The Ferrari Portofino Launches in London

Ferrari unveiled its latest addition to the V8 GT set - the new Ferrari Portofino - at an exclusive event at London’s Kensington Olympia to a 500 strong guest list. The spectacular launch brought together the best of London society with guests from the fashion, arts and creative communities, as well as those with a passion for the remarkable Italian brand. Celebrating the best aspiring young design talent, six students from leading design and technology colleges were also invited to the launch, recognising outstanding academic achievements.

Unveiled for the first time in the UK, the Ferrari Portofino marries performance and versatility with unparalleled comfort and driving pleasure. Named after the charming village on the Italian Rivera, the Portofino is both stylish and elegant, perfectly designedto be driven every day. Capable of unleashing 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 km/h in just 10.8 seconds it’s the most powerful convertible to combine a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and two rear seats suitable for short trips.

A team of master mixologists served cocktails, including a bespoke Portofino cocktail made especially for the night. London is the fourth stop of the car’s European launch tour, which began in Portofino in September before going to Rome, Paris andLausanne, ahead of the next event in Düsseldorf.