The European Roadshow of the Ferrari Portofino, an exclusive première that allowed the company’s most faithful fans and collectors to preview the dynamic qualities of the new car in preview, ended in Belfast.
The event visited more than 16 countries and travelled along some of Europe’s most beautiful roads, testing the great versatility and 600 hp of the 8-cylinder engine of the new GT convertible , which places it at the top of its category.
More than 20 examples were used for a trip of over sixty stages, which followed three routes concluding respectively in Warsaw on 24 June, in Stockholm on 14 July and in Belfast on 1 August.
The tour crossed the most diverse landscapes, from the Tuscan hills to the Alpine slopes, from the Côte d’Azur to the Iberian coast, from the German forests to the Bay of Stockholm, all united by driving pleasure and the beauty of the design of the Ferrari Portofino.
In the UK…
The Ferrari Portofino’s tour of the United Kingdom finished off Belfast, ending the exclusive ten-car première of the new Prancing Horse car that had followed an itinerary gifting Ferrari fans and collectors a preview of its great dynamic qualities.
The tour had started on 2 July from Lyndhurst, a town in Hampshire surrounded by the New Forest National Park, the journey stopped off in the most important British cities travelling through picturesque landscapes and along some of the country’s most beautiful roads. From Exeter, a city founded by the Romans in AD 50, the Ferraris went to Swindon in Wiltshire before heading for Egham, Surrey. The tour then visited London, where the new convertible with a retractable hard roof that changes the configuration from a saloon coupé to sports spider in just 14 seconds excited the city’s inhabitants.
The journey then continued east towards Colchester, the oldest known city in Britain, before turning north for Nottingham, famous for the legend of Robin Hood. The Ferrari Portofino cars, always accompanied on their journey by the exclusive soundtrack of the 600 hp 8-cylinder engine, then stopped in Birmingham, Britain’s second largest city, and Manchester , in south-east Lancashire.
The last three stages were equally impressive, the first of which crossed the Peak District National Park before arriving in Leeds, in West Yorkshire. The second, from Carlisle, paid homage to the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, while the third and final stretch concluded in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland.