Only three years have passed since Ferrari replaced the California Model T with the “Portofino” and the Big Tourer has already begun to modernize. And now, Ferrari has just launched its new flagship Portofino, which has brought important changes under the finely tuned Italian sheet metal. At the top of these updates is a newly developed eightspeed dualclutch automatic transmission.
It’s the first time a Ferrari convertible has used an eightspeed gearbox, and it has a 20 percent smaller clutch unit, and 35 percent more torque than the transmission it is replacing. It’s a move we should have witnessed bearing in mind, that the Roma’s coupe version of the Portofino uses the same DCT.
We can say the same about the 3.9liter twinturbo V8, which now produces an additional 20 horsepower in the Portofino M Modificata. The modified Cabrio produces 612 hp and 561 lbft of 760 Nm of torque.
Ferrari’s Portofino M needs 3.45 seconds to reach 62 mph (100 km / h) and accelerate from 0 to 124 mph (0200 km / h) in 9.8 seconds, before top speeds in excess of 199 mph. (320 km / hr).
The first Ferrari to be revealed exclusively online, the Portofino M comes with some visual changes to give the hardtop look a more aggressive, according to Profiles from Maranello.
Inside, there is a Manettino dial in five modes, including a new Race mode that “focuses primarily on increasing driving pleasure and pleasure behind the wheel.” To further enhance the GT’s nature, Ferrari introduces new optional features, including ventilated and heated seats along with a variety of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
The Portofino M model year will follow another Ferraripromised world debut. The model has not been revealed, but it could be an intense variant of the 812 Superfast since we recently saw a lot of spy shots with prototyping testing.