The Ferrari Portofino has been with us for nearly a year already, as a result we, the petrol head community have not seen too many tuned versions of Ferrari’s latest V8 GT car. However, that is all about to change because tuning company Loma has been showing off their latest project, which just happens to be a tuned version of the Ferrari Portofino.
Loma are a Monaco based tuning company, that are known worldwide for manufacturing/building custom wheels since 2009. However, Loma recently started offering a range of bodykits for a vast array of vehicles and their latest bodykit which was designed by Marius Dumitrascu is a perfect fit for the Ferrari Portofino and it gives the entry-level Ferrari an ultra sporty look without taking things over the top.
The new bodykit which is known as the “LP-740 2.0 widebody kit” adds a long list of new exterior enhancements, which include a new front apron, larger air intakes and a new front lip (available in a matte or high-gloss finish). However, the bodykit does not include a new radiator grille, so the original Ferrari piece is left untouched.
When viewed from the side, thanks to the new bodykit, the Ferrari Portofino now has a more muscular look. Loma has achieved this by adding new carbon fiber side skirts with integrated air shafts and a new set of 21-inch Loma GTC-SL superlight forged alloy wheels. The new Loma GTC-SL forged alloy wheels are available in two designs and have been wrapped in 255/30 ZR21 tires at the front and 305/25 ZR21 tires at the rear.
The new Loma 21-inch GTC-SL superlight forged alloy wheels are 20 percent lighter than the standard Ferrari wheels. However, if 21-inch wheels are not big enough for you, Loma also offer 22-inch forged alloy wheels for the rear axle. The LP-740 2.0 bodykit also includes a new performance suspension set-up, which sees the overall ride height of the Portofino get lowered by 30 mm (1.18-in) at the front and 25 mm (0.98 in) at the rear.
At the rear, the Loma LP-740 2.0 bodykit adds a new sculpted rear bumper with a redesigned, integrated rear diffuser. The new rear diffuser features larger fins, which adds to the already menacing look of the Ferrari Portofino. The new bodykit also adds a subtle deck lid spoiler and carbon fiber trim pieces that connect the rear lights and give the rear of the Portofino a similar look to that of the Ferrari 488 GTB and 488 Spider.
Loma has also tweaked the Portofino’s 3.9 litre, twin turbocharged V8 engine by adding a new high performance sports exhaust system and by modifying the engine’s software. As a result, the engine now delivers greater power and torque and it will propel the Portofino from 0-100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds and on to a maximum top speed of 342 km/h (212 mph), which is not just impressive but it also puts the Loma tuned Ferrari Portofino into hypercar territory.
Loma has started taking pre-orders for the LP-740 2.0 bodykit with deliveries expected to begin in early 2019. Pricing for the LP-740 2.0 bodykit starts at €17,490, which includes the aero kit and wheels. If you’ve always wanted a Ferrari 488 GTB but couldn’t quite afford one, don’t worry because the Loma LP-740 2.0 package will make you just as happy.