Red Passion

However much the car industry reinvents itself, a Ferrari will always be a Ferrari. This is dreaming with your eyes wide open

By: Guilherme Marques

Six-hundred: this is the horsepower of the new Ferrari Portofino, the gateway into the world of the Cavallino Rampante brand. Yes, this is a Ferrari for a different target buyer; yes, this is a Ferrari for four people that has a retractable hard top and a V8 turbo engine at the front and not in the middle; yes, this is a Ferrari made to be driven every day.

But this Ferrari is still a Ferrari. A very serious one at that. The 600hp means 0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of over 320km/h. To help the less experienced tame such performance, the Portofino is steeped in driving assistance technology, with different adjustments available for the chassis, suspension, accelerator, steering and engine response.

The leather and aluminium interior is stunning, incorporating everything the brand knows about sporty cars with a touch of Italian luxury.

A replacement of the California T, Ferrari has made the Portofino an even more appealing and proportional object, which awakens the type of passion that only a Ferrari can awaken. Top down, wind in your hair, the new Portofino is the embodiment of the dream car of thousands of people the world over.