Enticing and beautiful as its name suggests, the Ferrari Portofino is an exceptional addition to the Avis Prestige fleet of luxury hire cars. As the successor to the popular Ferrari California T, Ferrari has done a remarkable job of designing a GT sports car that feels tremendous at high speed and over long-distance driving, due to its combination of performance and extravagantly designed features.
The Avis Prestige fleet already boasts vehicle models and types for all preferences, but the addition of the Ferrari Portofino brings a shot of adrenalised dynamism to the range. Mercedes, Jaguar and Porsche are all part of the existing Avis Prestige sports and luxury car hire portfolio but if you’re looking for a true supercar driving experience then this is the perfect choice.
- 0-62mph 3.5sec
- Top speed 199mph
- Maximum power 592bhp @ 7500rpm
- Peak torque 561lb ft @ 3000-5250rpm
High calibre specification
This hard-topped coupe-cabriolet has been designed for driving. With lighter seats, dashboard, heating and ventilation system, it’s 80kg lighter than the California T and has the speeds to prove it.
Enhanced build quality is apparent in other modifications, like the single piece A-pillar and improved structural rigidity; the Ferrari Portofino is 35 per cent stiffer than the California T and accordingly is more agile and accurate in its road responsiveness. The pistons, conrods, intake system and exhaust manifolds have been replaced, delivering an increase of 39bhp.
Lighter, prettier and faster, this stallion of a car comes with electric steering and steering feedback – a novel step-change from other Ferrari GT models.
The engine has a 3.9L capacity and a staggering 460-mile fuel range. With a 10 per cent increase in the combustion chamber to its predecessor, the Ferrari Portofino reaches epic speeds of up to 199mph, letting you experience what it’s like to feel the thrill of being on a race track.
Stylish and smart-design interior
Comfort, as well as performance, has been incorporated into the design. Compatible with the most sought-after mod cons, the interior is decked out with a 10.2in HD touch-screen infotainment system and Apple CarPlay; lots of clever places are inbuilt to hold your smartphone and on a hot day you’ll appreciate the fact that the air con is 25 per cent faster and 50 per cent quieter than before.
The back seats are a touch (5cm) more spacious than the Ferrari California T and it has a slightly larger boot than normal, so going for a few rounds of golf or a mini staycation won’t throw up any challenges.
The ultimate driving performance
Named after one of the most picturesque towns in Italy, the Ferrari Portofino surprises in that performance is matched to aesthetics. Typical of Ferrari it is a truly powerful car but it is more responsive and fun to drive compared to the Ferrari California T.
Its relative lightness means the Ferrari Portofino is agile and has good grip coming out of corners, yet still feels low and sticky to the ground. Response at low revs is quick and braking is consistent, with superb stopping power, even after the tyres have seen miles of road.
Intensive customer research and feedback has been incorporated into the design, ensuring that this superpower is still a car for regular driving. Sound control is brilliant, so even with the top down you will be comfortable and in relative quietness. You won’t tire of buckling up and hitting the tarmac again and again during your luxury car hire experience.
The Ferrari Portofino makes driving an unforgettable experience. If you’re already convinced, but need inspiration for where to go on your luxury hire car experience, why not read up on the six hidden gems in the UK we explored last summer.
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