A few days ago Ferrari revealed a new entry model to replace the aging California T. It is called the Ferrari Portofino. So why Portofino? Portofino is a small Italian fishing village with a picturesque harbour. Despite the fact that Portofino is a small quiet port in the Ligurian coast, it is a very upmarket and a destination stop for most luxury yachts in the region The Ferrari Portofino is a more exclusive name than the outgoing California
The California T was designed to offer an entry level Ferrari to reach a wider range of customers, and they achieved it. However, the California T wasn’t really considered to be a proper Ferrari. Even though the performance figures were really good, the California T never managed to break the ice with Ferrari fans.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is probably the most unpredictable branding exercise to come from Ferrari. The 812 Superfast brand did not appear from anywhere. In fact, the Ferrari 500 Superfast from the 1960s was the starting the point. Ferrari brought the 1960s branding back to modern life.
The 812 Superfast replaces the F12berlinatta. As the LaFerrari is no longer available, the 812 Superfast is the fastest Ferrari you can buy at the moment. Despite the radical branding, the engine is still a naturally aspirated V12 that is placed just behind the front-axle. This V12 might be the last naturally aspirated engine from Ferrari, therefore the 812 Superfast will be definitely a collector’s item in future.
The innovations of the 812 Superfast start with EPS. For the first-time Ferrari offers an electric steering [...]