The Ferrari Portofino, introduced as a replacement for the California T, is the Italian brand’s entry-level model. The sales figures reflect its popularity, which may explain why it is also popular among aftermarket companies. Mansory, a German aftermarket company, has been keeping itself quite busy in recent months with a slew of tuning projects. The Portofino is their third customized Ferrari this year, following crazy makeovers for the F8 Tributo and 812 GTS, both of which were introduced earlier this year.
Mansory, which not only tuned the Portofino’s engine but also added forged carbon all over the car, most notably on the retractable hard-top roof. The front apron and hood air vents, as well as the side skirts and mirror caps, are made of forged carbon. This theme extends to the pillars and door handles, as well as the lid spoiler and apron at the back.
The new wheels with a yellow rim edge and calipers to match the body color look terrific. These new shoes are 21 inches wide in the front and 22 inches wide in the back. The wheels are outfitted with high-performance low-profile tires that measure 245/30 in the front and 305/25 in the back.
The centerpiece of this alteration is the fully motorized retractable hardtop constructed entirely of forged carbon.
Under the hood of the basic Portofino is a twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 engine that produces 591 horses and 560 lb-ft (760 Nm). Mansory has pushed these numbers to the next level with a “complete rebuild of the engine control system and the exhaust system.” It now produces 720 horsepower and 656 lb-ft (890 Nm), outperforming the current Portofino M. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h) now takes three seconds flat, with a max speed of 208 mph (334 km/h).
The whole interior has been refinished in black leather with yellow contrast stitching to connect with the vibrantly painted outside. Except for black warning lights control and the three gearbox buttons, which are completed in the colors of the Italian flag, all buttons and switches are finished in yellow. Also, the steering wheel has been wrapped with sports leather and carbon fiber, floor mats with yellow inlays, and Mansory emblem stitched throughout.
The cost of this project has not been disclosed, although it is expected to be in the $300,000 range. The basic Portofino starts at $215,000 in the United States, while its successor, the Portofino M, starts at $226,000.Source: Mansory