Is There Such a Thing as an “Entry Level” Ferrari?

Ferrari Portofino M
A voyage of rediscovery with the Portofino M. | Photo credit: Ferrari

While the term “entry-level” does not adequately describe any new Ferrari, the 2023 Portofino M may be the more affordable model.

With a price that comes in at what most Americans pay for a house, the Portofino M comes with a 3.9-liter V8 engine that produces a whopping 612 horsepower and can get you from zero to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds on its way to a searing top speed of 199 mph.

It also features a retractable hardtop, making it a versatile car for any weather or occasion. 

Portofino M
The legendary ‘M’ suffix, for Modificata, in its name, is the evolution of the Ferrari Portofino. | Photo credit: Ferrari

So, if you’re dreaming of owning a new Ferrari and hoping to keep the price tag as low as possible, the Portofino M may be the way to go.

Now, before you get too excited, let’s talk about what affordable means when it comes to Ferrari.

It’s not exactly a bargain basement price, but it’s definitely less than what you’d pay for a top-of-the-line model. The Ferrari Portofino M, for example, comes in at a cool $250,052.

But that’s still less expensive than a Ferrari 812 Superfast, which will set you back almost $400,000.

Portofino M
Expect a  slew of new technical and design features in this new Ferrari. | Photo credit: Ferrari

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So, what do you get for your “entry-level” Ferrari?

Well, for starters, you get to say that you own a Ferrari. You also get a 3.9-liter V8 engine that produces 591 horsepower, which is not too shabby. 

The Portofino is a two-door, 2+2 convertible sports car. 

It was introduced several years back as a replacement for the Ferrari California T, and it is, indeed, the most affordable Ferrari in the current lineup. 

2023 Portofino M
Every drive aboard the Ferrari Portofino M is a voyage of (re)discovery. | Photo: credit Ferrari

A few years later, Ferrari introduced the Portofino M as an updated version of the popular model. 

So, what are the differences between the two models?

One of the most significant changes to the Portofino M is the engine. 

While the original Portofino had a 3.9L V8 engine that produced 591 horsepower, the Portofino M boasts a more powerful version of the same engine. The Portofino M’s engine produces 612 horsepower, making it even more thrilling to drive.

Ferrari engine
The  engine belongs to the V8 turbo family voted “International Engine of the Year” on four consecutive occasions. | Photo credit: Top Gear

Another significant change is the Portofino M’s improved handling.

Ferrari has added a five-position Manettino dial that allows drivers to adjust the car’s driving dynamics to their liking.

Additionally, the Portofino M has a modified exhaust system that provides a more aggressive and sporty sound.

Ferrari Exhaust Sytem
The sound produced by the exhaust system will be the soundtrack to your drive. | Photo credit: Top Gear

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If you love Ferraris you’ll love the 2023 Ferrari Portofino M. It’s just that simple.

It’s got everything you expect from a great Italian sports car: a sexy, curving body that is sure to turn heads plus a powerful and sonically enticing twin-turbo V-8 that will set your pulse racing.

In other words, it’s a drop-top with over-the-top performance, all of it infused with serious Ferrari DNA.

Ferrari interior
An interior like no other. Expect luxurious materials and finishes. | Photo credit: Ferrari

The 2023 Portofino M’s 3.9-liter, turbocharged V-8 creates 612 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque thanks to high-lift cam profiles and a fast-spinning turbo impeller. Perfecto!

Its interior, filled with luxurious materials and finishes, is also designed to delight and engage the senses. 

The 18-way power-adjustable front seats are sculpted to provide you and your passengers with comfort and support. The bucket set can also be outfitted with neck warmers as well as ventilation. A wind deflector will keep the cabin quiet at higher speeds, even when the top is dropped. 

Out on the highway or track, that hard top retracts in just 15 seconds and you’ll get from zero to 60 in just 3.4 seconds while reaching a top speed of 199 mph if you desire. This is one cavallo veloce!

2023 Portofino M
 Rediscover convertible driving with technical and design innovations. | Photo credit: Car and Driver

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