In 2019, the Portofino-based Roma Coupe made its debut to the delight of many car lovers around the world. We actually anticipated the Italian automaker to offer more power on its convertible variant since we have seen many upgrades done on the fixed-top model.
Interestingly, the new 2021 Ferrari Portofino M will enjoy the new power output of 612 horsepower from its powertrain, coupled with exciting changes on its outside and cabin looks. Part of the styling tweaks done on its exterior include new air vent at the wheel arch height for drag reduction and also a new front bumper with massive air intakes, which promises more fierce look. The grille found on this Portofino M will now feature latest aluminum slats with contrasting faceted tips.
A look at the rear of the convertible unveils a new exhaust system with a surprising absence of the silencer assembler, promising a more compact tail. The company has made the bumper at the back sculptural and streamlined now. By implication, the styling tweak at the rear blends excellently with the bumper at the front, promising more aesthetically pleasing design.
When you observe the Ferrari Portofino M convertible from its side, the only way we could differentiate it from its predecessor is the presence of front wheel arch air vents and specially made diamond-finish wheels.
On the inside, the 2021 Ferrari Portofino M comes with more discreet update from the iconic carmaker. So, do not expect to see the type of dashboard on Roma on this new convertible model. We now have updated materials as well as new colour combinations. Other than these, it still shares similar design approach like the outgoing variant.
The newly face-lifted Ferrari Convertible is powered by a Twin-turbocharged V8 3.9-liter engine with 612 horsepower and 560 pound feet of torque. This means the car maker has added an extra 20 horsepower but features similar torque with the Roma fixed-top. The engine is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with newly added 5-position Manettino with new mode dubbed the Race mode.
The 2021 Portofino M offers a well-enhanced 6-generation Side Slip Control (SSC) vehicle dynamics system for better road handling. This new system will now integrate the SCM-E Frs, F1-TCS, E-Diff magnetorheological dampers and Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer control systems.
The Italian manufacturer also revealed some features which will be optional such as ventilated and heated seats and upgraded range of advanced driver assistance systems.