The latest technology and top-notch performance capabilities are expected from a new-age Ferrari, and so the twin-turbocharged V8 engine has been refreshed. Some of the engine updates include new pistons, con-rods, a new intake system, and a one-piece-cast exhaust header to help lessen turbo lag. The engine calibration has also been refined, and there’s now a Variable Boost Management system that adjusts torque delivery depending on the current gear. The Ferrari Portofino also sports the brand’s new electric power steering system, which is also utilized by the 812 Superfast.
Other exciting attributes of the Ferrari Portofino is its design, which is decidedly better than its predecessor. This is more than I can say for the 812 Superfast, as I think it fails to outshine the F12berlinetta from a design standpoint, but this is merely my own opinion.
In addition to better looks, the design of the Portofino increases aerodynamic efficiency with: openings on both sides of the grille, which force air towards the intercoolers; larger hood vents, which help cool the engine, and the tough-looking vents next to the headlights, which reduce drag causes by the front wheels.
You can expect the Ferrari Portofino to enter the U.S. market during the summer of 2018 with a sticker price of $211,000 USD. We know we like what we see, but we can only speak for ourselves. Give us your thoughts on the new Ferrari in the comment section below.