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Next-gen Ferrari GT: Drop-top Portofino V8 revealed

2017-08-24 08:58

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Maranello – Ferrari has revealed its new Portofino  V8 GT which it believes will ‘dominate its segment’.

The name is  particularly evocative  as it’s one of Italy’s most beautiful towns. The launch colour too has been dedicated to the Italian town - Rosso Portofino.

The Ferrari Portofino will make its world debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September.

The Portofino’s all-new chassis features a significant weight saving over the California T it replaces.

It’s V8 turbo punches more power than California T; at 441kW/760Nm, the new GT rockets from 0 -100km/h in just 3.5 seconds. 

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According to Ferrari: “Portofino is the most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space plus two rear seats suitable for short trips.”

The Portofino’s vehicle dynamic characteristics has been completely revised and  benefits from the introduction of new technological solutions. For the first time, at least for this type of Ferrari, the third-generation electronic rear differential (E-Diff3) has been adopted and integrated with the F1-Trac. The Portofino is also the first GT in the range to be fitted with EPS (Electric Power Steering).

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The Ferrari Design Centre-penned Ferrari Portofino is an aggressively-styled car with a fastback configuration.

Inside, it benefits from new 10.2” touchscreen, new aircon, redesigned steering wheel and 18-way electrically adjustable seats (with a new backrest design).  A new wind deflector cuts air flow inside the cabin by 30% and also reduces noise.

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