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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.
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.
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 — unlike competing models. And whether you live in Milwaukee or Indianapolis, 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 Ferrari today to get started!
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