2021 Ferrari Portofino

MSRP $215,000

Ranked #2 in Midsize Convertible

8.2

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2021 Ferrari Portofino Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 19, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Ferrari needs no introduction in the world of high-performance, exciting, and super-exotic sportscars and supercars. Being a highly experienced carmaker with a rich racing history, it always makes some of the finest speed machines on planet earth. The Ferrari California T was a legendary grand tourer and the brand decided to step up the game and retired the vehicle only to replace it with the Portofino.

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Pros

Super-aggressive styling

Excellent exhaust note

Superb acceleration

Versatile enough to be a daily driver

Cons

Hefty price tag

Pricey optional extras

Nearly-useless rear seats

What's New?

No changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$215000

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

235 cu.in.

horsepower

680 hp @ 8000 rpm

torque

514 lb.-ft.. @ 5750 rpm

transmission

7 speed Dual Clutch

dimensions

wheelbase

117.7 in.

length

193.8 in.

width

78 in.

height

54.5 in.

curb weight

4112 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

131.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

28.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.7 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ unlimited mi.

corrosion warranty

3 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$215,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Ferrari Portofino in Scarlet Red Pearl color
Scarlet Red Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

8.6

Final Verdict

7.9

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


The convertible is offered with a single engine and transmission option while the newly-introduced Portofino M comes with slightly more power and performance numbers than the regular car. The price of the car starts at around $215,000 and competes against the Aston Martin DB11 Convertible, Bentley Continental GT Convertible, and the BMW M8 Competition Convertible.

2021 Ferrari Portofino Convertible front angle view
2021 Ferrari Portofino Convertible rear angle view

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

8.6/10
Competition

7.9/10
Final Verdict


2021 Ferrari Portofino Features

The 2021 Ferrari Portofino is offered in two variants, the Base and the M. The Portofino M is covered in a separate review. The price for the base model starts at a staggering $215,000 and increases quickly with the optional extras such as opting for leather for the seats and the dashboard. There are some tasteful features on offer as options but we wish those would’ve been fitted as standard given the steep price tag of the vehicle. The features include a thermo-insulating windscreen, magnetic dual-mode suspension system, smartphone interface, premium Hi-Fi audio system, SVR anti-theft system with a card, and a lot more. There are even options to choose a luggage bag as per your requirement. Sadly, the car also misses out on several important driver assistance features which are unacceptable for its price tag; however, they are available as options and bundled under the ADAS package.

Model

Base

MSRP

$215,000

Key Features

Integrated roll-over protection

 

Front and rear ventilated disc brakes

 

ABS

 

Fixed front head restraints

 

Premium Synthetic Seats

 

Remote keyless entry

 

4 wheel disc brakes

 

Side-impact bars

 

Electronic stability

 

Four-wheel ABS brakes

 

Traction control

 

Door-mounted driver and passenger side-impact airbags

Which trim should you buy?

The car is available in a single trim only and offers a lot of customization options. But the optional extras do result in a quick increase in the price of the car.

2021 Ferrari Portofino Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The 2021 Ferrari Portofino is powered by a relatively new 3.9-liter Ferrari F154BE twin-turbo V8 powerplant. The motor was introduced in 2013 and is found in a majority of modern Ferrari models as well as Maserati vehicles as well. The motor is tuned to produce a maximum of 592 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of maximum torque. For a car with a 2+2 seating configuration, the performance is mind-blowing and the car accelerates to 60mph from a standstill within 3.5 seconds flat. It also completes the quarter-mile stretch at an impressive 10.9 seconds as well. This amazing powertrain is mated to a 7-speed Magna 7DCL dual-clutch transmission that offers blisteringly quick shifts and has a dedicated manual mode that holds a gear just like a manual transmission unit.

2021 Ferrari Portofino Convertible driving view

The transmission drives the rear wheels of the vehicle and there is not AWD system on offer. The car’s specially designed exhaust system is quite praiseworthy for its brilliant engineering and nature. The system features an electrically adjustable bypass valve that monitors the motor’s sound under various driving conditions and adjusts the exhaust note accordingly, giving off a beautiful and sporty sound note to enjoy. The car has a top speed of 199mph and it can attain it rather quickly as well.

