Ferrari Portofino M Reviews

October 29th, 2020 by

Ferrari Portofino M with a skyline in the background
With Ferrari’s upgrade of the Portofino to Portofino M, there’s once again a litany of impressions pouring out of the most storied automotive news outlets. Unsurprisingly, reviews of the Portofino M have lots of praise for the model’s updates over the original. Keep reading to see what the experts have to say.

Car and Driver’s Portofino M Review

“The Portofino M is everything a Ferrari should be: sexy, powerful, and fast. Its twin-turbo V-8 churns out 612 horsepower — up from 591 in last year’s model — and it should hit 60 mph in the low-three-second range.” – Car and Driver

Car and Driver echoes the significant praise earned by the original Portofino while enumerating all the ways the M makes the supercar better than ever. The new interior amenities — such as available heated and ventilated front seats — and the new powertrain enhancements are all highlights of this Portofino M review. But, as with other evaluations of the new Portofino M, special emphasis is placed on the joy of driving as the vehicle accelerates. And there’s a lot of joy to be had in that regard, given that the Portofino M is capable of reaching 60 mph in 3.45 seconds, shaving .05 seconds off of the original Portofino’s impressive top speed.

Ferrari Portofino M parked near the Golden Gate Bridge

Top Speed’s Portofino M Review

“The ‘M’ badge starts to make sense when we look at the car’s performance sheet. The Portofino M retains the twin-turbo, 3.9-liter V-8 of the outgoing model, but Ferrari developed new cam profiles for increased valve lift and optimized combustion chamber filling. The result is an increase from 592 to 611 horsepower.” – Top Speed

Top Speed lavishes praise on the evolution of the vehicle’s powertrain in its Ferrari Portofino M review. Special attention is paid to the M’s new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox — which was originally developed for the SF90 Stradale — which offers longer gear ratios and a mechanical reverse gear, along with decreased fuel consumption. What makes this increased efficiency all the more impressive is that it offers more power than its predecessor. The new five-position manettino — with Wet, Comfort, Sport, ESP-Off, and Race Modes — is icing on the cake.

Motor Trend’s Portofino M Review

“On the styling front, the changes are subtle and evolutionary. There’s a new air vent mounted high on the front bumper to reduce drag. It also serves to match the design of the car’s side scallops. The grille slats are a new design, too, with contrasting faceted tips. And the tail is tucked, as well, since it doesn’t have to accommodate those rear silencers anymore. Additionally, the rear diffuser gets a new design that can be optioned in carbon fiber.” – Motor Trend

Using the article’s title to declare that “The ‘M’ Stands for ‘More,’” Motor Trend is very clear about the tone of its review of the Ferrari Portofino M from the start. And while this piece enumerates the many enhancements of the M over its predecessor, it pays special attention to the design changes and the overall effect they have. This review also references the removal of the rear silencers featured on the original Portofino — which, together with the revised exhaust system, make this Ferrari’s engine sound better than ever before.

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