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Ferrari Portofino M arrives with extra power, 8-speed DCT - Motor Authority

Ferrari Portofino M arrives with extra power, 8-speed DCT - Motor Authority
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It goes by the name Portofino M, with the “M” designation typically used by Ferrari internally to refer to its updated models.

As a result, the Portofino M boasts a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 with 612 horsepower, up from the Portofino s 592 hp. The Portofino M also has an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, versus the 7-speed of the Portofino.

Another key upgrade is an enhanced drive mode selector which adds the new option of Race. The others include Wet, Comfort, Sport and ESC-Off (stability and traction control are either minimized or switched off).

With the extra power and extra ratio of the transmission, the Portofino M s performance over the Portofino is improved but only slightly. The 0-62 mph time is a claimed 3.45 seconds (down from 3.5 seconds) and the top speed, just as with the Portofino, is claimed to be in excess of 199 mph. What s perhaps most impressive is the improvement in acceleration from 0-124 mph, with the Portofino M quoted at taking 9.8 seconds, or about a second less than the Portofino.

Ferrari Portofino M

The new transmission also helps to improve efficiency, not that most owners will care. The car s gas mileage has already , coming in at 16 mpg city, 23 highway and 19 mpg combined, with combined and highway figures both 1 mpg higher than the Portofino.

And finally, Ferrari has added some new electronic driver-assist features to the Portofino M s list of options. Among these are adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go function, collision warning, blind spot and lane departure warning, and a surround-view camera.

Pricing for the United States hasn t been announced but the Portofino M will likely start close to the Portofino s $215,000 base sticker.
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