Ferrari’s evolved 2+ GT spider model, the Portofino M, is the first Ferrari to be presented in the wake of the company’s temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is therefore a symbol of a ‘voyage of rediscovery’ in a way, in constant pursuit of innovation.
The ‘M’ in its designation refers to ‘Modificata’, which at Ferrari refers to cars that have undergone an evolution that has significantly boosted their performance. In the case of the Portofino M, the most notable aspect is its redesigned powertrain with a brand-new 8-speed gearbox. There is also the 5-position Manettino that includes a Race mode, an absolute first for a Maranello GT spider.
Uprated engine with new gearbox
The Portofino M’s 3855 cc engine belongs to the V8 turbo family voted ‘International Engine of the Year’ on 4 consecutive occasions (2016-2019). The power unit can generate up to about 620 ps at 7,500 rpm,