Ferrari California’s Successor, the Ferrari Portofino Launched
Ferrari California was launched for the first time at the Paris Motor Show in 2008 and has been around for a decade more or less. The model has even undergone a mid-life update constituting a move from 4.3-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine to an advanced, turbocharged 3.9-litre engine.
Now Ferrari has revealed the California’s successor, the all-new Ferrari Portofino, which will be announced for the first time to the public at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The specs of the entry-level sports car by Ferrari are more than just pure bliss and will end up enticing the drivers in more than one way. With an increase of 40 horsepower over the Ferrari California, the car ends up with a total of 600 horsepower. This comes in due to a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
However, despite all the extra grunt, Ferrari has said that the chassis of the car has received the most amount of changes with significant weight savings.
Although the Portofino is longer than the California, as well as wider and lower, it still ends up beating its predecessor in a race from 0-100 km/h completing it in just 3.5 seconds. The top speed has also increased to reach 320 km/h now.
The Ferrari Portofino has been designed entirely in-house and seems much better than the California. The front grille of the car has been enlarged, now stretching along the total width of the car and additionally, there are full-LED headlamps as well as leading edges, which act as air intakes.
Furthermore, new interior features for the passengers in the Ferrari Portofino include a 10.2-inch touchscreen, new steering wheel, new air-conditioning system, 18-way adjustable seats, and a new deflector, which cuts wind buffeting by 30 percent in the cabin.
It is expected that 2018 Ferrari Portofino will make the first regional public appearance at this year November’s Dubai motor show following the global premiere in Frankfurt. When the car goes on sale next year in GCC, it’ll come at the price range of AED850,000 to AED900,000.