Ferrari Portofino vs. Jaguar F-TYPE

Ferrari Portofino in profile

Portofino

F-TYPE
3.5 Seconds

0-60 mph Time

5.4 seconds
200 mph

Top Speed

155 mph
3.9L V8 Twin-Turbo

Engine

Turbocharged 2.0L Four-Cylinder
591 hp

Horsepower

296 hp
560 lb-ft

Torque

295 lb-ft
4

Seats

2

The Ferrari Portofino is a natural evolution of the Prancing Horse’s commitment to performance, further pushing the envelope of what a car can do on the road and the track. Replacing the Ferrari California T, the Portofino has drawn numerous competitors, and a Jaguar F-TYPE vs. Ferrari Portofino comparison is a thought that’s occurred to many. Let’s see how they stack up.


Powertrain and Performance

Any Jaguar vs. Ferrari performance comparison is going to have the same result: the Prancing Horse leaves this cat in the dust. The Portofino’s 3.9L V8 Twin-Turbo engine is capable of producing 591 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque, utterly embarrassing the F-TYPE’s turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder, which is only capable of 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. 

This translates to real-world performance, too: the Ferrari is capable of a top speed of 200 mph as well as a 0-60-mph-time of 3.5 seconds. The F-TYPE just can’t keep up, being capable of a top speed of 155 mph and a 0-to-60-mph-time of 5.4 seconds.

Parked Ferrari Portofino

Design of the Portofino vs. F-TYPE

Sleek exteriors and cutting-edge aerodynamic engineering are hallmarks of every Ferrari; the F-TYPE isn’t exactly a slouch in terms of its design, but it simply doesn’t reach the level of the Portofino, and that’s borne out in the considerable gap in these cars’ performance capabilities. Some of the aerodynamic innovations you’ll find on the Portofino that you won’t find on the F-TYPE include: 

  • Side Air Vent: This design touch does more that add a chiaroscuro effect to the Portofino’s stylish exterior — it works with an air-extraction fin and a crease from the bonnet to the wheel arch to relieve pressure inside of the wheel housing. 
  • Front and Rear Lights: Even the headlights and taillights contribute to the Portofino’s ability to cut through the air. The headlights feature air-curtain intakes that direct air into the front wheel housing and channel it along the car’s scooped sides, while the taillights are positioned to accommodate an extended spoiler, which reduces overall drag.
  • Retractable Hard Top: The retractable hard top is designed to be able to open and close in as little as 14 seconds at low speeds, balancing open air thrills with practical usage while you’re on the road. 
Ferrari Portofino

Ferrari vs. Jaguar F-TYPE: Interior

Both the Portofino and the F-TYPE are indisputably luxury vehicles, but it’s clear that one is built to provide the driver with track-focused performance metrics while the other is meant to pamper the occupants. This isn’t to say that the Portofino doesn’t offer incredible interior amenities — it offers Apple CarPlay and an available JBL premium audio system, among other things — but it does speak to the priorities of each vehicle. 

The Portofino’s steering wheel is compact to allow for a full view of the instrument cluster, while the dashboard’s dual five-inch displays make crucial vehicle performance data easily visible. There are comforts here — such as eighteen-way adjustable front seats — but the design bends toward giving the driver everything they need to maximize the car’s performance. 

Portofino dashboard

Experience the Ferrari Portofino at Continental AutoSports Ferrari

These two sports cars are in different leagues entirely, and the Portofino’s performance and design speak multitudes. Want to get your own Portofino to enjoy along the highways of Indianapolis or Milwaukee? Contact Continental AutoSports Ferrari to inquire about purchasing a Ferrari, and we’ll be happy to help you from our home in the Chicago area.


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