Ferrari Portofino convertible has been updated and become more powerful

Ferrari Portofino convertible has been updated and become more powerful

September 16, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The return of the “turbo-eight” convertible increased by 20 forces

During an online event, Ferrari unveiled the Portofino M convertible – an updated version of the Portofino, which received a fresh design, an increase in power and an M prefix to the name.

The letter M, which appeared in the name of the two-door, means Modificata, or “changed”: this is how the company characterizes models that have undergone evolutionary changes that have significantly improved their characteristics.

The main technical update lies in the 3.9-liter V8 turbo engine, which has been increased by 20 horsepower compared to its predecessor and is now 620 horsepower. The exhaust system was equipped with a particulate filter, bringing the car into compliance with the Euro-6 environmental standard.

The transmission was also updated: to replace the seven-speed “robot” Portofino came eight-speed with two clutches in an oil bath and a mechanical reverse gear. The acceleration time of the convertible from zero to the first 100 km/h with the update has decreased from 3.5 to 3.45 seconds, and the Portofino M spends 9.8 seconds to accelerate to 200 kilometers per hour. The maximum speed has remained unchanged at 320 kilometers per hour.

The equipment includes the Variable Boost Management system, which regulates the transmission of torque in accordance with the selected gear, as well as the Side Slip Control function, which helps to level the car when sliding. In addition, the brake pedal is now more responsive to pressing.

The exterior of the convertible has been retouched to reflect the increased power: the model features a new front end with a more aggressive bumper, large air intakes of a different shape and aluminum radiator grille slats. The rear bumper has become more streamlined and visually separated from the diffuser. The wheel spokes are sharpened and diamond-cut.

The cabin features a dashboard with an aluminum insert, a dashboard with two split screens and a horizontally oriented 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

There is also a separate seven-inch touchscreen for the front passenger that allows you to control some of the car’s functions, three-level ventilation and seat heating. Adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, emergency braking system, blind spot monitoring, automatic high beam and other systems are available from the driver assistants.

Last week, a mysterious Ferrari hybrid car covered in dense camouflage was filmed during road tests. Probably, the prototype of the successor to the Ferrari F8 Tributo, equipped with a hybrid power plant based on a gasoline V6, got into the lens of photo spies.