Ferrari Portofino vs. Ferrari Portofino M

Ferrari Portofino vs. Ferrari Portofino M

Portofino

Portofino M
3.9L V8 Twin Turbo

Engine

3.9L V8 Twin Turbo
7-Speed Dual-Clutch

Transmission

8-Speed Dual-Clutch
591 hp

Horsepower

612 hp
561 lb-ft

Torque

561 lb-ft
200 mph

Top Speed

200 mph
3.5 seconds

0 - 62 MPH Time

3.45 seconds

The Ferrari Portofino offers world-class performance in a sporty grand touring 2+2 package — it’s no wonder it’s named after one of the most beautiful towns on the Italian Riviera! Ferrari, however, decided to take an incredible vehicle and make it even better with the new Portofino M. And when you compare the Ferrari Portofino vs. Portofino M, it becomes clear that, even though the M officially stands for Modificata (Modified), it may as well stand for “More of a good thing” — and that’s not just because of its resculpted front air vents and redesigned rear diffuser.


Powertrain Differences

Under the hood, the Portofino M gives you more than the Portofino, pushing the lines just that little bit further. While both share a top speed of 200 mph, the M offers 612 hp (an improvement over the Portofino’s 591 hp), which also translates to slightly faster acceleration: the original Portofino jumps from a standstill to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, while the M achieves that speed in 3.45 seconds. The extra horsepower comes thanks in part to a higher limit on the turbocharger’s maximum revs and new cam profiles.

The improvements in the Portofino M over the Portofino are about more than a few extra horsepower, though. Not only does the M’s dual-clutch automatic transmission get an additional gear, but it also features variable boost management to match torque output to the selected gear, and in turn limits maximum torque to the top two gears. This is just the latest example of Ferrari’s smart engineering making the driving experience that much better.

Ferrari Portofino M parked near the Golden Gate Bridge

Interior and Technology Differences

  • The Portofino M has the iconic manettino dial, which coordinates the vehicle’s various systems — including the Side Slip Control System, electronic differential, and stability controls — to optimize for the selected setting. While the standard Portofino’s manettino features Comfort, Sport, Wet, and ESC-Off settings, the Portofino M adds a new “Race” mode that, according to Ferrari, “maximizes driving pleasure.
  • The M’s brake pedal has less travel than the Portofino’s, which makes it easier to modulate.
  • The Portofino M is also newly available with heated and ventilated front seats.
  • Both the Portofino and Portofino M feature a 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen display system.
Ferrari Portofino M front seats

Portofino or Portofino M? Decide With Continental AutoSports

If you take the time to compare the Portofino vs. Portofino M, it rapidly becomes clear that buying either Ferrari will be a dream come true. And whether you live in Indianapolis or St. Louis, we can help, because we regularly help enthusiasts throughout the United States find the Prancing Horse of their dreams from our Ferrari dealership in the Chicago area. Contact Continental AutoSports today to get started!


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