Ferrari’s Portofino Now Speaks Mandarin As It Gets Launched In China

Ferrari has brought the new Portofino to China, as part of their 70th anniversary celebrations that featured a program spanning 60 nations.

The successor of the California T will have a starting price of RMB 2,908,000, or $438,382 at today’s exchange rates, in the People’s Republic.

The steep price is due to the local luxury tax imposed on imported vehicles. To understand just how expensive the baby Ferrari really is in China, you should know that for that money one would be able to buy a 488 Spider in the US and keep around $150,000 in their bank account.

Coinciding with the local launch of the Portofino, Ferrari walked away with the ‘China Performance Car of the Year‘ title, which was given to the 812 Superfast by a panel of 29 editors-in-chief, who voted it the most favored in Greater China after several rounds of screening and evaluation. The award was presented to the Prancing Horse in Guangzhou on November 16.



  • gor134

    Good looking car, but I feel like the front end is a bit too busy and should be a bit lower.

    • exeptor

      You might be right about being a bit high. I guess this is for safety reasons. I need to see it in person, but it actually looks miles better than the California (T). I just wonder why they made such progress with their entry level car and screw up so badly their flagship (excluding LaFerrari).

  • SteersUright

    The front graphic on the new Portofino is a HUGE improvement over the prior California. However, the rest of the car does nothing for me, evoking no emotion in its blandness. Same the boring interior that couldn’t look any less Italian designed. The 812 Superfast, on the other hand, looks rather stunning all around, if a bit weirdly disproportional from some angles, being the only criticism. I can’t help but feel that all Ferrari’s should be mid-engined and this 812 would benefit both in dynamics and its overall shape if it was.

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