Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Portofino on the Road to Portofino
The Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Portofino convertible is the vastly improved successor to the California and California T, the best-selling models in company history.
Between the Portofino’s generous cargo space and due pu due (2+2) versatility, Ferrari says fully 85% of owners will drive this car every day, Vs just 35% for other Ferrari models.
A Ferrari Portofino Road Trip
So, picking up the New Portofino at the company’s Maranello HQ’s, in its signature color Rosso Portofino, we begin a road trip to Portofino, on the Italian Riviera for a week’s dream motoring in the new Prancing Horse.
The Portofino can stiffen its magnetic-ride shocks and dispatch curves like a really serious Supercar, that actually holds suitcase in the trunk.
So, now off to Top-back motoring to the Rivera
1st stop Bologna the capital of Italy’s most acclaimed food region: Emilia-Romagna whose world-famous delectibles include prosciutto di parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Modena’s balsamic vinegars.
On my 2st trip to Italy, in 1968, I was hosted by an Italian count in Bologna, I had my 1st Negroni and region’s classic dish, tortellini en brodo. I will never forget that luncheon
Emilia-Romangna is known as the Motor Valley, housing the factories of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Ducati and upstart Pagani.
Headed to the Mediterranean
The Riviera di Levante is the coast between the south of France and the border of Tuscany. In automatic, the twin-turbo, 3.9-liter V-8 carries the Portofino along at 60 mph though the factory says it is capable of 199-mph, very fast for a GT car.
The motor through Apennine Mountains brings us to Liguria and Cinque Terre, an area of charming villages situated along 8 miles of the Ligurian coast, no driving, much walking if you choose, the scenery is unmatched, it is an environmentally-fragile UNESCO World Heritage Site with just 4,000 full-time residents.
Next stop Portofino the namesake resort town on the Italian Riviera of this new Ferrari and the destination of our sojourn that will soon come to an end too soon. If you have ever been there you will understand why.
The Portofino’s starting price is $214,533 + tax and license will be available in the US later this year.
Have a terrific weekend