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    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    Best design in the current line up, by far.


    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    The name Portofino is often used by American mid level boat builders to give a mediocre offering an upmarket appearance. Don't care much for the car but not for any specific reason just seems derivative.  The 911 is long in the tooth but that's part of its appeal.


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    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    bluelines:

    Also, the name is stupid. The fishing village Ferrari indecision

     

    Well that fishing village looks pretty good though especially with a bunch of Porsches there Smiley

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    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    portofino is a top location in liguria, the naming is not stupid at all for the car. btw, it looks great with the roof up and down, which is very rare for a convertible.


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    The Portofino actually grows on me, it's seems to be the most attractive package from Ferrari. This baby Superfast has just enough HP to be fun and with a hard top convertible to boot.

    Might actually get one instead of the Superfast.

     


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    noone1:
    crayphile:
    noone1:

    Guess the California T wasn't selling too well. It came out in late 2014 and is already replaced.

    This is a normal product cycle for Ferrari.

    Huh? All their recent cars haven't debuted until like 5-6 years after the previous one. Cali was Oct 2008, Cali T was Feb 2014.

    This one is showing up only 3.5 years after Cali T.

    599 -- Geneva 06
    F12 -- Geneva 12
    430 -- Oct 2004
    458 -- Oct 2009
    488 -- March 2015
    FF -- March 2011
    GTC4 -- Sept 2016
     

     

    You mean McLaren is not stupid doing one "model" every year but all basically the same car?Smiley

    Cali T was just a .2 of the Cali, so almost 10 years for a new version. Seems perfectly normal to me.


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    Whoopsy:

    The Portofino actually grows on me, it's seems to be the most attractive package from Ferrari. This baby Superfast has just enough HP to be fun and with a hard top convertible to boot.

    Might actually get one instead of the Superfast.

     

    If it was NA 600hp, I might agree with that choice.  But an NA 800hp V-12 is not in the same category as this...

    But I have never driven a turbo Ferrari, so maybe I should withhold my opinion until then...


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    The more aggressive and masculine lines, along with 600hp, less weight and sportier setup seem to be appealing many people on Fchat that did not consider the California before (like Nick probably). The stigma of being a Ferrari below the 458 (at the time) seems totally gone. The outside is cleaner and the inside looks as good as the Lusso one. If the price is the same as the California T, they will sell a bunch of them. Kudos to Ferrari, sorry but no 911 can even come close to the package they offer especially if you factor in the price.


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    Grant, Ferrari turbos have the least lag of even turbo engine out there according to many here including RC. Plus they sound better than other turbos too.


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    SciFrog:

    Grant, Ferrari turbos have the least lag of even turbo engine out there according to many here including RC. Plus they sound better than other turbos too.

    But it is still nowhere close to a NA Ferrari engine in terms of sound/emotion/ response .


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    I have to say, yes, there is no substitute to the experience of a NA Ferrari V12. I have had 2 of them. But the current 800HP version is really way too powerful for the street. The 730HP version in my F12 is already borderline bonkers. 

    I am hoping the Aston's NA V12 would be close, I know it sounded awesome for sure.

    Also just realized I will have soon have. turbo 4 (Golf R), turbo flat 6 (Turbo 3.6 and  the Turbo S Exclusive and the GT2RS), turbo V8 (Cayenne Turbo S and maybe the Portofino), a Supercharged V8 from the SVR. A NA flat 6 from the 911R, a NA V8 as in the 918, NA V10 from the Huracan and the NA V12 from the Aston.

     


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    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    Missing an Audi 5 banger. Not. Time to get a boat. 


    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    alexalex88:

    Best design in the current line up, by far.

    gotta agree it looks fantastic, lines are impecable with the roof up. 


    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    IWC will be happily selling along indecision - I see the Ferrari Edition already comming....


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    BjoernB:

    IWC will be happily selling along indecision - I see the Ferrari Edition already comming....

    Hublot


    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    SciFrog:

    Grant, Ferrari turbos have the least lag of even turbo engine out there according to many here including RC. Plus they sound better than other turbos too.

    I was referring to the 488, not sure about the Portofino (never gave too much attention to the T) but I assume Ferrari won't disappoint (at least I hope).


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    Whoopsy:

    I have to say, yes, there is no substitute to the experience of a NA Ferrari V12. I have had 2 of them. But the current 800HP version is really way too powerful for the street. The 730HP version in my F12 is already borderline bonkers. 

