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Ferrari Portofino M: A Voyage of Rediscovery
 
Ferrari Portofino M: A Voyage of Rediscovery
The latest evolution of the Prancing Horse GT 2+ Spider unveiled
 
The Portofino M bursts with innovations that boost its extreme 
versatility and the pleasure of en plein air driving 
 
New technical content includes a 620 cv V8 turbo, 5-position 
Manettino with Race mode, and a new 8-speed gearbox 
 
 
United Arab Emirates,  September 17, 2020:  The Ferrari Portofino M, the evolution of the Prancing Horse’s 2+ GT spider, the Ferrari Portofino, was unveiled today. In a move unprecedented in the Maranello marque’s 70-year-plus history, the new car’s premiere took place entirely online. The build-up to the unveiling included the sending out of a series of newsletters to clients over recent weeks at the end of which they were given access to a platform containing exclusive videos illustrating the concept behind the car, its restyling and main technical content. 
 
Significantly, the Portofino M is the first Ferrari to be presented in the wake of the company’s temporary closure due to the Covid-19 crisis, making it the symbol of a voyage of rediscovery. It is the (re)starting point for Prancing Horse’s pursuit of innovation whilst fully respecting its heritage, passion and constant search for perfection. All of these values are reflected in the new Portofino M with the ‘M’ in its moniker standing for ‘Modificata’, which in Ferrari nomenclature refers to cars that have undergone an evolution that has boosted their performance. 
 
There is no shortage of technical innovation in this stunning new evolution of the Ferrari Portofino, the most notable being its redesigned powertrain, a brand-new eight-speed gearbox and a five-position Manettino that includes a Race mode, an absolute first for a Maranello GT spider. As a consequence of these and many other new features, the Portofino M guarantees a completely unprecedented combination of authentic GT performance, driving pleasure, agility and exceptional versatility in everyday driving contexts. 
 
In terms of its powertrain, the Portofino M’s 3855 cc engine, which belongs to the V8 turbo family 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, in fact, 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 most certainly the introduction of the five-position Manettino, an absolute first for a Prancing Horse GT spider. The aim being, of course, 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, said 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. 
 
This latest design and engineering masterpiece from the Prancing Horse is the perfect evolution of the Ferrari Portofino. Sportier in character than its predecessor, it also 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 thus retains its predecessor’s twin soul and is the only car on the market that can rightfully be described as an authentic coupé with its top closed and a genuine spider when it is open. This is thanks, of course, to the Retractable Hard Top (RHT), the signature feature of all the Prancing Horse’s convertibles. 
 
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.
 
The images, official video and full press release for the Ferrari Portofino M can all be downloaded from the Ferrari media site: www.media.ferrari.com 
 
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 


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Posted on : Thursday, September 17, 2020  10:47:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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