Mansory has equipped forged carbon all around and has given the Portofino heavy performance upgradesby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 05:30
Ferrari unveiled the Portofino at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. Launched as a successor to the California T, the Portofino sits at the bottom of the company’s hierarchy. Being the entry-level model, it is one of the most important products for the Italian automaker. The sales numbers reflect its popularity, and that is perhaps why it is quite a hit amongst aftermarket companies, too.
German aftermarket company, Mansory, has come up with its unique take on the Ferrari Portofino. Surprisingly, it isn’t as wild asother Mansory builds we’ve seen so far. The forged carbon elements along with the yellow and black theme make this Italian car with a German twist look sweeeeet. And, did I mention it now makes over 700 horses and takes just three seconds to sprint to 62 mph?
2021 Ferrari Portofino by Mansory
Horsepower @ RPM:720
Torque @ RPM:656
0-60 time:2.9 sec. (Est.)
Top Speed:208 mph
The Mansory Portofino Features Forged Carbon Components All-Around
This Mansory build is exactly what the Portofino needed. Not that this grand-tourer is bad in any way, but being an entry-level model, it sure lacked the oomph that its siblings have.
The company released a coupe version based on it called the Roma and even a slightly zingier Modificata version for the 2021 model year which will replace the standard Portofino, but they still look tamed and subtle. This Mansory build changes that.
The aftermarket company has equipped the Portofino with numerous lightweight forged carbon components on the outside. Up front, the stock apron and air outlets on the hood are swapped in favor of the forged carbon panels. On the side, the flaps and the skirts receive the same treatment. And, at the back, it’s the apron and spoiler that are converted to forged carbon components.
A Mansory build cannot be finished without wheel swaps.
For this Portofino, the company has installed one-piece, ultra-light forged wheels measuring 21 inches up front and 22 inches at the back.
The sweet yellow rim line and the yellow calipers look fantastic on these black wheels. They come wrapped in high-performance low-profile tires that measure 245/30 and 305/25 at the front and back, respectively.
As Mansory itself admits, the highlight of this conversion is the fully electric retractable hardtop that is completely made of forged carbon. Seems unlikely, but we wonder if there will be a slight difference in the 15-second stowing time it takes in the standard model.
The Mansory Portofino Receives Performance Upgrades, Too
The Portofino comes with a 3.9-liter, V-8 engine under the hood. In the stock form, it makes 592 horses and 561 pound-feet of twist.The Portofino M came with slightly improved specs, dishing out 611 horses while the torque remained the same. Mansory has taken these figures to the next level, courtesy of a “comprehensive rework of the engine management system and the exhaust system”.
The Mansory Portofino churns out 720 horses and 656 pound-feet of twist. This is an increase of 109 horses and 95 pound-feet of twist.
The performance figures also see a big improvement, with the supercar now taking just three seconds to sprint to 62 mph from rest as opposed to the standard car’s 3.5-second time. The top speed is rated at 208 mph, up from the stock model’s 199 mph. Shaving off five-tenth of a second on a Ferrari is no joke.
The suspension components had to be tweaked, too, to handle the enhanced performance specs safely. But, there’s no word if there are any changes made to the transmission. Ferrari had equipped the Portofino with a new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic instead of carrying over the California T’s seven-speed transmission. It features longer gear ratios when compared to the SF90 Stradale’s ratios, but is smaller in size and more efficient.
It Is Quite Plush On The Inside
Companies that undertake high-end conversions generally leave the interior untouched and customize it as per the client’s needs. But, Mansory has made quite a few changes to the cabin. Complementing the exterior yellow and black theme, the interior comes with similar touches all around.
The complete interior is redone in black leather with yellow contrast stitching. Even the buttons and switches are finished in yellow, except for the three on the control unit of the gear console that are finished in the colors of the Italian flag. Apart from this, the Portofino comes with a Mansory sports leather steering wheel, floor mats with yellow inserts, and Mansory logo embroidered all around the cabin to make sure you don’t forget at any second that this is a Mansory build.
We’re barely five months into this year and this is already Mansory’s third Ferrari for 2021. There are two more coming this year – the Roma and the SF90. The price of this build isn’t announced, but expect it to cost in the ballpark of $350,000. In the U.S., the standard Portofino starts at around $225,000, while its replacement, the Portofino M will start at around $245,000.