Ferrari Portofino M: the authentic GT that takes you on a voyage of rediscovery

Maranello, 17 September 2020: The Ferrari Portofino M has been unveiled, and the stunning new evolution of the Ferrari Portofino comes with a redesigned powertrain, a brand-new eight-speed gearbox and a five-position Manettino that includes a Race mode - a first for a Maranello GT spider. 

The Portofino M is a combination of authentic GT performance, driving pleasure, agility and exceptional versatility in everyday driving contexts. 

The Portofino M’s 3855 cc V8 turbo engine, voted “International Engine of the Year” on four consecutive occasions, has been optimised to unleash 620 cv at 7,500 rpm – 20 cv more than the Ferrari Portofino. It also boasts a completely redesigned eight-speed gearbox that replaces the previous seven-speed version. This is the first eight-speed to be installed on an open-top Ferrari and is based on a dual-clutch oil bath architecture with a 20% smaller clutch module and 35% higher torque delivery. 


From a vehicle dynamics perspective, the most significant innovation is the introduction of the five-position Manettino, an absolute first for a Prancing Horse GT spider. The aim being to further enhance the Ferrari Portofino’s already superb handling and traction through the addition of the Race mode. Supported by the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer, the Race mode focuses mainly on maximising driving pleasure and fun behind the wheel. 

The significant technological evolution the model has undergone is visually underscored by the new design of the front of the car and the bumpers in particular, which are sportier and more aggressive. Both inside and out, there is a sense of harmony of expression and intent in forms that are sometimes sharper and then softer and more flowing. 

Sportier in character than its predecessor, it delivers superior handling whilst not only maintaining but enhancing on-board comfort, courtesy of specific new optional features, such as ADAS, and ventilated and heated seats. The Ferrari Portofino M retains its predecessor’s twin soul and is the only car on the market that can be described as an authentic coupé with its top closed and a genuine spider when it is open. The Retractable Hard Top (RHT) - the signature feature of all Prancing Horse’s convertibles makes it possible.

The Portofino M’s compact dimensions also make it ideal for all occasions. In fact, its unparalleled versatility and on-board comfort turn every trip into a voyage of (re)discovery.

Ferrari Portofino M/ Summary Technical Specification

ENGINE  

Type V8 - 90° turbo

Total displacement 3855 cc

Bore and stroke 86.5 mm x 82 mm

Max. power output* 456 kW (620 CV) at 5750 - 7500 rpm

Max. torque 760 Nm at 3000 ÷ 5750 rpm

WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS  

Length 4594 mm

Width 1938 mm (2020 mm with wing mirrors)

Height 1318 mm

Wheelbase 2670 mm

Dry weight** 1545 kg

PERFORMANCE

Max. speed > 320 km/h

0-100 km/h 3.45 s

0-200 km/h 9.8 s

FUEL CONSUMPTION/ CO2 EMISSIONS  

Under homologation 

* With 98 RON petrol

**With lightweight optional content

Ferrari Portofino M: the authentic GT that takes you on a voyage of rediscovery Ferrari Portofino M: the authentic GT that takes you on a voyage of rediscovery Reviewed by Sanjay Sarma on Thursday, September 17, 2020 Rating: 5

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