The New Ferrari Portofino Is Set To Make Waves
The Portofino is the perfect combination of beauty, power and versatility.
The all new Ferrari Portofino made it’s first Australasian appearance on Wednesday the 21st of February along the stunning coastline of Byron Bay. Taking its name from one of the most charming villages on the Italian Riviera, the Portofino is the perfect combination of beauty, power and versatility; an eponym for stylish elegance for the most versatile model in the Ferrari range.
Much like Portofino is to the Italians, renowned for it’s style, glamour and understated luxury, Byron Bay was specifically chosen as the destination and all guests were able to enjoy an exclusive evening at the award winning Elements of Byron Resort & Spa. The aesthetically designed resort provided breathtaking views of the Belongil Beach coastline and made for the perfect backdrop for the unveiling of the stunning Ferrari Portofino.
The evening commenced under an old, established fig tree in the spectacular ‘Ferrari Portofino Village’ style. Australian model Erin Holland and Australian actor David Berry from Outlander were amongst the guests as we all enjoyed a star lit three course menu utilising fresh local produce. Ferried after dinner by a fleet of golf-buggies to a custom-built Ferrari marque, designed to make the most of the stunning Australian sunset.
The final part of the evening saw guests ushered together for a high energy drum performance, complete with flame throwers, and the highly anticipated unveiling of the Ferrari Portofino on the sand.
Herbert Appleroth, the CEO of Ferrari Australia commented,
“It is with great pleasure that we premiere the incredible Ferrari Portofino to the Australasian audiences and truly expect this stunning new Ferrari V8 Grand Tourer to become THE dream car for clients and fans around the country.”
“Portofino is one of Italy’s most beautiful towns, and one which has become internationally synonymous with elegance, sportiness and understated luxury. The Ferrari Portofino captures the intangible characteristics of that charming seaside town, opening up a new breed of vehicle that truly embodies the pinnacle of Italian excellence,” says Appleroth.
The Ferrari Portofino is breathtaking from the inside-out, and delivers a unique Ferrari soundtrack and superb driving pleasure in every situation.
The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of outright performance and versatility. Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 km/h in just 10.8 seconds, the Ferrari Portofino is the most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space, complete with two rear seats suitable for short trips. Ideal for any occasion, the Ferrari Portofino represents the perfect combination of design, performance and technology.