    I am hoping the Aston's NA V12 would be close, I know it sounded awesome for sure.

    Also just realized I will have soon have. turbo 4 (Golf R), turbo flat 6 (Turbo 3.6 and  the Turbo S Exclusive and the GT2RS), turbo V8 (Cayenne Turbo S and maybe the Portofino), a Supercharged V8 from the SVR. A NA flat 6 from the 911R, a NA V8 as in the 918, NA V10 from the Huracan and the NA V12 from the Aston.

     

    Smiley Perfect. Smiley


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    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    SciFrog:

    The more aggressive and masculine lines, along with 600hp, less weight and sportier setup seem to be appealing many people on Fchat that did not consider the California before (like Nick probably). The stigma of being a Ferrari below the 458 (at the time) seems totally gone. The outside is cleaner and the inside looks as good as the Lusso one. If the price is the same as the California T, they will sell a bunch of them. Kudos to Ferrari, sorry but no 911 can even come close to the package they offer especially if you factor in the price.

    Related to this, I also noticed more than a few women driving the various Cali models.  Well known that women do not usually care a bit about lap times, but respond to a balance between driving emotion and useability.  I seem to recall that Ferrari had this as one objective of the Cali line. 


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    When my wife saw the California, she liked it a lot. I would never get one (because this would be clearly a car for her and not me) but women clearly love the California because it has that SLK-type roof and many women hate soft tops (funny enough, my wife used to hate soft tops but now she loves them, weird...).


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    RC:

    When my wife saw the California, she liked it a lot. I would never get one (because this would be clearly a car for her and not me) but women clearly love the California because it has that SLK-type roof and many women hate soft tops (funny enough, my wife used to hate soft tops but now she loves them, weird...).

    When my wife saw a Cali in Vancouver, female driver, she asked what it was.  My answer was "an inferior copy of your beloved 911".  She accepted that...Smiley


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    4trac:
    RC:

    When my wife saw the California, she liked it a lot. I would never get one (because this would be clearly a car for her and not me) but women clearly love the California because it has that SLK-type roof and many women hate soft tops (funny enough, my wife used to hate soft tops but now she loves them, weird...).

    When my wife saw a Cali in Vancouver, female driver, she asked what it was.  My answer was "an inferior copy of your beloved 911".  She accepted that...Smiley

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    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    California T vs Portofino







     


    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    Better looks, more power, better handling. Great kiss

    Those who knock it before driving it will probably never drive one or can't afford to buy one anyway.

    If you are hopelessly addicted to the 911 shape and its decades of endless and often boring  permutations,( hint to la jolla Nick indecision ) it is not the car for you. The new Portofino  seems like it will be the quickest, best handling and fastest 2 + 2 convertible available. ...... and dare to say this...It's more practical than a GT3 and might be quicker.indecision


    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    JimFlat6:

    Better looks, more power, better handling. Great kiss

    Those who knock it before driving it will probably never drive one or can't afford to buy one anyway.

    If you are hopelessly addicted to the 911 shape and its decades of endless and often boring  permutations,( hint to la jolla Nick indecision ) it is not the car for you. The new Portofino  seems like it will be the quickest, best handling and fastest 2 + 2 convertible available. ...... and dare to say this...It's more practical than a GT3 and might be quicker.indecision

    most likely it will also be quicker than the GT3RS, gen 1 and gen 2, 911R, actually all 911s except GT2RS. and it looks so much better than the past, current and future 911s (which look all the same anyway).


    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    Cali T with the new interior would be my choice. Just looks like a shittier 812/F12.


    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    JimFlat6: It's more practical than a GT3 and might be quicker.indecision

    Maybe in a straight line (but not track) and resale not as good as GT3...


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    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    Big improvement 


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    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    It looks much much better then the Cali T . Never liked the Cali, but this one looks good .

    As to being quicker then a GT3 , only maybe in straight line . Track or country roads, no way . 


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    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    The new car is a good evolution of the California design. Ferrari designers played it safe with the new model, à la Porsche designers who let their models evolve rather than make them radically different.

    Those who like the Ferrari brand and the Ferrari style will most probably like the Portofino too.

    The Portofino looks little more aggressive than the outgoing model. I believe Ferrari expect  that this will make it more attractive to a larger male clientele i.e. men who would go for it imagining it as a mini 812.


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    Re: Ferrari Portofino

    I think if it had a big displacement NA Option - it would be a supercool car


     
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