Ferrari has launched the Portofino in India at a price of Rs 3.5 crore (ex-showroom, without options). The convertible is a 2+2 GT car and is Ferrari’s new entry-level model.
Under the hood, the Portofino houses a 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. It’s the same unit as the California T but has been completely reworked to put out 600hp at 7,500 rpm and 760Nm of torque at 5,250rpm. The Portofino is capable of doing 0-100kph in 3.5 seconds and top speed is claimed to be more than 320kph. Like all Ferraris on sale, the Portofino is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.
The Portofino is built on a new chassis that Ferrari claims is 35 percent stiffer than its predecessor. The overall weight is down 80kg and there’s also the big switch to an electro-mechanical steering from a hydraulic unit.
The roof consists of a metal-folding unit that opens and closes in 14 seconds and at speeds of up to 40kph. Ferrari has added a manually retractable wind deflector to contain the turbulence in the cabin when the top is down.
Inside the cabin, there’s a new 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, 18-way electrically adjustable seats and an optional 8.8-inch touchscreen for the passenger.
The Ferrari Portofino will take on the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet and the Audi R8 Spyder in our market.
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