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    • Ferrari replaces the California T with the leaner and meaner 2018 Portofino

      The California T was a very nice update by Ferrari to the California platform. The problem is the entire California platform was getting a bit long in the tooth as it debuted as a 2008 model year car. Ferrari decided it was time for a new car and the Portofino is its replacement.


      The 3.9 liter twin turbo F154 V8 is updated with new pistons, rods, a revised intake, and a new exhaust system. All of this combined with new tuning means 591 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque is fed through the seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

      Not only does the new car have more power but Ferrari claims it is lighter. Is it though? We will have to see independent weight tests which tend to be very hard to come by for new Ferrari models. Maybe they did get it under 3800 pounds?

      Due to the transaxle design the weight distribution is said to be a very favorable 46/54 percent front to rear.

      Overall, the Portofino looks on paper at least to be a worthy replacement. The styling and interior updates alone are simply beautiful.










      This article was originally published in forum thread: Ferrari replaces the California T with the leaner and meaner 2018 Portofino started by Sticky View original post
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      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        600hp and better looking than the 812? Yes please!
      1. Stucks's Avatar
        Stucks -
        wow that looks pretty good. never really did like the california. sort of always gave me the "Ferrari for posers" vibe. For instance.... if you ask a 458 owner about the car, they will tell you about it....ask a california owner....and they will just say "oh its a ferrari" lol.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stucks Click here to enlarge
        wow that looks pretty good. never really did like the california. sort of always gave me the "Ferrari for posers" vibe. For instance.... if you ask a 458 owner about the car, they will tell you about it....ask a california owner....and they will just say "oh its a ferrari" lol.
        The California was not exactly the enthusiast's choice but this is quite a step up.