Curious how much you’d have to shell out for the Ferrari Portofino M in South Africa? Well, wonder no more … we have local pricing.

Expected to arrive in SA in the first half of 2021, the refreshed retractable hard-top model is currently listed from R5 033 000 (hat tip to our friends over at duoporta.com), which makes it some R262 000 more expensive than the pre-facelift model. For the record, that’s a R61 000 premium over the Roma coupé.

Revealed in September 2020, the refreshed Portofino gains not only the “M” suffix (which stands for “modificata”, meaning "modified") but also a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission to replace the previous seven-speed unit.

In addition, the turbocharged 3,9-litre V8 engine has had its peak power hiked from 441 kW to 456 kW (from 5 750 to 7 500 r/min), while maximum torque is an unchanged 760 N.m. As a result, the obligatory sprint from standstill to 100 km/h takes a claimed 3,45 seconds, marginally quicker than the outgoing Portofino’s time of 3,5 seconds. However, Ferrari says the 0-200 km/h time has fallen a full second, from a claimed 10,8 seconds to 9,8 seconds. Top speed is again in excess of 320 km/h.

The five-position drive-mode selector has gained a new “Race” mode, a first for a GT spider from the Maranello-based company. In addition, the Portofino M gains new exhaust line geometry, with the two rear silencers having been eliminated (to mitigate the soundtrack-sapping effects of the petrol particulate filter now fitted for Europe).