Ferrari Boosts Its Portofino Spyder To 611HP With The Modified ‘M’ Platform

Sep 17, 2020

Category: Rides

The Ferrari Portofino has served under the Prancing Horse emblem for some time, and during its tenure, it’s become one of the automaker’s premier open-top tourers. To keep it in-line with the recently updated Roma, the brand has decided to gift the vehicle with a more capable drive system, an upgraded turbocharger, and an enthusiast-oriented eight-speed transmission.

To set it apart from the original Portofino, Ferrari’s newest model has adopted the “M” (or “modified”) demarcation. As such, the car has been boosted from 591 to 611 horsepower, courtesy of its upgraded turbo system. Instead of replacing the already-capable 3.9-liter V8 engine with something more robust, Ferrari opted for an easier fix. A new speed sensor allows the car’s turbos to spool up faster, helping it to catapult from 0 to 62 miles-per-hour in just 3.45 seconds, while an improved dual-clutch transmission provides even more accuracy throughout the curve. To compensate for the Portofino M’s jump in power, Ferarri’s latest-generation chassis control system has been updated with a bespoke “Race” mode, allowing it to take on a more aggressive, track-savvy demeanor through adjustments to the M’s engine mapping, suspension, and traction control. Look for the tourer to release in 2021 for an estimated price of $244,715.

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