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Ferrari holds a second world premiere in the year of its 70th Anniversary celebrations,the Ferrari Portofino.The new V8 GT boasts of a combination of sportiness, elegance and on-board comfort. 

Powered by the Ferrari V8 turbo, a member of the engine family that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award in both 2016 and 2017, the new car produces 600-PS and sprints from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, from 0-200 km/h in just 10.8 seconds, and on to a top speed of more than 320 km/h. Ferrari claims the Portofino isthe most powerful convertible to simultaneously offer a retractable hard top, roomy boot and generous occupant space that also includes two rear seats for short trips.

The new car takes its name from one of the most charming towns on the Ligurian Riviera, Portofino, which has, over the years, has become an international icon of elegance and exclusivity. The new model is also the most versatile model in the range —designed to be driven every day and can switch from an authentic ‘berlinetta’ coupé to a drop-top in just 14 seconds, even when on the move at low speeds. Careful modelling of the RHT housing now allows the luggage compartment to hold two cabin trolleys with the roof down and three with the roof up.

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The car producer 40-PS more than the California T, yet has even lower emissions. Vehicle dynamics benefit from the introduction, for the first time on this model, of electric power steering, the third generation electronic differential (E-Diff3) and the latest evolution of the electronic suspension control system (SCM-E) integrated with Premium 9.1 ESP.

Two examples were revealed at the Ferrari stand at Frankfurt. The vehicle bears the new Rosso Portofino color inspired by the picturesque town the model pays homage to. The second has a matte Grigio Alluminio Opaco livery referencing the lightweight metal used to build the entire car.

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