Novitec has tuned the Ferrari Portofino to make 675hp

This ‘entry-level’ Ferrari has more power than an Enzo
by Greg Potts | Mar 30, 2019
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Released in 2002, the Ferrari Enzo was the original 21st-century hypercar. In the power-obsessed world of today, though, its 650hp output is being bettered left, right, and center. In fact, thanks to German tuners Novitec, you can now get the ‘entry-level’ Ferrari Portofino with a whopping 675hp. Crikey.

The Portofino replaced the California T as Ferrari’s convertible GT offering back in 2018, and as ‘standard,’ it comes out of the factory producing 591hp from its 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8.

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Clearly, that’s not enough for some, as Novitec will combine special engine mapping with increased boost pressure and a high-performance exhaust system to achieve that 84hp hike.

The result is a 0.3sec drop in the 0-100kph time to 3.2sec, and what is presumably a very blustery 325kph top speed. You can also spec that exhaust without any noise-killing active flaps if you really want to toast your ears.

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Elsewhere, there’s some pleasingly restrained visual upgrades. New carbon splitters, a lip spoiler, and alloys developed in conjunction with Vossen all contribute to the slightly more aggressive look that should complement the power. As does the 35mm drop in ride height, thanks to new sports suspension.

So, are these sensible upgrades or does a convertible GT with more power than an Enzo prove that the world has gone power-mad? Start the debate in the comments below.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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