The Aston Martin DB11 Volante and Ferrari Portofino are two of the most overindulgent drop-top sports GTs imaginable. So which one wins at Top Trumps?
Big, fast, sumptuous, and open-topped, the likes of the Aston Martin DB11 Volante and Ferrari Portofino seem to have it all; supercar looks and performance with GT comfort and luxury. You can read more about these two lavish convertibles in our first drives, but read on to have a look at the numbers side-by-side, and to have a flick through the pics while you're there, too.
These two are very close to one another. Both are big, front-engined, rear-wheel drive sports-convertibles with 90-degree V8s bolted into the nose and 2+2 seating in the cabin. However, the DB11 gets a fabric roof while the Portofino is one of very few cars these days to offer a folding hard-top - even more impressive when you look at the kerbweight.
Enough of our rambling, here are the numbers...
|2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante||2018 Ferrari Portofino|
|Price||$216,495||€196,000 (approx. $242,000)|
|Engine||Biturbocharged 4.0-Liter V8||Biturbocharged 3.9-Liter V8|
|Transmission||8-Speed Automatic||7-Speed DCT|
|Drivetrain||Rear-Wheel Drive||Rear-Wheel Drive|
|Power||510 Horsepower / 513 Pound-Feet||591 Horsepower / 560 Pound-Feet|
|0-62 mph||4.1 Seconds||
|Top speed||187 Miles Per Hour||199 Miles Per Hour|
|Boot capacity||7.27 Cubic Feet||10.3 Cubic Feet|
|Length||4,750 mm||4,586 mm|
|Width (excl. mirrors)||1,950 mm||1,938 mm|
|Height||1,300 mm||1,318 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,805 mm||2,670 mm|
|Weight||4,134 Pounds||3,668 Pounds|
|Roof-opening time||14 Seconds (at up to 31 mph)||14 Seconds (at up to 30 mph)|
Which one wins?
We've got to give it to the Ferrari Portofino, here. It's got more power, and it's usefully faster and lighter, plus that hard-top roof has appeal in terms of security for such an attention-seeking car. For all that, in a head-to-head we reckon the Aston Martin might come out on top for simply having more soul and more want-one factor, but that's all a bit subjective for a round of Top Trumps. So when it comes to numbers, Maranello takes the top step on this two-car podium.