2024 Ferrari Portofino: A Comprehensive Guide On Features, Specs, And Pricing


The Ferrari Portofino M is the Prancing Pony’s more accessible open-top GT option. This is the final model year of the product line that began with the California in 2008. Ferrari launched this moniker in 2017, but now that it has the Roma Spider, there’s no longer a need for this model. The decision to scrap it was also based on the brand’s desire to upscale its portfolio by focusing on more exclusive and premium cars.




With this decision, Ferrari also put a stop to the hardtop convertible, as the Roma Spider adopts a more conventional canvas soft top roof. The F8 Spider features a hardtop, but it’s more of a retractable roof than a convertible. The Portofino may be a slightly out-of-date model, but there’s still enough reason to consider it as a new car purchase if you can find one of the few examples currently sitting at select dealerships.

Ferrari Portofino M (15)
2024 Ferrari Portofino M

The 2024 Ferrari Portofino M is the final model year of the Italian manufacturer’s front-engine V-8 GT, which started with the California in 2008. Technically speaking, Ferrari has already closed the order books for this car. It features a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8, which drives the rear-wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Model
Ferrari Portofino M

Engine
Twin-tubocharged 3.9-liter V-8

Transmission
Eight-speed dual-clutch automatic

Horsepower
612 HP @ 7,500 RPM

Torque
561 LB-FT @ 3,000 RPM

Driveline
Rear-wheel drive

MSRP
$250,052

Fuel Economy
19 MPG

0-60 MPH
3.5 seconds

Quarter-Mile
10.9 seconds
Pros
  • Dazzling exterior design
  • Breathtaking engine characteristics
  • A great entry-point to the Ferrari brand
  • Plush suspension characteristics
Cons
  • Compromised cargo space
  • Cramped rear seat
  • Not the most driver-engaging Ferrari

In order to give you the most up-to-date and accurate information possible, the data used to compile this article was sourced from Ferrari’s websites and other authoritative sources, including Ferrari and fueleconomy.gov. Each model score is determined by Top Speed’s rating team, which factors in five different metrics. You can
read our Methodology page
for more information about our rating system.

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Ferrari Portofino M Exterior Design And Aerodynamics


The Portofino M adopts a contemporary design that encapsulates Ferrari models of the past. Ferrari Design Director Flavio Manzoni was in charge of the model’s appearance, including the mid-cycle facelift, which introduced the “M” moniker. A big element of the car’s design is the hardtop convertible top, which Manzoni says makes the Portofino M a car with two souls, that can act as a coupe or open-top GT. The elongated profile and short front and rear overhangs allow the design to maintain a sporty and elegant overall appearance. In true GT fashion, the model is free of any dramatic aerodynamic components, such as wings, splitters, spoilers, or diffusers. The result is a 0.312 drag coefficient when you drive with the roof closed.


Ferrari offers an extensive catalog of paint options ranging from various red, silver, blue, yellow, black, white, green, and gold shades. Nero black is the only dual-tone roof color option. The wheel catalog consists of two designs, which are available in different gloss or matte finishes. Ferrari also offers carbon fiber exterior and interior elements, different exhaust tailpipes, and upholstery options, allowing you to create a truly unique specification.

Highlights

  • A fully convertible electric hardtop folding roof
  • Multiple paint and upholstery options
  • Optional carbon fiber interior and exterior trimmings
  • Ceramic or sport exhaust pipes
  • Standard or forged alloy wheels


Exterior Dimensions

Length

180.6 Inches

Width

76.3 Inches

Height

51.9 Inches

Wheelbase

105.1 Inches

Front Track

64.3 Inches

Rear Track

64.4 Inches

Curb Weight

3,669 Pounds

(Data sourced from Ferrari)

Engine Specifications And Performance

Ferrari Portofino M
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The Portofino M only has one drivetrain option, which proves to be a very competent and sufficient configuration for those wanting a comfortable GT with strong performance characteristics. It features Ferrari’s F154 BE crossplane 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, which produces 612 horsepower and 561 pound-feet to the rear wheels via an eight-speed Magna 8DCL900 dual-clutch automatic transmission. The nature of this engine translates good performance, but reviewers criticize it for not sounding like a traditional Ferrari.


As per Ferrari’s claims, the Portofino M sprints from 0-60 MPH in 3.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 199 MPH. The GT also runs a quarter-mile in 10.9 seconds at 133 MPH. Unfortunately, no local media have subjected the Portofino M to performance testing, so we don’t have a real-world indication of how fast it is.

