The Ferrari Portofino is a rear-wheel drive front-engined grand tourer convertible with 2 doors & 2+2 seats, producing 592 BHP, the twin turbocharged 3.9 litre V8 will do 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds and keep going until 198mph, so not too shabby. However Mansory, the luxury car modification firm based in Brand, Germany have just upped the ante a little with their latest conversion.
Mansory presents 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 9×21 and 11.5×22 – 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.