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Portofino Child Seats

Discussion in 'California/Portofino' started by NZCREW, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. NZCREW

    NZCREW Karting

    Nov 20, 2018
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    Craig pickett
    I’m looking to buy a nice new Rosso toy for myself and one of the options is the new Ferrari Portofino. The car is amazing in so many ways, but as I have a 1 year old and most likely will try for a second child soon, the main attraction over other options (I.e. F12) is the rear seats and the isofix mounts for a child seats.

    Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find anything online about child seats for the Portofino. Has anyone used the Portofino with a child seat? Or can anyone help / advise?

    Thanks.
     
  2. azlin75

    azlin75 Formula Junior

    Jul 16, 2017
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    Shawn Hicks
    While the portofino does have a larger back seat by a few inches I am unsure if any rear facing car seat will fit, and at 1 rear facing is still mandatory nearly everywhere. As far as toddler seats I’d assume many of the same seats that fit the California would work though confirmation would be nice. Also if anyone knows of a certain rear facing seat that fits I’d like to know as well since this is the boat I’m sailing on too.
     
  3. NZCREW

    NZCREW Karting

    Nov 20, 2018
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    I think we're front facing child sears from 1 year here in NZ. Bets practice up to 2 years, but not law. Do you know any actual models of the front facing that will work? I haven't actually found any that are currently available within California threads either. It would be great if an infant capsule would fit, but like you I'm sceptical.
     
  4. azlin75

    azlin75 Formula Junior

    Jul 16, 2017
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    Shawn Hicks
    All of the seats mentioned in previous car seat threads seem to be out of production. I did hear that maybe you can get the one from the Ferrari store online but I haven’t looked. And I’d be skeptical of it fitting a child of 1. I’ll probably start looking in earnest later this year once I purchase my car but sure hope I see something posted here as well.
     
  5. montpellier

    montpellier Formula Junior

    Aug 27, 2009
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    Paul
    I suggest you try out before you buy if the child passenger is essential. I had hopes of travelling with a 14 month old, but when seat installed (a Britax) there is no room for their legs. Even with passenger seat well forward. It may work for older children who jut need a booster and legs can go down into footwell. For younger children it did not work for me.
     
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  6. NZCREW

    NZCREW Karting

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    Thanks, interesting. Yes looking to try out next month, but would like some options / suggestions on what seats to try out.
     
  7. 09Scuderia

    09Scuderia Formula 3

    Nov 20, 2011
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    I have seen 2 kids (less than 4) in the back 'seats' of a CaliT. Granted the parents weren't 6' but everyone fit.
     
  8. NZCREW

    NZCREW Karting

    Nov 20, 2018
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    Looking for the brand of child seat used.
     
  9. NZCREW

    NZCREW Karting

    Nov 20, 2018
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    Craig pickett
  10. Portofino - USA

    Aug 17, 2019
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    Zaheed Premji
    I'm not sure if you still need help with this, but I had the same problem. I was able to fit a car seat in the back seat of the Portofino. You can fit it rear facing, but the front seat will not be usable. I tried a number of car seats, but the one that fit the best for me was the Cybex Sirona M. I originally had it rear facing, but have since turned it to forward facing. When it's forward facing, you can have someone fit in the front seat, but it will not be comfortable for long drives.
     

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