Starting at € 206,000 (£ 188,000), the Portofino M is just under £ 24,000 more expensive than the standard Portofino. Deliveries are expected to start in mid-2021.
On the outside, the new model has been slightly redesigned compared to the standard Portofino. The changes focus on the front, with a new bumper design for a “sportier and more aggressive” look.
The powertrain tops billing for technical changes to the rival Aston Martin DB11 Volante. In addition to installing a particulate filter to meet future Euro 6d emissions regulations and associated engineering (including a redesigned exhaust) to ensure this does not affect engine noise, the double turbocharger of the Portofino 3.9 liters The V8 went from 592 hp to 612 hp.
A new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox replaces the old seven-speed unit.
The first eight-speed in a Ferrari sunroof, the gearbox has a 20% smaller clutch module and can deliver 35% more torque than the old unit, although the output torque itself is identical. The extra power and eighth gear mean a very slight improvement in the car’s 0-62mph time, from 3.5 seconds to 3.45 seconds. There is a more substantial improvement of 1.0sec over the 0-124mph time, up to 9.8sec.
The Portofino M also incorporates the more expensive Ferrari’s full five-position manettino drive-mode switch, replacing the three-mode element of the standard model. That means it gets a Race Mode which, in combination with Ferrari’s Dynamic Enhancer (which subtly uses the brakes to keep slips under control), is supposed to boost driver engagement.