‘Entry-level’ is a relative term when it comes to Ferraris

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The Ferrari Portofino: drives far better and looks nice than its predecessor, the California

The sublime Portofino has swiftly dispelled memories of its underwhelming predecessor, the California, writes Matt Robinson

Critically speaking, the 2008-launched Ferrari California was not a success. Unusual and fussy styling meant it didn’t have the effortless good looks demanded of vehicles that proudly wear the Ferrari badge, while as a driving experience it was felt to be too soft and too far removed from the Italian company’s sports-car ethos to be truly worthy of the name. Even a shift to a much more powerful 3.9-litre twin-turbo engine in 2014, heralding the...

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