The Ferrari Portofino Is Getting A New Face

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It's time for the Ferrari Portofino to get a mid-cycle update.

The Ferrari Portofino debuted in 2017 as a new entry-level convertible GT to replace the California T. Three years later, the time has come for the Portofino to receive a refresh. For the first time, our spies have caught Ferrari testing a prototype of the updated entry-level supercar on the streets of Maranello, Italy. While the prototype is fully camouflaged, it's not hard to spot some of the new design details.

At the front, the bumper appears to be redesigned, and it looks like the design of the headlights has been tweaked. Bigger changes can be found at the back, as the prototype sports a new rear bumper and a more pronounced diffuser between the exhaust pipes.

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Overall, the rear design looks cleaner than the current model, and the parking sensors have been repositioned higher up between the rear lights and the exhaust pipes.

We don't have any photos to share of the cabin yet, but the interior could get some changes inspired by the Ferrari Roma such as a redesigned gauge cluster and a new dual-screen setup. Under the hood, the current Ferrari Portofino is powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing 591 horsepower and 561 lb-ft, which will propel the drop-top supercar from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 198 mph.

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Power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. However, reports suggest the powertrain will be upgraded with the revamped 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 gasoline engine that powers the Roma. In the Roma, this unit generates 612 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque, but it will likely be detuned since this is Ferrari's entry-level supercar. It could also inherit the Roma's eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Since the prototype is still fully camouflaged, we're expecting the new Ferrari Portofino facelift to debut sometime in 2021. This year, Ferrari will unveil two new models, which will likely be the hardcore 812 GTO and a Spider version of the SF90 Stradale.

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