The Portofino M hardtop-convertible is one of the more restrained models in the Ferrari line-up, as much as it is comfortable riding on sunny days as it is at high-speed thrills. Our experience with front-engined Italian grand tourers proves that this car provides a luxurious and comfortable driving experience. The driving dynamics are smooth thanks to a very fluid ride and well-coordinated handling. His behavior around town is tame. But if you want to step up the fun, Portofino has you covered. It’s a twin-turbo V-8 pumping out 612 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque and working with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to propel its sleek sheet metal into the air with gusto. It even has a driving mode labeled “race”. We estimate that powerful power delivery is enough to push it to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. And of course, the Portofino boasts an eye-catching design and a handsome interior in rich leather. It even hints at practicality with the tiny rear seats. But not too much practicality. After all, this is a Ferrari.
What’s New for 2023?
Ferrari hasn’t made any changes to the Portofino M convertible hard-top for the 2023 model year.
Price and Which One to Buy
In a world where some high-end brands—cough, Porsches—Boasting a very long list of add-ons, Ferrari makes life easier by limiting your options. We’ll define ours with optional front seats equipped with ventilation and heating, and we’ll also be adding advanced driver technology, which includes adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam, and more. Ferrari offers aluminum footrests and a passenger display, but we don’t see much need for them. Beyond those few choices, all that’s left is choosing the body color, interior, brake calipers, gauges, and exhaust pipes and wheel design.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
A Ferrari is defined by its engine as well as its style, and the twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8 hiding under the Portofino’s elongated hood is particularly good. The engine sends 612 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. But a claimed top speed of “just over 199 mph” and a zero-to-60 mph time we estimate to be 3.1 seconds aren’t the most impressive; it’s the unmistakable timbre that emanates from the exhaust tip as the Portofino tach needle charges towards the engine’s 7500 rpm red line. That Our Portofino M drove in the Florida Keys flaunts the convertible’s comfortable ride and outstanding body control thanks to its finely tuned adaptive dampers. While the electrically assisted steering provides satisfying feedback, the setup isn’t nearly as exciting Porsches provide the sports car. Each Portofino is also equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes which ensure this burly GT can be quickly hauled to a stop.
Real World Fuel and MPG Savings
The 2023 Portofino M is rated at 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Both figures fall far short of V-8 powered rivals such as the Bentley Continental GT (16/26 mpg city/highway) and AstonMartin DB11(18/24 mpg city/highway). Because we haven’t tested the Portofino or any of those alternatives on our fuel-efficient 75 mph route, which is part of the our extensive testing regimen, we can’t say how efficient they are in the real world. For more information on the Portofino’s fuel economy, visit EPA website.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
Inside, Portofino delights the eye with extraordinary design and extraordinary materials. Its varied surfaces are stitched together with handsome leather, and the 18-way power-adjustable front seat is molded to provide comfort and support. The bucket can also be equipped with a ventilation and neck warmer function. Neat. There’s a handy wind deflector that helps keep the cabin cool at speeds when the top is dropped too. With a pair of small bucket seats behind the front passenger, the Ferrari convertible can technically carry up to four people. However, we don’t recommend anyone spending time there; use the space for your gym bag. A handy tray sits at the front of the center console for storing small items, and there’s even a spot to store drinks nearby. With refills, there’s enough room to fit golf clubs in the Portofino trunk. With the top down, it’s a challenge to store more than just a briefcase inside.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The infotainment system on a Ferrari is like the spare tire on a Buick: it’s nice to have when you need it, but not something anyone would ask. Even so, the Portofino includes a 10.2-inch touch screen mounted in the center of the dashboard. We found the unit to be responsive during our limited exposure, and an optional touchscreen facing the front passenger lets them view performance data and even operate the car’s navigation system.
Safety and Driver Assistance Features
Sultry Italian convertible offering driver assistance technology, but nothing is standard. For more information on the results of the Portofino crash test, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website. Key safety features include:
- Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection is available
- Blind spot monitoring is available
- Adaptive cruise control is available
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Ferrari’s warranty coverage is in line with other high-end automakers such as Lamborghinis. It also offers 15 years of extended coverage for extra coins. Ferrari also offers a top-notch free maintenance program, with seven years of coverage regardless of mileage.
- The limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- The powertrain warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- Free maintenance is covered for seven years and unlimited miles
Ferrari Portofino M 2021
Vehicle Type: front engine, rear wheel drive, 4 passengers, 2 door convertible
DOHC 32valve V-8 twin-turbocharged and intercooled, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 235 inches33855 cm3
Power: 612 hp @ 7500 rpm
Torque: 561 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed dual-clutch automatic
Wheelbase: 105.1 in
Length: 180.9 inches
Width: 76.3 inches
Height: 51.9 inches
Trunk Volume: 10 ft3
bridle weight (CD estimate): £3900
SHOW (CD EST)
60 mph: 3.1 seconds
100 mph: 6.8 seconds
1/4-Mile: 10.9 sec
Top Speed: 199 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMICS (EST MFR)
Combined/City/Highway: 19/16/23 mpg
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