Ferrari test updated Portofino convertible coupeOctober 19, 2019
The Italian novelty can be shown on November 13 as part of a special event that will be held in Rome (Italy). Among other things, the new version of the sports coupe-convertible can get a completely new plug-in hybrid engine.
At the disposal of our publication was a video on which a test prototype of the updated Ferrari Portofino was captured. For those who are not in the know – Ferrari Portofino is a grand touring (GT) class car that has a hardtop that can be automatically folded in or out at any time – hardtops are located at the rear of the car. In other words, this is a coupe convertible.
The test prototype is covered with fairly dense camouflage, including special panels that distort the real shape of the body of the novelty. Detailed information about the car is still not available, but still we know something.
The captured car, in fact, is a Portofino model with a taut roof, the wheelbase of which is somewhat shorter than the current version of the model. Rumor has it that a new version of a sports car may lose its almost useless 2 + 2 seat layout.
In the current version of the Ferrari Portofino, under the hood is a 3.9-liter twin-turbo power plant, which is designed for a maximum of 600 horsepower (760 Nm). As a transmission, a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox is proposed. There is speculation that buyers of the updated Ferrari Portofino will also be able to order a completely new plug-in hybrid V6 Ferrari engine.
It is reported that the official presentation of the Italian news may take place on 13 or 14 November this year at a special event in Rome, Italy.
Not so long ago, we wrote that an unusual prototype Ferrari SF90 Stradale was noticed on the race track. Sales of the new Italian supercar will start next year, but so far, the brand’s engineers are conducting some refinement tests of their hybrid novelty. There is also the possibility that a more productive version of the machine awaits us.
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