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Ferrari Portofino

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Summary


The Ferrari Portofino is a convertible 2+2 sports car, and is the ‘entry-level’ model in the Ferrari range. It was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show as a replacement for the Ferrari California T.

The Portofino has received positive reviews from the selected UK media sources invited to drive it, although the scores have not been as high as one might expect for a Ferrari. It has been praised for being a significant improvement over the California although, like its predecessor, it has been criticised for not delivering a driving experience as enjoyable as other Ferraris.

An updated model, called the Ferrari Portofino M (which stands for Modificata) was unveiled in September 2020 and arrived in the UK in early 2021. Initial reviews have generally considered a substantial improvement over the original Portofino, going some way to addressing concerns about how it drives.

As of March 2022, the Ferrari Portofino has an Expert Rating of 77%, based on 19 reviews.

Key specifications


Body style: Convertible (folding hard-top)
Engine: petrol V8
Price: From £154,900 on-road

Launched: Spring 2018
Last updated: Autumn 2020
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Daily Mail

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Daily Mirror

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Evo

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


No safety rating

As of March 2022, the Ferrari Portofino has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Based on its price and exclusivity, it’s unlikely to happen.

Eco rating


No eco rating

Unsurprisingly, the Ferrari Portofino has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

We’re not expecting it to ever happen, but if it does then we’ll provide details here. In the meantime, you’ll have to imagine just how environmentally friendly a twin-turbocharged petrol V8 supercar is likely to be.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Ferrari Portofino has received

2018

  • Red Dot product design awards – Best of the Best

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Ferrari PortofinoThe Ferrari Portofino has received positive reviews from UK media sources, although the scores have not been as high as one might expect for a Ferrari.