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Meet the Ferrari Portofino – the most affordable Ferrari sports car yet

Ferrari has finally lifted the lid on its most affordable production model: the new Ferrari Portofino.

Supercars and hypercars are great, but producing more affordable Ferrari car models is an easy (and necessary) way for the company to generate more cashflow without cannibalising its top-end motors. That’s the thinking behind the new Ferrari Portofino, a replacement for the Ferrari California T, a car that starts at around £150,000 ($200,000) brand new.

The new model is named after the beautiful Italian town of Portofino, which Ferrari describes as a “charming tourist port” that’s synonymous with elegance, sportiness, and understated luxury. The town has also inspired the name of the new car’s paintjob: Rosso Portofino.

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The Ferrari Portofino features an updated version of Ferrari’s existing 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which produces an additional 40 horsepower over the California T’s power unit. That’s thanks to new components and optimised calibration of the engine management software.

All this means the Ferrari Portofino is capable of generating a hefty 600 horsepower, a top speed of over 199mph, and a racy 0km/h to 100km/h time of just 3.5 seconds.

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The car features an aggressive and sporty design with a retractable hard-top configuration. It was penned by both Ferrari Design and Ferrari’s Aerodynamics department, and includes notable motifs like the large radiator grille opening, a contoured nose, a full-LED headlight assembly with a more horizontal shape, and wide-set tail lights.

Inside the car you’ll find an infotainment system with a 10.2-inch touchscreen display, as well as a new air-conditioning system and a new steering wheel. The two seats are 18-way electrically adjustable, and there’s a new wind deflector that cuts air flow inside the cabin by 30% when the top is dropped – and reduces aerodynamic noise too.

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Ferrari hasn’t confirmed a release date or pricing just yet, but says that the Ferrari Portofino will officially debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September.

In the meantime, check out some more images below:

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