Blue Shark has launched Ferrari Portofino for rent in Dubai, the Portofino aims to redress the balance, literally and figuratively, adding a shot of adrenalized dynamism to the usability and versatility beloved of California clients
Portofino have decent enough space in a low-slung sports car environment. Passengers are now included more in the driving experience with the available passenger display
The car’s handling also helps to rob it of the breadth of ability needed to make it seem suited to any journey; relaxing, at times, as well as exciting. The new electric steering’s very direct – hardly less so than is a 488’s – and while it has weight, doesn’t manage that weight cleverly enough to give you something to push against as the front wheels bite. There’s almost no stability-minded ‘dead zone’ to the Portofino’s rack around the straight-ahead, and so it demands as much of your concentration on the motorway as a 488 would
The stability controls work well to make the car feel incisive but obedient when they’re active, and there’s plenty of fun to be had with them on. But Ferrari’s remarkable side slip control oversteer-tamer isn’t fitted here – and without it, you just never feel sufficiently at ease with the car’s steering pace, or have the confidence you’d need in the predictability of the rear axle, to be inclined to get stuck into that final layer of the driving experience.
Rental cost includes Full Coverage insurance and standard mileage limit. Delivery may be available to your location in Dubai and the Dubai airport.