Ferrari Portofino first went to testsApril 20, 2020
California T’s successor is getting ready for mid-cycle upgrade.
Ferrari introduced the replacement for California T on September 12, 2017. Portofino made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show and brought a new name, more power and better performance than its predecessor. Looking ahead, the company from Maranello is still working on an updated version of the open-top V8 supercar.
The first time Portofino was caught by photo spies in Germany, it looks instantly recognizable during testing on public roads with a small amount of disguise. Camouflage covers only the front, where the model should get a revised bumper and, more importantly, new headlights that seem to be inspired by the new Ferrari Roma.
There is no camouflage at the back, which leads us to believe that the back of the Portofino will not be affected. Interestingly, this prototype suffered minor damage in the area of the license plate on the trunk lid, which probably indicates that it was in a mild accident.
It is reported that much more important changes are planned in the mechanical part of Portofino. It is believed that the updated version will receive power from the 3.9-liter Twin-Turbo V8 of the latest generation Ferrari, which will be modified in accordance with the latest European emission standards, mainly due to the addition of a diesel particulate filter. Power should be increased from today’s 591 horsepower to about 612 horsepower. In addition, the new 8-speed dual-clutch automatic will replace the 7-speed DCT of the current car.
Ferrari Portofino has been on the market for about 2.5 years, which means that we can see the model with facelift relatively soon. The debut at the end of the year or in the first half of 2021 sounds quite believable.
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