Models

Ferrari Portofino Convertible

Aston Martin DB11 Convertible

Bentley Continental GT Convertible

BMW M8 Competition Convertible

MSRP

$215,000

$201,820

$222,700

$155,500

Engine

3.9L twin-turbo V8

4.0L bi-turbo V8

4.0L twin-turbo V8

4.4L twin-turbo V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7-speed automated manual

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed automated manual

8-speed shiftable automatic

Power

592 hp @ 7,500 rpm

503 hp @ 6,000 rpm

542 hp @ 6,000 rpm

617 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque 

561 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm

513 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

568 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

553 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

0-60 (seconds)

3.5

4.0

4.0

3.2

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

10.9

12.3

N/A

11.5

The Aston Martin DB11 is a comfort-oriented car with some serious power under its hood. Yes, its power and torque figures are lower than the Portofino’s but the acceleration times are quite comparable and rather commendable given the fact that the DB11 is way heavier and more luxurious than the Portofino. The Bentley Continental GT comes with a twin-turbo V8 as well and is way more powerful than the DB11 but falls short in front of the Portofino. Yet, the Continental GT is known for its land-yacht-like comfort and luxuries with all that heft, the car accelerates from 0-60 mph within 4 seconds flat. The BMW M8 Competition is the real charmer here owing to its way lesser price tag and a better 0-60mph timing than the Portofino. It comes with the biggest motor here and whips out 617 hp of power which is way more than all the rivals here.

How well does the 2021 Ferrari Portofino handle?

Ferrari cars are known for their sticky nature on the tarmac irrespective of the driving conditions. The Portofino is just another example of a brilliant performance machine that remains glued to the tarmac at all speeds. The steering is just perfect and precise with immaculate feedback for a great driving experience.

2021 Ferrari Portofino Convertible handling

The ride quality can be adjustable via the adjustable dampers. The comfort mode loosens the suspension system and allows for enhanced comfort over bad roads and the decent ground clearance on offer makes tackling regular tarmac conditions a breeze. The suspension becomes stiff at the sportiest settings and has incredible high-speed stability on offer.

Braking Performance

Ferrari cars always come with some of the best braking systems out there and the Portofino is no exception. The car has sizable 15.4-inch rotors at the front and 14.2-inch rotors at the rear. All the brakes are disc-type and are cross-drilled for excellent ventilation and minimal brake fade under sporty driving conditions. The car comes to a halt within 111 ft which is impressive for the class.

Models

Ferrari Portofino Convertible

Aston Martin DB11 Convertible

Bentley Continental GT Convertible

BMW M8 Competition Convertible

Brake Front(in)

15.4

15.7

16.5

15.6

Brake Rear(in)

14.2

14.2

13.2

14.96

Curb Weight(lbs)

3669

4134

5315

4560

60-0 MPH (ft.)

111.5

105

168

114

The Aston Martin DB11 might not be the quickest one of the lot but it sure delivers some gut-slapping braking performance with an impressive 105 ft of stopping distance from 60mph. The Bentley Continental GT gets one of the biggest front brakes in the segment but covers a long 168 ft before coming to a halt owing to its immense curb weight. The BMW M8 also gets a set of sizable brake rotors but its braking performance is just average.

2021 Ferrari Portofino Fuel Economy

8.0/10

High-performance cars are not quite synonymous with great fuel economy and the Ferrari Portofino is no different. The car returns 16mpg in the city and 23mpg out on the highways while the combined mileage stands at 18mpg. With a gas tank of 21.1 gallons, the Portofino offers some decent driving range numbers for the segment as well.

