Autostrada launches the Ferrari Portofino
Autostrada, the official dealer for Ferrari in the Philippines, unveiled the Ferrari Portofino on October 25, 2018 at The Cove Manila in Okada. This launch also marks a major milestone for Autostrada and Ferrari with the announcement of a new partnership with Udenna, headed by Dennis A. Uy.
This partnership marks a significant strategic alliance between Dennis A. Uy and Wellington C. Soong, paving the way for the next generation in Autostrada to develop and grow the Ferrari brand in the Philippines.
Representing the perfect combination of luxury, versatility and on -board comfort, the Ferrari Portofino is the new GT set to dominate its segment. After the global debut in Frankfurt last year, the unveiling in the Philippines where GT model lineup had achieved great success was much-awaited. Over 100 VIPs, including Ferrari owners, and their guests, have gathered to see this latest model.
The Ferrari Portofino was named after one of the most attractive towns located in Riviera in the Liguria Region. Portofino has long been known to the world as a symbol of scenic beauty embracing elegance and unique nobility. Bearing the name of the town, the Ferrari Portofino has become the most versatile GT car.
Powered by the Ferrari V8 turbo, a member of the engine family that won the International Engine of the Year Award in 2016 and 2017 consecutively, the new car boasts an ability to punch out 600cv and to sprint from 0- 100km/h in just 3.5 seconds. Due to the adoption of new components and the calibration of the engine management software, the output power increased by 40cv from the California T power unit. Thanks to further tuning, the characteristic Ferrari V8 soundtrack can be fully appreciated in open-top driving.
The Ferrari Portofino is also an aggressively-styled car with a two-box fastback configuration – unprecedented in a coupe-convertible with a retractable hard top. This successfully adds extra sleekness to its silhouette, highlighting a sportier character.
Photos by Neil