The Ferrari California was always seen as a slight controversial car, some never wanted to call it a true Ferrari, others believed it was just like any other Ferrari, given the base price of just $200,000 – the entry-level vehicle had love and hate.
But today, Ferrari has gone ahead and said goodbye to the California, and introduced the Portofino, the replacement.
Yes, it’s beautiful. The car has the traditional 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 under the enormous hood, producing 591-horsepower to the rear wheels paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The Portofino will go from 0-62mph in just 3.5-seconds with a top speed of 199-mph!
Ferrari has used the third-generation of their electronic rear differential, along with F1-Trac traction control, combined with the Variable Boost Management, the vehicle should rarely ever loose grip. The car is much longer, lower and wider than the California. The Portofino has a new chassis made from newer engineering techniques, making the car much lighter.
Inside, you see the new goodies. You get a 10.2-inch infotainment screen, which is far more friendly than the one found on the Ferrari 488 Spider. You also get an upgraded air conditioner, rear wind deflector and an all-new steering wheel.
Pricing is yet to be announced, but it won’t be cheap that’s for sure. It’ll be unveiled next month at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Leave your thoughts below!