Ferrari Reveals More Details on the Roma Coupe

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by DeathSmiles, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Danoff

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    Yea the profile is very similar to the SP (which also has hip bones and looks fantastic). But that little crease in the middle of the hood would have improved the SP. It makes it just a little more pinup (see my girl pic above to see what the crease represents).


    Thank you that's the color. I was shooting for a lack of the hood bulge for the reason above.
     
  2. ZGBox

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    A classy Ferrari? Finally!
     
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  3. SVPSkins

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    Looks stunning. I'm Drooling over that interior.
     
  4. JKgo

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    ....Although nice looking, I can't help but get the "generic Japanese concept car from a X Motorshow" vibe from it.

    If I'm honest, I'm more interested in seeing what the potential Ferrari SUV or a crossover might look like rather than this.
     
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    Looks very good.
    Will it be GT3 eligible ?
     
  6. Scuderia Paul

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    That is a very good looking machine. It is a great surprise to see a Ferrari devoid of slashes, intakes and details aimed at improving performance but to the detriment of styling.
     
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    2+2 = 2 adults + 2 children - I wouldn't expect any 2+2 to be able to accommodate a full grown adult in the back.
     
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  8. TS050

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    I’m pretty sure Ferrari will use the F8 Tributo for their next GT3/GTE car
     
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  9. ZedNinetySix

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    10/10 for unoriginality:tup:
     
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  10. Beeblebrox237

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    It's.... pretty. Really pretty, and perhaps less fussy than any Ferrari since the '90s. I'm so used to Ferraris being overstyled, with so many details that are pretty on their own but together make a borderline ugly car, and yet this is almost the polar opposite. I like it, but I'd argue it's far too pretty and elegant to fit into Ferrari's modern lineup.
     
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    I think in red it looks more Ferrari than Aston Martin, but it does still have a 'feeling' of AM to me.
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  12. TexRex

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    Oh sure, I was really only going for the best example of the color. I think the early car you posted--with its spine in the hood that the Ferrari appears to share--despite the color, best conveys what I think you're getting at.

    Having said that, I don't see strong similarities. I mean...really. Sure, swoopy fenders and muscular haunches; maybe the lower valance.

    But then I really, really, really love C3s.

    I don't mind the Ferrari, but its styling doesn't thrill me either. Sure, it's not scoops and scoops and vents and scoops like much of the range, but if that's the bar they're trying to clear...

    ...I'm not sure where I'm going with that. Something about low standards.

    To my mind, no production front-engined Ferrari's styling has surpassed that of the 456. A case can perhaps be made for the Scaglietti, but it'd have to be quite the case.
     
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  13. ZedNinetySix

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    Why is your whole post in bold and orange?
     
  14. Rustyhole

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    I always thought the 456/612 were pretty tame and generic. But the current 488/F8/812 are definitely the opposite.
     
  15. TexRex

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    Is it? Weird.
     
  16. Eunos_Cosmo

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    I think you're seeing things.

    All this talk about Ferrari 456s has reminded me there's one for sale, with 40k miles and a 6 speed, a mile from my house, for $44k. A beautiful, handbuilt, V12 Ferrari with a gated 6 speed manual for the price of a fully loaded Honda Passport. :boggled: If I wasn't saving for a damn house...
     
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  17. Darla Starch

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    The answer is obvious: Live out of the Ferrari.
     
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    After seeing where Ferrari's current design direction is headed right now, I'm genuinely happy to see a Ferrari car I can call "elegant".
    First front-engined Ferrari I love design-wise since 456.
     
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    The 456 is my absolute favourite modern Ferrari, especially with the low used price they have right now; but I must imagine they will be not cheap to maintain :boggled:
     
  20. TexRex

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    LS swap it.

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  21. Darla Starch

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    ZZ572 or bust.
     
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  22. ZGBox

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    But then it will be a fancy, italian-styled Corvette, isn't it?
    Not complaning though :p
     
  23. Eunos_Cosmo

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    That actually solves my biggest problem with the LS engine...it's ugly intake manifold. This wouldn't look too bad in a Ferrari. It's no V12, but throw on a set of exotic exhaust manifolds and it could sound damn near as good. (Somebody needs to LS swap a Quattroporte with this intake)
     
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    I think if I was in the market for a 456 (not a big if, to be honest; I do love the things and they're very "liveable" cars), I'd keep it original, I'd pay close attention to service history and I'd expect to treat it as an old car that might not be on the road for stretches of time because a major part (or several) is off of it. I'd avoid GTAs, not because I'd prefer a manual (I'd not, actually; this kind of car doesn't need a manual as far as I'm concerned) but because of GTA...issues. I'd do as much as I can myself because, save for a few issues that don't pop up again when addressed properly, things typically don't go horribly wrong with these cars but regular and less frequent but major maintenance can cost a pretty penny at shops or an arm and a leg at a dealership. It wouldn't be a daily driver.

    The 456's biggest flaw, to my mind, is its defining feature...it's a 2+2. If I had my druthers, it'd look exactly as it does from the outside (I think it's just perfect) but the front seats would be set back slightly and the rears removed entirely, with storage behind them accessible by way of the trunklid and glass joined to make a hatch. The danged thing already looks like a hatchback.

    I don't think the intake's going to fool anybody. It's definitely not a 456 intake but it is sort of Ferrari-esque even without the red bits.

    The beauty of such a swap is just how easily you know it's going to fit. The LS is certainly shorter in length, narrower and lower profile than the V12, and I'd bet good money it's lighter (all of which would improve driving dynamics).

    Sound is another matter. You can surely make the LS sound good, but the 456 makes some pretty fantastic noises and is never shouty, even when you try to force it.
     
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  25. Schmiggz

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    It looks like a Martin...
     
  26. Rustyhole

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    A fancy, italian-styled Corvette with the engine in the front
     
  27. JoshMead

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    Really nice car, and probably the only Ferrari that's grabbed my attention since the Laferrari, even if for different reasons.

    A lot of valid comparisons to Aston Martin and Corvette here, though to me it certainly looks like a rebirth in design of one of Ferrari's own models.
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  28. MIE1992

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    What next? The Mazda Edo? The Ford Washington? The Volkswagen Berlin? The Seat Madrid? The Citroën Paris? The Koenigsegg Stockholm?
     
  29. Eunos_Cosmo

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    Kia did it. Kind of.
     
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