Performance Specifications

Twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8

Horsepower

612 HP @ 7,500 RPM

Torque

561 LB-FT @ 3,000 RPM

Transmission

Eight-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

Driveline

Rear-wheel drive

Fuel Economy (CMB)

19 MPG

0-60 MPH

3.5 Seconds

Quarter-Mile ET

10.9 Seconds @ 133 MPH

Top Speed

199 MPH


(Data sourced from Ferrari and the EPA)

Reviewers praise the Portofino M for its ability to blend a plush and comfortable ride with sharp handling characteristics. A big reason for this is the brand’s optional magnetorheological active dampers fitted to the stiffer front double wishbone and rear multilink suspension.

Best Interior Features Of The 2024 Ferrari Portofino M

  • 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Premium seven-speaker audio system
  • Dual front LCD monitors
  • 18-way electrically adjustable front bucket seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Premium leather upholstery


The Ferrari Portofino M is a well-appointed performance GT, boasting a plethora of standard features, including 18-way electrically adjustable front bucket seats, dual-zone climate control with an air filter. Additionally, you get premium leather upholstery, an electrochromatic rearview mirror, and armrests for the front and rear sections.

All the interior features are standard for the Portofino M, but you can specify Daytona or Squared patterns for the seats and choose from a selection of 16 leather shades. The brand also offers embroidered floor mats.

Technology

Ferrari Portofino M infotainment
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Ferrari issues the Portofino M with a fairly comprehensive 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, featuring navigation. Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are optionally available, as is the driver-side infotainment display. Ferrari connects the system to a premium seven-speaker audio suite. The driver also has access to a dual-LCD display surrounding an analog tachometer.


Ferrari does not issue official interior dimension figures for the Portofino M range.

Safety And Reliability

Red Portofino M front-quarter tracking
Ferrari

Ferrari equips the Portofino M with a comprehensive level of safety equipment. As standard, all cars feature driver and front passenger and side dual-stage airbags. Additional safety features include side impact beams and tire pressure monitoring. The IIHS and NHTSA have not crash tested the Portofino M, which is common for cars in its class.


The NHTSA has no active recalls, complaints, or investigations filed for the model’s range. The F154 has a good reliability reputation, but being a high-performance engine, it is subject to timely and expensive routine maintenance to ensure its structural integrity.

Driver Assistance Features

Standard driver assistance safety features include electronic side-slip and stability control, F1-Trac ABS, and driveline traction control. The brand’s ADAS package is optional, but includes all of the essential features, such as adaptive cruise control with stop and go. It also gets front collision warning and detection with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, automatic high beam assist, surround view with 3D, and rear cross traffic alert.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Predictive Emergency Brake System
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Automatic High Beam
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

NHTSA 5-Star Safety Ratings

  • Recalls (NHTSA): 0
  • NHTSA Investigations: 0
  • NHTSA Consumer Complaints: 0
  • Awards: N/A


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Warranties

Blue Ferrari Portofino M front
Ferrari

Ferrari’s warranty for the Portofino M isn’t what we’d call outstanding, considering its $250,000 price tag. You only get full bumper-to-bumper coverage, with powertrain, roadside, and corrosion for 36 months over an unlimited mileage cap. What is impressive is the seven years of complementary scheduled maintenances. This can equate to around $14,000 worth of services in the best-case scenario.


Type

Length

Full Warranty

36 Months/Unlimited Miles

Powertrain Warranty

36 Months/Unlimited Miles

Maintenance Warranty

84 Months/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Warranty

36 Months/Unlimited Miles

Corrosion Warranty

36 Months/Unlimited Miles

Federal Emissions Performance

24 Months/24,000 Miles

Federal Emissions Defect

36 Months/36,000 Miles

Seat Belt And Airbags

120 Months/Unlimited Miles

(Data sourced from Ferrari)

2024 Ferrari Portofino M Versus Its Competitors

The Ferrari Portofino M may seem like a niche car, but it competes in a segment filled with impressive and compelling alternatives. Two of the most noteworthy options are the all-new Mercedes-AMG SL63 and Bentley Continental GT Convertible. The Prancing Pony cars are generally pitted against the likes of Lamborghini and Porsche, so the brand’s ability to also compete with conventionally luxurious brands showcases how versatile its product line is.


