Although, like other Ferraris, the Portofino sits on an aluminium structure, the brand has made a big effort to cut down on the number of parts used – to not only reduce complexity, but to also aid stiffness and reduce weight.
The best example of this new process is the A-pillar, the component count of which has been reduced from 21 in the California to just two in the Portofino.
The number of parts used to make up the chassis has fallen by 40%, while the chassis rigidity has improved by 35%. Overall, the weight of the new car has been reduced by 80kg.
Ferrari technology chief Michael Leiters confirmed to Autocar that “the technology will also be carried over for use in future models”, suggesting that further savings in weight and component count can be made across the board.