2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Ferrari Portofino
If you’re comparing Porsche vs. Ferrari, chances are you want a fast and powerful vehicle with features to spare. The 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S and 2018 Ferrari Portofino are two sports cars that fit the bill. So, how do they compare? Next to the Ferrari Portofino, the 911 Turbo S is speedier and includes a handful of features not found on the Portofino. It’s also much less expensive. Compare the Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Ferrari Portofino below!
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The 2018 Ferrari Portofino has a starting price of $214,533. Meanwhile, you can purchase the Porsche 911 Turbo S for nearly $24,000 less. The 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S starts at $190,700. The new Porsche 911 and Ferrari Portofino are both on the high end of luxury sports cars, but the much pricier Portofino doesn’t deliver the value you’d expect for the price.
Performance & Speed
The 2018 Ferrari Portofino is the replacement for the California T. Under the hood rests a 591-hp 3.9L twin-turbo V8 engine. The 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S is powered by a 580-hp 3.8L twin-turbo 6-cylinder. Compared to the 911 Turbo S, the Portofino is stronger—but not faster. According to Ferrari, the Portofino accelerates to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. On the other hand, the 911 Turbo S has a 0-60 mph time of just 2.8 seconds.
For the price, you’d want as many luxuries as possible from the Ferrari Portofino, but it skimps on some of the most basic features. The following are standard or optional for the Porsche 911 Turbo S but not the Ferrari Portofino:
- All-Wheel Drive: Many sports cars aren’t offered with all-wheel drive; the 911 Turbo S is an exception, and it’s much faster than the Portofino.
- Reversing Camera: A rearview camera is optional on the Portofino. The standard reversing camera on the 911 Turbo S makes parking on San Jose and Palo Alto streets easier and less stressful.
- Rear Axle Steering: This is one of the most notable features on the 911 Turbo S. With rear axle steering, the rear wheels steer in the opposite direction of the front wheels, making it easier to corner and park.
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In the above Ferrari vs. Porsche comparison, the Porsche 911 Turbo S gains the upper hand with greater speed and features for a drastically lower price-tag. It may be less powerful than the Portofino, but not by much. Check out other Ferrari vs Porsche comparisons, then contact us at Porsche of Fremont schedule a test drive near Redwood City and Walnut Creek. Don’t forget to browse our current offers for 911 specials!
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