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2021 Ferrari Portofino by Mansory

Mansory has equipped forged carbon all around and has given the Portofino heavy performance upgrades

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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?

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The Mansory Portofino Features Forged Carbon Components All-Around

2021 Ferrari Portofino by Mansory Exterior
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It comes with one-piece, ultra-light forged wheels; 21 inches at the front and 22 inches at the back
The high-performance low-profile tires measure 245/30 at the front and 305/25 at back
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.

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This is the third Ferrari from Mansory already this year, and two more will be coming - the Roma and the SF90

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

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The V-8 engine churns out 720 horses and 656 pound-feet of torque; almost 100 each more than the standard Portofino M
It takes three seconds from 0-62 mph and has a top speed of 208 mph

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

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The cabin is finished in black leather with yellow contrast stitching
Even the buttons, switches, and some trims are finished in yellow

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.

Final Thoughts

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Given the Portofino will be priced around $245,000, we expect this Mansory version to cost around $350,000

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.

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All good things come in threes - under this motto MANSORY presents with the complete vehicle conversion of the Ferrari Portofino already its third vehicle from Maranello in 2021 and another automotive jewel for all friends of open-top driving.

While the use of high-quality carbon add-on parts manufactured with the highest level of craftsmanship is a core competence of all MANSORY conversions, the current conversion of the Ferrari Portofino impresses with a further visual and technical highlight: the fully electric "retractable hardtop" (RHT), which for the first time is manufactured completely in dark forged carbon.

Of course, the standard functions of the roof - especially opening and closing while driving - remain untouched, so that driving with the roof open can be enjoyed as often and extensively as possible.

Otherwise, further numerous lightweight body components made of dark Forged Carbon characterise the dynamic exterior of the Portofino from MANSORY: The front apron, the side flaps, all air outlets in the bonnet and on the sides of the wings, the side skirts, the rear apron and the discreet rear spoiler on the tailgate - they are all made of this noble, ultra-light material and offer the eye of the beholder many visual attractions and at the same time also meet their technical requirements in the best possible way.

But it is not only the appearance of the Portofino that has been refined with great attention to detail. On the engine side too, the MANSORY engineers have successfully lent a hand in their usual manner and thanks to their great experience.

After a comprehensive rework of the engine management system and the exhaust system, the V8 engine now develops a powerful 720 hp instead of the standard 620 hp, and at the same time delivers an equally impressive 890 Nm (standard: 760 Nm) to the crankshaft. The resulting performance is 334 km/h and the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is completed in a quick 3.0s (standard: 320 km/h and 3.45s).

In order to be able to bring the significantly increased power of the engine safely on the road, the drivetrain delivers the best possible performance with adapted suspension components and a modified wheel/tyre combination with rims of the type "YT.5".

These one-piece ultra-light forged rims in the dimensions 9x21 and 11.5x22 - with a surrounding yellow rim edge - are used as a wheel/tyre combination with high-performance tyres in the sizes 245/330 21 (VA) and 305/25 22 (HA). This rim type "YT.5" - used for the first time on the F8XX - is new in the MANSORY programme and will be available successively for all Ferrari models in the course of this year.

As is usual for every MANSORY conversion - highly appreciated by customers worldwide and an essential part of all complete conversions - the interior of this conversion is not left untouched and subjected to a very extensive refinement.

The entire interior is completely done with the finest smooth leather in black. Corresponding to the exterior paintwork - at the same time elegantly and tastefully accentuating the black leather - all the seams and almost all the interior control buttons are finished in yellow. Only the three buttons on the control unit of the dual-clutch gearbox are given their own colours: Green, white and red - the colours of the Italian Republic and the national flag of Italy. Once again, the interior specialists at MANSORY have succeeded in perfectly combining a sporty atmosphere with high functionality, comfort and design. A MANSORY sports leather steering wheel, MANSORY floor mats edged in yellow and several, precisely embroidered MANSORY logos elegantly round off the fully comprehensive refinement in the interior.

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