When Her Love Language is Ferrari You Can’t Go Wrong with a 2023 Ferrari Roma or Portofino.

Ferrari Portofino
Evolving luxury. Evolving character. Evolving charisma. Choose Ferrari. Photo credit: Ferrari

Mother’s Day is coming up and you might be wondering what to give that special mom in your life.

Let’s try and simplify it.

You can’t lose with a Ferrari.

Ferrari Roma exterior
The new Roma is a representation of  the pleasurable way of life that characterized Rome in the 1950s and ‘60s. | Photo credit: Ferrari

And while Ferraris used to be synonymous with machismo – and mostly male – racing enthusiasts there’s now a softer side to the brand in the form of the 2023 Ferrari Roma and Portofino.

When it comes to the Ferrari Roma and Portofino, you can safely assume just about everyone’s love language is Ferrari. 

And the 2023 Ferrari Roma and the 2023 Ferrari Portofino are two of the most sought-after luxury sports cars from the Italian auto manufacturer. 

Both cars have their own unique features and benefits, but it can be difficult to decide which one is right for her. 

2023 Roma
Timeless elegance: The Ferrari Roma features refined proportions and timeless design. | Photo credit: Ferrari

To help you make an informed decision, we’ve compared these two cars in nine key areas. From performance to interior design, we’ve highlighted all of the important factors that will help you decide which car is best for her.

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Read on to discover how the 2023 Ferrari Roma and the 2023 Ferrari Portofino compare in terms of speed, power, comfort, style, and more.

Let’s start with the performance of the Ferrari Roma and Portofino. 

2023 Ferrari Portofino
Have it all: Sportiness, Elegance, and Comfort. The 2023 Portofino. | Photo credit: Ferrari

Both cars are exceptionally fast and powerful but let’s zoom in on the powertrains to understand more. Overall, both cars have a powertrain that is high-performance and delivers exhilarating acceleration and driving fun.

Roma Engine: Turbocharged 3.9-Liter V8

  • Horsepower: 612 
  • Torque: 561 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Eight-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • Top Speed: 199 mph
  • Acceleration: zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds
Roma Engine
The Ferrari Roma represents the pinnacle of performance in its category thanks to its turbo-charged V8. | Photo credit: Ferrari

Portofino M Engine:3.9-Liter Twin-Turbo V8

  • Horsepower: 612 hp
  • Torque: 561 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • Top Speed: 200 mph
  • Acceleration: 0 – 60 mph in 3.45 seconds.


2023 Portofino
Portofino:  A Ferrari designed to be driven every day that also effortlessly converts from an authentic ‘berlinetta’ coupé to a drop-top. | Photo credit: Ferrari

TheFerrari Roma and Portofino are exceptionally beautiful.  The Ferrari Roma is a highly romantic vehicle that features a sleek, coupe-style (two-seater) design, while the Ferrari Portofino has a retractable hardtop convertible design and carries four seats. So for someone who loves a romantic moonlight drive, we’d go with the Portofino with the retractable roof.


They’re Ferraris – what can we say? Both vehicles offer exceptional handling, but the Ferrari Roma has an ultra-responsive and agile feel on the road.

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2023 Portofino interior
The new Portofino has become internationally synonymous with elegance, sportiness, and understated luxury. | Photo credit: Ferrari

The Ferrari Roma has a more modern and luxurious interior, with advanced features and technology that surpass the Ferrari Portofino. The Roma features a 16-inch digital cluster display behind the steering wheel and an 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen in the center console, while the regular Portofino has a smaller 10.2-inch touchscreen display. The Roma also has a more advanced driver assistance system and a new steering wheel design that provides better grip and comfort. The seats in the Roma are more sculpted and supportive, offering better comfort during long drives. Additionally, the Roma has more premium materials in its interior, including leather and carbon fiber, giving it a more luxurious and sophisticated feel. Overall, the interior of the Ferrari Roma is among the most advanced, comfy, and luxurious of any car on the market. But the Portofino is nothing to sniff at. The Ferrari Roma and Portofino have an enhanced manettino dial with five drive modes. And both have heated and ventilated front seats.

Cargo Space:

The Ferrari Portofino wins in this category with more cargo space than the Ferrari Roma, thanks to its retractable hardtop design. So she can grab the kids and hit the beach or pool anytime she pleases.


2023 Ferrari
The 2023 Portofino represents the pinnacle of performance. | Photo credit: Ferrari

The Roma is pure Italian romance – aka drop-dead gorgeous – with a look that harkens back to the 250 GT and other past great Ferrari grand tourers. The Portofino M, meanwhile, reminds us of the 812 Superfast – may be a bit more modern, angular, and laid back looking than the Roma. (Dare we say a family-friendly Ferrari?) So if mom can’t stand the thought of not bringing the kids, the Portofino may be the perfect car for her.


The Roma starts at $247,310 while the Portofino comes in at $250,050.

To sum it all up both cars have similar performance and features. The Roma is a two-seater and the Portofino is a drop-top with four seats and more cargo space. So if mom wants a car of her own used exclusively for zipping around town or date night, the Roma may be the perfect getaway car. The Portofino, however, lets her take you and the kids everywhere she goes.

2023 Ferrari
Make it an unforgettable Mother’s Day. Visit one of our Ferrari dealerships to inquire about the new Roma. | Photo credit: Ferrari

Reach out today to inquire about the 2023 Ferrari Roma or the 2023 Portofino.

Or visit our Ferrari dealerships to learn more about the Ferrari Roma and Portofino

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