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2018-02-23 15:09

Johannesburg - The Ferrari Portofino made its official debut in South Africa at a private preview held at the official Ferrari dealer in Johannesburg. 

Powered by the Ferrari V8 turbo, a member of the engine family that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award in both 2016 and 2017, the Ferrari Portofino unleashes a massive 600cv at 7500r/min, it can reach 100km/h in standstill in 3.5 seconds and 0-200km/h in just 10.8 seconds.

Sports an electronic differential 

Named after one of Italy’s most charming villages on the Italian Riviera, Portofino- the new model is the most powerful convertible to effortlessly convert from an authentic ‘berlinetta’ coupé to a drop-top in just 14 seconds. 

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The Portofino’s vehicle dynamics have been completely revised and new technological solutions have been introduced for the first time on this type of Ferrari model. The third generation electronic rear differential (E-Diff3) has been adopted and integrated with the F1-Trac, improving both mechanical grip and the control of the car on the limit.

Ferrari says the Portofino is also the first GT in the range to be fitted with Electric Power Steering (EPS). This allowed the engineers to reduce the steering ratio by seven per cent for even more responsive steering without a trade-off in stability thanks to the integration with the E-Diff3.

The Portofino also features the variable boost management, a control software developed by Ferrari that adjusts torque delivery to suit the gear selected. This enables the Ferrari Portofino to offer even higher levels of acceleration in all gears and lower fuel consumption compared to previous models. 

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