Friday, 25 August 2017

Ferrari Portofiono: Fezza's entry level 600ps Grand Tourer

Not many companies have entry level cars with 600 horses. Ferrari does, and this is it. 

The Ferrari Portofino is a grand touring sports car produced by the Italian manufacturer Ferrari. It is a two-door 2+2 hard top convertible. The car is named after Portofino village and also replaces the California T. The car will be revealed ahead of 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It has ferocious competition from the deranged sounding Audi R8, the hairy chested AMG GT, the clinical 911 Turbo and the precision knife that is the McLaren 570s.

The Portofino is a hard-top convertible GT that’ll get you from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. It’s got almost 40 hp more from its 3.8-liter turbo V8 than the old entry-level Ferrari, the California T, and it weighs less, too. The engine has new con-rods, pistons, and intake system design. Torque is up to 560 lb-ft. It’s got a slight rearward weight bias (46/54), and is, according to Ferrari, “the first GT in the range to be fitted with EPS (Electric Power Steering).” It’s also got such advanced tech as Ferrari’s third-gen electronic rear differential. 

The Portofino features luxuries such as a retractable hardtop roof and a 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen; rear seats are standard. An on-sale date is unknown, but expect a price tag in excess of $200,000. Ferrari says the Portofino’s all-new chassis is both stiffer and lighter than the California T’s. It also boasts the latest iteration of the company’s electronically controlled limited-slip differential (dubbed E-Diff3), an improved magnetorheological adaptive-damping system, and an electrically assisted power-steering system.

 Ferrari Portofino HQ HD Wallpapers:

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