2021 Ferrari Portofino Upgraded To Make 612 HP, EPA Filing Indicates
The Ferrari Portofino 2021 will get a power upgrade to 612 horsepower (456 kilowatts), up from the current power of 591 hp (441 kW). It will also gain an eight-speed gearbox to replace the existing seven-speed unit. Motor trend was the first to discover this information by delving into EPA repositories.
There is already a list on the EPA website on the fuel economy of a model with the designation 2021 Ferrari F164 BCB. To clarify this, F164 is the internal prancing horse code for the Portofino. The meaning of the BCB portion is a mystery to us.
If a Ferrari developing 612 horsepower and using an eight-speed gearbox seems familiar, it is because the same powertrain is in the Roma coupe. The more detailed emissions record of the Prancing Horse EPA even certifies the two vehicles in the same document.
The EPA also has a list for the Portofino 2021. It is not clear if he and the BCB F164 might be available for a while. Alternatively, the new registered version could be an option pack for people looking for a more powerful entry-level Ferrari.
The shift to an eight-speed gearbox allows this Portofino to obtain better fuel economy. The combined rating is now 19 miles per gallon, down from 18 mpg for the existing model.
The timing of this filing and spy photos of a Portofino (gallery above) wearing a revised nose prove that the F164 BCB could be the internal name for the refreshed model. The current version dates back to 2017 replacing the Ferrari California T. The increase in power and the modification of the design are a classic recipe for an update mid-cycle.
A first date for the Ferrari F164 BCB 2021 is currently a mystery. Filing of emission documents with the EPA indicates that the engineering is complete, so the disclosure could be very soon. COVID-19 forcing the cancellation of so many automotive events, search for the first one online.