The Ferrari Portofino was unveiled to the Philippine public last October 25 by Autostrada, the country’s one and only official dealer of Ferrari cars.
Set in The Cove Manila in Okada, the Ferrari Portofino was launched to the public, allowing media and clients alike to bask in its perfect combination of luxury, versatility and on-board comfort; the Ferrari Portofino is truly the new GT set to dominate its segment. Following the global debut in Frankfurt last year, the unveiling in the Philippines, where GT model lineup had achieved great success, was much-awaited. Over 100 VIPs, including Ferrari owners, and their guests, gathered to see this latest model.
This Ferrari model is designed best for the enjoyment and thrill of driving on a daily basis, converting from an authentic Berlinetta into an open top Spider in less than 14 seconds even when driving in low speeds.
There are various advantageous features in addition, such as a retractable hard top, a spacious trunk, ample passenger space, and two rear seats suitable for a short trip—perfect for any occasion.
The exterior of the car is not all that impresses, however. A member of the engine family that won the International Engine of the Year Award in 2016 and 2017, the V8 turbo powers the Portofino, giving the car an ability to easily punch out 600cv and sprint from 0-100km/h in a mere 3.5 seconds. The adoption of new components and the calibration of the engine management software allow the output power to be increased by 40cv from the California T power unit. Thanks to further tuning, the characteristic Ferrari V8 soundtrack can be fully appreciated in open-top driving.
For the first time on this type of Ferrari model, third-generation electronic rear differential (E-Diffs) has been integrated with the F1-Trac. This improves both mechanical grip and the control of the car to the limit. The Ferrari Portofino is also the first GT in this range to be fitted with EPS
(Electric Power Steering)
The integration of the EPS and the E-Diff3 reduced the steering ratio by 7% for even more responsive steering without a trade-off in stability at high-speed driving. Thanks to the adoption of dual-coil technology, the magnetorheological damping system (SCM-E) has been upgraded, helping to reduce roll while contributing to improving absorption of road surface unevenness. The result is an even more dynamic, responsive car that also delivers superior ride comfort.
On-board comfort does not fall short in the Portofino though, featuring an 10.2” inch touch screen display infotainment system, 18-way adjustable electric-powered seats with a new backrest design that boosts legroom for rear seat passengers, and the new wind deflector which can cut air flow inside the cabin by 30% and reduces aerodynamic noise in open-top driving.
The most powerful car Ferrari has launched yet, the Ferrari Portofino is a powerhouse that proudly makes its debut on the Philippine motoring world stage.
Speaking of powerhouses, this launch not only introduces a new Ferrari; it also marks a major milestone for Autostrada and Ferrari with the announcement of a new partnership with Udenna, headed by Dennis A. Uy. This partnership marks a significant strategic alliance between Dennis A. Uy and Wellington C.Soong, which paves the way for the next generation in Autostrada to develop and grow the Ferrari brand in the Philippines.