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Meet the Portofino — Ferrari’s all-new drop-top

Meet the Portofino — Ferrari’s all-new drop-top

August 23, 2017

MILAN, Aug 23 — Ahead of an official debut in Frankfurt, Ferrari today offered the motoring press and supercar fans alike the first glimpse of the Portofino, a much more focused and aggressive drop-top that will replace the California T when it goes on sale at the end of this year. Say "goodbye" to the Ferrari California and "hello" to the Ferrari Portofino. After nine years in production, Ferrari is ditching its entry-level drop-top boulevard cruiser in favour of a model it claims... Read more

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