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|
|Engine||4.0-litre V8, twin-turbocharged, petrol||3.9-litre V8, twin-turbocharged, petrol|
|Drivetrain||Rear-wheel drive||Rear-wheel drive|
|Power||503bhp at 6000rpm||591bhp at 7500rpm|
|Torque||513lb ft at 2000-5000rpm||560lb ft at 3000-5250rpm|
|Boot capacity||206 litres||292 litres|
|Width (excl. mirrors)||1950mm||1938mm|
|Roof-opening time||14sec (at up to 31mph)||14sec (at up to 30mph)|
|Fuel tank capacity||78 litres||78 litres|
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.