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Entry-Level Ferrari Portofino Redefines Entry-Level Supercars

Portofino gets Updated Engine, Suspension, and New Cabin

Making the Portofino a true Ferrari, engineers in Maranello sourced some of the most advanced tech from the higher-end models and adapted it. For starters, the 3.9-liter bi-turbo V8 with 39 hp and 3 lb-ft of torque more clearly gave the Portofino an edge compared to a few cars, actually – from the R8 V10 to 570S. In order to improve power, Ferrari included new connecting rods, pistons, and a new intake system.

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To manage the power, the car received the Variable Boost Management system. This thing actually limits the amount of torque available for distribution in the lower gears. In return, the tires have more traction off the line, providing better acceleration. When up to speed, the system lets loose all 560 lb.-ft. of torque to the rear wheels.

The interior has been upgraded as well. It looks more advanced than before and features a more modern 10.2-inch display. Ferrari even provided a special wind deflector, new, a completely redesigned air-conditioning system and a lot of style, obviously.

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