The Ferrari Portofino M, which bears the Modified ‘M’ in its name, is the evolution of the Ferrari Portofino, is full of technical and design innovations, among which the eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox and the five-position Manettino stand out, an absolute novelty for the Maranello-based open Gran Turismo. On board the Ferrari Portofino M, every journey is a (re) discovery.
As for the engine, a V8, still twin-turbo, but now capable of 620 hp (20 more than before) and combined with the new eight-speed double-clutch robotic gearbox, one more than the “old” Portofino.
The transmission, recently introduced with the Ferrari coupé Roma, has smaller clutch dimensions than the previous seven-speed unit, yet gear changes are faster and significantly improves efficiency, consumption and emissions drop
and the accelerations also improve: previously, for the Portofino a “0-200” in 10 ”8 was declared while the M lowers the figure by one second. To comply with the Euro 6D emissions regulations, the Ferrari Portofino M is also equipped with the particulate filter, but “the men of the Cavallino” have done their utmost to keep the engine sound like a Red.
The eight-cylinder of the Ferrari Portofino M has a vigorous sound already at the lowest revs, and shows an exhilarating sound crescendo if you let it “run” at full speed towards the red line at 7500 rpm.
Few innovations in the cockpit: unlike the Roma and the SF90 Stradale, the Portofino M maintains a classic setting with the analog rev counter in the center of the dashboard and a large 10 ”25 touchscreen display equipped (for a fee) with connections to smartphones via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With many physical rather than tactile controls, which is good for the convenience of use.
Classic, analogue tachometer is much more fascinating, it will also be small things, but this is enough to make me prefer the Portofino M rather than the Coupè Roma.
Among the accessories available to the driver and front passenger, we have ventilated and heated seats, a camera with a 360-degree view and all the latest driving aids.
Adaptive cruise control is available, which can slow the car to a stop, automatic emergency braking, blind spot control for rear viewers, lane keeping system, road sign recognition and reverse signaling of moving obstacles.
The price of the Ferrari Portofino starts from 206 thousand euros (206.000 EUR).