Ferrari Portofino M revealed, Comes With Twin-turbocharged V8 Engine
With the introduction of a more powerful, reengineered M variant the Ferrari Portofino – the brand’s most affordable model – was upgraded.
The Ferrari Portofino M or Modificata (historically used by the brand to mark a performance development) contains a series of technical improvements over the standard model. It is also the first Ferrari that was unveiled online, the first since it was shut down in Italy during the pandemic-induced lockdown of Maranello.
Outside, the Ferrari Portofino M was slightly redesigned over the Portofino standard. The changes are focused on the front end with a new “sporty and aggressive” design.
The Portofino M is also replacing the standard three-mode item by the complete five-point manettino driving mode switch of Pricier Ferraris. This means it is given a racing mode, which is supposed to enhance driver involvement in combination with Ferrari’s Dynamic Enhancer (which subtly controls the slides with the brakes).
Also, more advanced driver support systems (ADAS) and convenience features such as ventilated and hot seats have been made available in the form of the new option.
The power output of the 3.9-liter double-duty V8 gasoline engine at Portofino was increased from 600hp to 620hp. This was a real success. It was also accompanied by an adjustment to the future Euro 6d emission regulations (including a redesigned exhaust) to ensure that the sound does not affect the engine.
However, a new automatic 8-speed double-bonded gearbox to replace the old 7-speed unit is just as important.
The additional power and the 8-speed gearbox make slight improvements over time from 0-100 kph, between 3.5 and 3.45 seconds. There is an improvement of 1.0 seconds compared to the 0-200 kph time, down to 9.8 seconds. Since its launch back in September 2018, however, the Ferrari Portofino standard has been available in India. You can read our Ferrari Portofino review for the information on the driving situation.
Besides that, we have also reported exclusively that the price has been disclosed for the Ferrari in India and that sportscar bookings have begun. Also, Ferrari has started supplying the F8 Tributo to India.