Ferrari Portofino vs. Aston Martin Vantage

Ferrari Portofino parked in the sun

Ferrari Portofino

Aston Martin Vantage
3.5 Seconds

0-60 mph Time

3.6 Seconds
200 mph

Top Speed

195 mph
3.9L V8 Twin-Turbo

Engine

4.0L V8 Twin Turbo
591 hp

Horsepower

503 hp
560 lb-ft

Torque

460 lb-ft
Rear-Wheel Drive

Drivetrain

Rear-Wheel Drive
4

Passenger Capacity

2

The Ferrari Portofino is an impressive evolution of the Prancing Horse’s performance credentials and design sensibility, and any sports car with such an impressive heritage will draw big competitors. It’s natural, then, to make a comparison of the Ferrari Portofino vs. Aston Martin Vantage. The Vantage is a genuine supercar, to be sure, but, like the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS it’s outclassed by the Portofino in every respect.


Powertrain and Performance

While the Aston Martin Vantage offers an impressive powertrain, it’s put to shame by that of the Ferrari Portofino:

  • Output: The Vantage produces 503 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, significantly less than the Portofino’s 591 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque.
  • Acceleration: This is the closest the Vantage comes to matching the Portofino. The Aston Martin can reach 60 mph from a standstill in 3.6 seconds, while the Ferrari can do the same in 3.5 seconds.
  • Top Speed: The Portofino again flexes its muscles by being able to reach a top speed of 200 mph, while the Vantage’s top speed is 195 mph.
Ferrari Portofino

Design of the Portofino vs. Vantage

As anyone who’s driven a supercar can tell you, raw power isn’t everything: the fusion of performance and design is key, and again the Portofino comes out ahead in this Aston Martin vs. Ferrari comparison.

Both vehicles offer enticing, sculpted exteriors, but where the Prancing Horse shines is its combination of form and function, with design elements throughout the vehicle also contributing to its aerodynamic efficiency. Here are a few examples:

  • Side Air Vents: The flanks of the vehicle catch the light to produce a unique chiaroscuro effect, but the crease along the side of the vehicle does more than that. With an air extraction fin and a well-defined belt-line, the Portofino’s side air vents relieve pressure from inside the wheel arch.
  • Air Curtain Intakes: The Portofino’s headlight assembly is designed to follow the crest line of the front wheel arches. The effect is visually striking, but also allows for partially concealed air curtain intakes that reduce drag by venting air into the front of the wheel housing and channeling it along the scooped sides of the vehicle.
  • Taillights: The position of the taillights is farther apart than in previous Prancing Horses. Not only is this attractive, but it enables the car to accommodate a longer spoiler, which reduces drag by allowing for an enhanced area of controlled airflow.
Ferrari Portofino from above with the top down

Portofino vs. Vantage: Interior

You might think that, because it falls short in terms of performance, the Aston Martin Vantage might be more comfortable than the Ferrari Portofino — but that’s not the case. Just take a look:

  • Seating Capacity: The Portofino offers room for four occupants, while the Vantage offers space for only two.
  • Adjustable Seats: The Portofino also offers 18-way power-adjustable front bucket seats, while the Vantage only offers 10-way power-adjustable front seats. Ferrari gives you the tools you need to optimize your driving position while behind the wheel of a world-class supercar.
  • Proximity Key: Ferrari makes entering and starting the vehicle effortless courtesy of a proximity key and push-button start — both features that you won’t find on the Aston Martin.
Portofino dashboard

Experience the Ferrari Portofino at Continental AutoSports

When your hands are on the steering wheel of a supercar, you want to know that you’re controlling a thoroughbred performer — and that’s exactly what you’ll get with the Ferrari Portofino. Whether you’re based in St. Louis, Indianapolis, or elsewhere in the United States, we can help you find the supercar of your dreams from our Chicago-area dealership. Contact Continental AutoSports to inquire about buying your own Ferrari today.


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