Models

Ferrari Portofino Convertible

Aston Martin DB11 Convertible

Bentley Continental GT Convertible

BMW M8 Competition Convertible

MPG (City)

16

18

16

15

MPG (Highway)

23

24

26

21

MPG (Combined)

18

20

19

17

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

21.1

20.5

23.8

20.1

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

337/485/NA

369/492/NA

380/618/NA

301/422/NA

The Aston Martin DB11 is the most fuel-efficient grand tourer among the rivals here and truly impresses with its combined efficiency of 20 MPG, considering its performance and power figures. The Bentley Continental GT is slightly more fuel-efficient than the Portofino out on the highways and returns a better highway range of 618 miles, thanks to its larger tank. The BMW M8 is the least fuel-efficient of the lot and slots into the average position if its price to performance ratio is considered. It also has the least driving range numbers owing to the 20-gallon gas tank.

2021 Ferrari Portofino Interior

9.0/10

Ferrari has always focused on the interior with the same dedication it gave while tuning its vehicles to deliver mind-blowing performance. The 2021 Ferrari Portofino gets a luxurious cabin as standard and it can get even more exciting with the optional upgrades available from the brand. Despite being a four-seater grand tourer, the rear seats are still extremely cramped for adults and are best suited for small children and that extra pair of luggage you can’t fit in the trunk. The design is quite sporty with high-quality materials all around the cabin. The exposed surfaces are either finished in premium metal or soft-touch materials. The seats come with premium synthetic upholstery but you can opt for Alcantara or leather with a long list of colors to choose from. 

2021 Ferrari Portofino Convertible cockpit area

The dashboard can also be customized in three parts with three different colors to choose from along with a choice of materials. The front passenger also gets a display screen that shows the real-time performance stats of the vehicle such as the gear number, speed, and rpm. The gauge cluster can also be customized with four different styles apart from the standard layout. The standard seats can be swapped out with an optional Daytona seat or Squared Patterned seats as well. The cargo capacity is rather small but decent at 10.3 cu-ft since the convertible roof goes inside the trunk too.

2021 Ferrari Portofino Convertible seating layout

Models

Ferrari Portofino Convertible

Aston Martin DB11 Convertible

Bentley Continental GT Convertible

BMW M8 Competition Convertible

Passenger Capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

TBD

39.7/42.8/TBD

40.1/TBD/TBD

38.9/57.2/42.1

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

10.3

9.5

8.3

12.4

The 2021 Aston Martin DB11’s cabin is way more spacious and luxurious than the Portofino’s and it is more comfort-focused rather than being sporty. It gets a more classy design like other Aston Martin vehicles and the cabin is quite spacious for a high-performance grand tourer too. The Bentley Continental GT offers what you can call the epitome of luxury in the segment. The cabin of the Continental GT feels like nothing else and there is a heavy dose of leather and wood interior panels throughout the cabin. There is nothing sporty about the cabin of the Continental and there are just acres of space inside as well with an abundance of features and a classy design. The BMW M8 Competiton’s cabin is quite luxurious and has an appealing design too. But, when compared with the rest of the vehicles on the list, it surely lacks in terms of the luxuries and elegance the rivals offer. However, it does have the highest trunk volume of 12.4 cubic feet, which gives it an edge when practicality is concerned. Both the Bentley and Aston Martin see almost 25% reduction in their boot volumes in direct comparison.

Some of the standout interior features are as follows:

  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power-adjustable mirrors
  • Power driver and front passenger seat
  • Keyless ignition

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2021 Ferrari Portofino comes with a standard 10.3-inch infotainment display adorning the center of the dashboard. By default, the system offers some very basic features which is quite a bummer considering the eye-watering price tag of the vehicle. All the premium features are offered as optional such as Apple CarPlay, DVD Changer, Smartphone Interface, and a premium JBL Hi-Fi system.

Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows:

  • 10.3-inch infotainment display
  • Bluetooth and Handsfree streaming
  • SiriusXM Satellite radio
  • HD Radio Connectivity
  • Premium JBL 12-speaker Hi-Fi system with 1,500 watt output(optional)
  • Apple CarPlay(optional)

2021 Ferrari Portofino Exterior

8.0/10

Almost every Ferrari vehicle looks fast even while they’re not moving. The 2021 Ferrari Portofino’s exterior design looks super-aggressive, especially from the front end. The design looks like an angry monster with a menacing and wide grin ready to devour anything and everything that comes in its way. The stretched LED headlamps with the LED drls accentuate the front fascia and look like the “eyes” of the car.

2021 Ferrari Portofino Convertible 

There are a handful of sharp and sculpted styling cues all over the car’s exterior and the rear end also looks quite sporty as well. It is smaller in dimensions, however, than its competitors. It is the shortest in overall length and sports a wheelbase of 105.1 inches only. While its width of 76.3 inches is comparable, its height and ground clearance are shorter due to its traditional Ferrari-like stance. 

Models

Ferrari Portofino Convertible

Aston Martin DB11 Convertible

Bentley Continental GT Convertible

BMW M8 Competition Convertible

Curb Weight (lbs)

3669

4134

5315

4560

Length (inches)

180.6

186.6

190.9

191.8

Width (inches)

76.3

76.7

76.9

75.1

Height (inches)

51.9

51.2

55.1

53.3

Ground clearance (inches)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

105.1

110.4

112.2

111.3

The Aston Martin DB11 looks quite sporty and aggressive for a grand tourer but has an abundance of smooth and flowing lines too to make it not too supercar-like . The Bentley Continental GT is the most elegant and classy looking vehicle here and it exudes nothing but opulence and elegance from every angle even from the outside as well, but it is the heaviest weighing in excess of 5,000lbs. The BMW M8 has a sporty and aggressive exterior design too but nothing can match the oozing sportiness of the Ferrari Portofino and is also the longest vehicle on offer measuring 191.8 inches. 

Some of the standout exterior features are as follows:

  • 20" forged aluminum wheels.
  • Cooling vents on the front fenders 
  • Hood vents for better air dissipation
  • Quad tailpipes
  • Active brake cooling ducts 

2021 Ferrari Portofino Safety

7.0/10

No Ferrari vehicles have ever been crash-tested for safety owing to the super exotic status and sky-high price of the vehicles. But that doesn’t make the modern Ferrari vehicles unsafe. The 2021 Portofino gets almost all the basic safety techs as standard, however, the advanced safety systems are offered as outright disappointing options. All the advanced safety techs are bundled under the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems(ADAS) package and include features like a Front radar with acc and advanced front driving camera.

Some of the safety techs include:

  • Automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • F1-Trac with E-Diff 3

2021 Ferrari Portofino Competition

8.6/10

Ferrari Portofino vs Aston Martin DB11 Convertible

The Aston Martin DB11 needs no introduction and is a super exclusive vehicle owing to the James Bond franchise. The vehicle is more comfort-focused unlike the Portofino but has a solid performance on offer too. On the inside, the DB11 is more spacious and luxurious than the Portofino and would be a great alternative to the latter if anyone needs a saner vehicle than the Ferrari.

Aston Martin DB11 Convertible

Ferrari Portofino vs Bentley Continental GT Convertible

The Bentley Continental GT Convertible and the Ferrari Portofino are completely different vehicles but dwell on the same segment owing to the price and body style. The Continental GT is for those who desire nothing but luxury and opulence with a dash of performance under the hood too. The Portofino is more agile and track-focused when it comes to driving dynamics whereas the Continental GT has an immense amount of comfort and oozes a rich nature from every angle.

Bentley Continental GT Convertible

Ferrari Portofino vs BMW M8 Competition Convertible

The BMW M8 is perhaps the most sensible car in the competition list owing to its lower price tag and the immense amount of performance it offers. Surely, it’s not as agile and sporty as the Portofino or as opulent as the Bentley Continental GT, but for the price, it offers adequate performance and interior space but falls short in terms of fuel efficiency as opposed to the pricier rivals.

BMW M8 Competition Convertible

 

2021 Ferrari Portofino Final Verdict

7.9/10

In a word, yes you should. The 2021 Ferrari Portofino is super-exotic and sporty with excellent performance and driving dynamics. Sadly, most of the luxurious and creature comfort features on offer with the vehicle are offered as optional extras adding up to the already-high price tag but the enthusiasts with a deep pocket wouldn’t mind either way.

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