when driving at speeds up to 25 mph.
You’ll notice punctures in the car’s hood, bumper, and front fenders. The vents in the hood are for evacuating the engine’s heat. Furthermore, the outboard front intakes are there for feeding air to the two intercoolers. Even with so many openings to keep the car and engine cool, it’s clear Ferrari knows they’ve produced a stunning automobile.
The 2018 Ferrari Portofino has the company’s latest infotainment system which quickly registers your input and easy to use. There’s also an optional 8-inch touchscreen that’s placed on the dash, allowing the passenger to look at the car’s speed, the selected gear, play music, and other performance metrics. The manettino driving-mode switch is steering-wheel-mounted. Just flick it to easily switch between Sport and Comfort modes. The front seats are very comfortable and are appropriately spaced. Take note that the front seats have thinner frames (magnesium-rendered), leading to more knee room for passengers in the rear. However, even with thinner frames, the rear space isn’t the most accommodating for taller passengers. The trunk space is commendable, especially with the top raised.
The 2018 Ferrari Portofino includes carbon-ceramic brake rotors and safety features as standard. It also features assisted parking, temperature control, folding top control, and assisted steering. There’s also an 8-inch touchscreen in front of the passenger which allows access to the sound system, and visuals such as speed, gear change, etc., reducing the distractions for the driver. The steering has a flip switch for transitioning between Comfort and Sport modes.
Specifics / Performance
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2+2-passenger, 2-door convertible|
|ENGINE||twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection|
|TOP SPEED||199 mph|
|TRANSMISSION||7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode|
|DISPLACEMENT||235 cu in, 3855 cc|
|0-60 MPH||31. sec|
|ON SALE IN U.S.||June 2018|