Three years in the past, Ferrari changed the California T with the Portofino, a 2+2 open-top GT with a entrance mid-engine and rear-wheel drive format, and now it appears pure that this mannequin will obtain a mid-life cycle refresh.
The facelifted iteration ought to deliver the same old revised entrance and rear ends, however the prototype noticed testing not too long ago had neither, save for what appears to be a brand new diffuser, regardless of the vinyl stickers overlaying the entire exterior. So, what are we ?
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One chance might be the rumored more powerful version of the Portofino, understood so as to add 20 HP to the 592 HP 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8, which might make it as powerful as the Roma. An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission additionally seems to be on the playing cards, with an additional gear over the present Portofino, and moreover being a tad sooner, it’ll allegedly be extra environment friendly too, returning 16/23/19 mpg (14.7/10.2/12.four l/100 km) in metropolis/freeway/mixed.
The second, and most definitely, chance is that this an early take a look at mule for the up to date Portofino that has but to obtain the brand new bumpers and lighting models, alongside different attainable upgrades.
In any case, we must always discover out in just a few months what the Prancing Horse has in store for the Portofino. Within the meantime, the present mannequin has 592 HP (600 PS / 441 kW) at 7,500 rpm and 561 lb-ft (760 Nm) of torque from 3,000 to five,250 rpm. It sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in simply 3.5 seconds, to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 10.eight seconds and hits a prime velocity in extra of 199 mph (320 km/h).