2018 Ferrari Portofino » interior Exterior and Drive 2018 ferrari portofino review is no longer California dreamin’, and the sports-car manufacturer’s head is now firmly back in Italy. The all-new 2018 Ferrari Portofino is the formal replacement to the Ferrari California T. Cribbing its name from a small port town on the Italian Riviera, the Portofino will serve as Ferrari’s entry-level model. 2018 ferrari portofino Performance Like its predecessor, the Portofino is a convertible with a retractable hardtop. Measuring 0.6 inch longer and 1.0 inch wider than the California T, the Portofino is blessed with handsome proportions and aggressive styling. LED headlights and an angry-looking front fascia work with a better-integrated rear profile to help the Portofino avoid the awkward proportions that have plagued the California since its debut as a 2009 model. 2018 ferrari portofino interior Like the California T, the Portofino is powered by a front-mounted twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8, but with a new intake system, redesigned pistons, revamped connecting rods, an improved exhaust system, and new engine-management software. These measures allow the high-revving V-8 to produce an estimated 591 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque, gains of 39 horses and 4 lb-ft. Ferrari says the Portofino will make its way from zero to 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds. That may be a conservative claim, considering our test of the California T returned a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.3 seconds. Ferrari says the new model will top out at “over” 199 mph but doesn’t say how much over. That’s 3 mph better than its claim for the California T.