Ferrari rolls out modified version of Portofino GT
MILAN (ITALY) – Italian car maker Ferrari unveiled on Wednesday the Portofino M, a modified version of its top-selling Portofino gran tourer.
This is the first model to be launched since the firm shut down its operations temporarily because of the virus spread. It was unveiled online with video presentations on the restyling and innovations.
The convertible has a redesigned powertrain, eight-speed gearbox and a five-position Manettino switch which comes with a race mode.
Known for its high performance sports cars, Ferrari is now gunning for enhanced sales of easier-driving gran tourers (GTs), which are designed to provide comfort during long drives. Earlier, it had said 40% of total sales could come from GT models by 2022, which is up from 32%.
Chief marketing and commercial officer Enrico Galliera said deliveries of the Portofino M would begin in Europe from the second quarter of next year. The starting price would be 206,000 euros (£188,096).
More new models are expected next year.