How The Ferrari Portofino M Compares To The Mercedes-AMG SL63

  • 2024 Ferrari Portofino M

    Model
    Ferrari Portofino M

    Engine
    Twin-tubocharged 3.9-liter V-8

    Transmission
    Eight-speed dual-clutch automatic

    Horsepower
    612 HP @ 7,500 RPM

    Torque
    561 LB-FT @ 3,000 RPM

    Driveline
    Rear-wheel drive

    MSRP
    $250,052

    Fuel Economy
    19 MPG

    0-60 MPH
    3.5 seconds

    Quarter-Mile
    10.9 seconds
  • 2024 Mercedes-AMG SL 63

    Model
    Mercedes-AMG SL 63

    Engine
    Twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8

    Transmission
    Nine-speed automatic transmission

    Horsepower
    577 HP @ 5,500-6,500 RPM

    Torque
    590 LB-FT @ 2,500-5,000 RPM

    Driveline
    All-wheel drive

    MSRP
    $183,000

    Fuel Economy
    16 MPG

    0-60 MPH
    3.5 seconds

    Quarter-Mile
    12 seconds @ 115 MPH


The Ferrari Portofino M has the advantage over AMG’s latest open-top GT when comparing performance abilities. Both feature a twin-turbocharged V-8, but the Ferrari’s slightly smaller unit produces more power and revs at a higher engine speed. Despite this, the AMG matches its 0-60 MPH claim time thanks to its all-wheel drive system, but the Ferrari produces a larger gap over the quarter-mile by more than a full second. The Portofino M’s engine also benefits from a marginally better combined fuel consumption estimate.

The SL 63 starts at a much more competitive price, and even after you fit all the options to match the Ferrari’s specification level, it’s still a more comprehensive offering. Despite this, many may gravitate towards the Ferrari because of the more prestigious badge and its reputation for offering a much more engaging driving experience compared to the SL’s conventional GT characteristics.


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How The Ferrari Portofino M Compares To The Bentley Continental GT Convertible

  • 2024 Ferrari Portofino M

    Model
    Ferrari Portofino M

    Engine
    Twin-tubocharged 3.9-liter V-8

    Transmission
    Eight-speed dual-clutch automatic

    Horsepower
    612 HP @ 7,500 RPM

    Torque
    561 LB-FT @ 3,000 RPM

    Driveline
    Rear-wheel drive

    MSRP
    $250,052

    Fuel Economy
    19 MPG

    0-60 MPH
    3.5 seconds
  • 2024 Bentley Continental GT

    Model
    Continental GT

    Engine
    4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 or 6.0-liter twin-trubo V-12

    Transmission
    8-speed automatic

    Horsepower
    542-650 HP

    Torque
    568-664 pound-feet

    Driveline
    AWD

    MSRP
    $242,700

    Fuel Economy
    20-23 MPG (combined)

    0-60 MPH
    3.5-3.9 seconds


The Bentley Continental GT Convertible is a closely matched rival to Ferrari’s GT. A big reason for this is because of its amazing twin-turbocharged W-12 powertrain, which produces enough power and torque to match the lighter Portofino M’s acceleration times. Additionally, it manages to return a better combined fuel consumption estimate, partly thanks to its intuitive cylinder deactivation technology.

The Continental GT Convertible is also a more practical option, as it boasts more rear legroom and a larger trunk. Bentley isn’t necessarily a direct rival to Ferrari, but its badge has the same level of prestige and exclusivity. The brands price both cars similarly, with a configurator filled with multiple paint and material options, allowing you to create some truly unique specifications.

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How Much Does A 2024 Ferrari Portofino M Cost?

Ferrari Portofino M marina
Ferrari


The Ferrari Portofino M starts at $250,052 MSRP. This is before you have to pay anywhere between $3,950 to $5,000 for a destination fee. Ferrari does not disclose the cost of its optional extras, but they are traditionally significantly more than what more conventional manufacturers charge.

Trim Level

Price

Portofino M

$250,052

Fuel Economy

The Portofino M’s twin-turbocharged engine is as heavy on fuel as you would expect it to be. The EPA estimates it consumes 16/23/19 MPG on its city/highway/combined cycle, but it does not disclose what range you’ll get from its 18-gallon tank. On average, the EPA suggests you’ll be spending around $7,500 on fuel every year.

City

Highway

Combined

Annual Fuel Cost (est)

Portofino M

16 MPG

23 MPG

19 MPG

$7,500


(Data sourced from the EPA)

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Is It Worth Buying The Ferrari Portofino M?

Red Portofino M driving
Ferrari

The Portofino M is no longer available to purchase as a new car, but if you happen to stumble on a new example at one of Ferrari’s few dealerships, it would be a worthwhile investment. Its official replacement, the Ferrari Roma Spider, isn’t much more expensive, but you will be spending around $20,000 more. The Portofino M offers desirable interior and exterior aesthetics, a stellar crossplane V-8 engine with good performance outputs, and comfortable but sharp handling characteristics.


Looking beyond the badge, there are more accomplished and modern open-top GTs you can consider that also come with huge financial benefits. If it is a Ferrari you must have, the Portofino M is not a bad option and a great entry point into the Prancing Pony’s ownership experience.



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