Ferrari Portofino review

Category: Convertible

Section: Costs & verdict

Ferrari Portofino 2019 infotainment
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 front left cornering shot
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 rear tracking shot
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 RHD instruments
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 RHD front seats
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 infotainment
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 side tracking shot
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 left front detail shot
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 rear, boot open
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 front left cornering shot
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 rear tracking shot
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 RHD instruments
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 RHD front seats
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 infotainment
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 side tracking shot
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 left front detail shot
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019 rear, boot open

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Predictably, the Portofino doesn’t come cheap, costing significantly more than the Porsche 911 Cabriolet and Mercedes-AMG SL63, but undercutting the Bentley Continental GT Convertible. Of course, the Portofino’s options list is somewhat tantalising, but ask yourself this: would you rather have some lightweight wheels and fancy paint or a brand new Audi A3 Cabriolet? We ask because both cost very nearly £30,000.

Even a few basics, such as Apple CarPlay, adaptive dampers, front and rear parking cameras and an upgraded stereo adds up to over £10,000. You do get a fair amount of kit as standard, though; including heated electric leather seats, climate control and cruise control.

Overview

Ferrari's 'everyday' convertible might not be the most cosseting cruiser, but stonking performance and agile handling more than make up for it.

  • Ferocious pace
  • Handling prowess
  • Fast-acting roof works at up to 30mph
  • Jerky in stop start traffic and when manoeuvring
  • Arguably a bit firmly sprung for a grand tourer
  • Significant reduction in boot capacity with the roof down