When you’ve been making sports cars for as long as Ferrari has – and it was seven decades last year – you’re bound to have become quite good at it. Maranello’s 488 GTB is outrageously ballistic and joyously exciting proof of that.
The company’s pedigree in modern drop-top grand tourers like the new Ferrari Portofino is, shall we say, somewhat less convincing. It introduced the Portofino’s predecessor, the original folding hard-top California – its answer to the Mercedes-AMG SL63 and Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet – ten years ago. But straight away it became clear that The Prancing Horse was dipping an elegant equine ankle into waters that couldn’t even be thought vaguely familiar, even with the existence of likes of the 575M Superamerica and Daytona Spyder nestled deep in its back catalogue.
The task was to reconcile opposing requirements by creating a car with the dynamism and excitement of an authentic Ferrari but also the versatility, refinement and convenience necessary of a car you’d use every day. To do it, also, in something burdened with the added mass and structural compromises of a folding tin-top convertible. Not easy. The company’s main reason for taking on the challenge, meanwhile, was that a really successful effort could probably double the breadth of the base of Ferrari’s sales volume pyramid.
But the California’s story didn’t pan out like that. Although the car was revised, lightened, tweaked and turbocharged through the course of its life, it never quite delivered success on that scale. While it’s very rare indeed for Ferrari’s V8 mid-engined cars not to hit 1000 sales in a calendar year in Europe, the California only cleared that threshold once. Time to take a fresh swing at it, then.
Ferrari Portofino - Inclusive Self Drive Features
Free 2nd driver
Full tank of fuel
The Ferrari Portofino is delivered with full comprehensive insurance for two drivers as standard, and we can deliver / collect from any address. Our only prerequisite is that you are 25 years of age or over, and hold a valid driving licence.
Ferrari Portofino - Chauffeur Driven Rental
Miami Lusso Chauffeur Driven Exotic car rental happily covers all of Florida. Every destination is reachable to rent a Ferrari Portofino.
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I never thought I would see the day where I would be driving a Lambo SUV! Pigs really do fly. The biggest change: you can see out of the rear window!!!
I am actually rather impressed by this car, I wasn’t expecting much given their heritage, but they have certainly given it a good go! Would still have an X5 longterm, however..
The new SVR is a big step up in terms of quality and refinement. I previously rented the 2014 model, which felt nice enough but was starting to lack behind the german competition. JLR have upped their game and this is now again a serious car fighting against the Q’s and the X’s. Best of british.
The C63 is an Absolute weapon. The V8 sounds incredible and shoves you back in your seat with the slightest touch of the throttle. You feel a bit like you are in an armoured truck in the G63, but when you’re carting kids around it’s the best place to be.
This car is such a classic, to be honest I do not believe it has ever been bettered. I rented the F355 for a week last year, and the Miami Lusso team for first rate from start to finish. Definitely recommend using them to all of my friends and family.
WOW. What a machine. The Aventador is just insane, such a fantastic car. We rentald one for the weekend off Miami Lusso to celebrate our anniversary, and it really made the wife feel like a rockstar wife.
I have yet to find a more engaging car to drive. Yes, it’s low on power, but it can be forgiven due to just how fun it is to drive. It is so driftable; a quick flick of the wheel and you’re sideways in a very controlled manner. It would be the perfect car is it had 250bhp (Toyota put a turbo in the 2nd gen !)
A stylish car both inside and out. Economical yet powerful enough for a fun ride. It’s good fun in sport mode, and the car handles well to boot.
This car is jaw dropping in person (judging by the camera phones, thumbs ups, smiles, and attractive women’s reactions, I’m not alone in thinking so). The NSX has the most streetable power, torque, and driving characteristics of any competitor outside a 911 Turbo S, but doesn’t look like every other boring Porsche. Stoplight to stoplight it is a bolt of lightning with the hybrid motors providing instant torque and removing turbo lag! Plus, you can fit a set of golf clubs in the trunk which can’t be said for ANY other exotic car! I
I’ve never driven a Maserati before, so I didn’t know what to expect. Lovely car, engine is silky smooth and the interior is very special !
This car is a wicked hot hatch. It’s a different beast to the M140i I rentald last year, very very quick, though you can tell it’s lacking a few cylinders via the sound it makes. However, the interior is a step up from the BMW.
Minimum Rental Requirements
Customers intending to rent an exotic car must be between 25 to 70 years old with a valid American driving license and any other license issued by the state for driving. If you have been served a ticket or violated traffic rules or detained because of traffic rules or under a traffic penalty, call us and we will refer you to our insurers who will advise you on the best way to go about renting from us. Kindly call us today so that we can serve you.