So far 2020 has been a lot quieter than 2019 for Ferrari, but that doesn’t mean the Italian supercar maker is doing well. We still expect the automaker to launch two new models before the end of the year, and we have new spy photos showing the Portofino is about to undergo a refresh. This is not the first time our photographers have spotted the model, although we don’t know why there is excessive camouflage.
Previous Portofino spy photos have shown several test vehicles in varying levels of camouflage, raising questions about Ferrari’s intentions. However, there are spy photos from August that show the car completely covered up like on these new shots. We don’t know what changes Ferrari is hiding underneath, although close inspection doesn’t seem to reveal many significant sheet metal changes. There are no noticeable visual changes, although we would expect both fascias to receive makeovers.
Under the hood, documents from the EPA indicate that Ferrari could give more horsepower to the model’s 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8. The power of the current model is 591 horsepower (440 kilowatts); however, the documentation indicates that it will correspond to the power of the Roma of 612 hp (456 kW). Ferrari is also set to replace the Portofino’s seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with the Roma’s eight-speed unit. The horsepower boost should make the model a bit faster than its 3.5-second sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour).
We don’t know when Ferrari will unveil the new Portofino to the public, but we’re still expecting two new models this year. The company insisted that 2020 would be quieter than 2019 when it revealed five new models. It was part of the company’s plan to launch 15 new ones over five years. We expect Ferrari to present the new Portofino in the coming months before it goes on sale next year.