The Ferrari Portofino Is Your New Entry-Level Italian Dream GT


Although the original Ferrari California was a sales success, it was unloved by enthusiasts due to its less performance-oriented image. Ferrari first fixed that by adding a pair of turbochargers to its V8, creating the much-improved California T.

It seems that Maranello only gave the T three years to enjoy the sunshine, however. Meet the California T's replacement, the Portofino.

The Portofino uses a development of the California T's 3.9-liter V8, with power rising from 552 hp to 591. Those extra 40 horsepower come courtesy of new pistons and connecting rods, a new intake system design, a new one-piece-cast exhaust header, software tweaks and new variable turbo boost management. Interestingly, torque remains almost the same as in the outgoing model at 560 lb-ft. As before, the Portofino's engine is hooked up to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Read more about the Ferrari Portofino...

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19 Mar 2018


By MÁTÉ PETRÁNY