7 Aug 2018
In February of 2018, Ferrari added the Portofino hardtop convertible to its range of sportscars.
Under the bonnet of the Portofino was a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that produced an output of 441kW at 7500rpm and 760Nm from 3000-5250rpm.
That translates to a 29kW/5Nm boost over the California T from which it borrowed its heart.
Increases to the outputs were due to changes including an all-new exhaust system, electronically controlled bypass valves, variable-displacement oil pump, new intercooler and Ferrari’s Variable Boost management software, which adjusts torque delivery to suit the gear selected and thus allowing for different torque curves through the rev range and taller ratios on high gears.
The increase in output helped shave 0.1 seconds off the zero to 100km/h sprint, which took just 3.5s, while reaching 200km/h took 10.8s. Top speed was pegged at 320km/h.