Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

  • Honest claimed fuel economy
  • Large fuel tank for long range
  • Very good residual values

Considering the list price and high-performance nature of the Portofino, things could be a lot worse in this respect. Its fuel consumption is a claimed 24.1mpg, but we reckon driven carefully enough you’ll get close to this figure thanks to incredibly long gearing in the upper ratios.

The fuel tank is large at 80 litres, which should make for a theoretical maximum range of 465 miles between trips to the petrol station. The flipside is that to look after the engine it’s recommended you use only super-unleaded fuel, but this is no different to any car with this sort of performance.

It’s worth noting Ferrari’s residual values here too - secondhand cars command particularly strong prices. The good news is that if you buy a new Ferrari Portofino, the car’s servicing and maintenance is covered for the first seven years of its life. And that doesn’t have a mileage limit, either, so you if you’re a regular user and need more than one service a year, it’ll be covered. There’s also standard roadside assistance if anything should go wrong on the road, with Ferrari covering the cost of a hotel if it’s required.

The Ferrari Portofino has CO2 emissions rated at 267g/km, which isn’t exactly green. It’s helped somewhat by the standard fitment of the HELE system, however, adding stop-start to cut the engine when stationary.

  • No horror stories reported so far…
  • …but by its nature it needs looking after
  • Extended warranties are a wise move

If you take proper care of your Portofino, having it looked-after by Ferrari technicians and warmed-up and cooled-down sympathetically, you shouldn’t have too many issues with your car’s dependability. We haven’t heard any stories of prevailing issues with the California or indeed the T, which uses many of the same mechanical parts as the Portofino. However, this must be couched by the fact that there are more electrical and mechanical systems than ever before to go wrong.

As standard, there’s an all-inclusive four-year warranty from new, extendible to the fifth year. Thereafter you can buy Ferrari’s New Power Warranty, which is discounted upon annual renewal and covers engine, transmission, steering, suspension and electrical systems. Any work is carried out by authorised Ferrari technicians. Running alongside any warranty you get from Ferrari is a Europe-wide roadside assistance programme, which promises to come to your aid whether your car is broken, crash-damaged, empty of fuel or flat of tyre. They’ll even help if it’s stolen. Cars are recovered to Ferrari-approved workshops.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £490
Insurance group Not available
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