I fall further in love with this car every day.
Can I marry a car?
Damn it. Guess I'll have to go back to the Disco Volante.I'm already married to it. Sorry pal, you'll have to find another car
Ferrari Roma Configurator is now live!
Got to admit, I wasn't entirely a fan of the Roma at first, but seeing it red changed my mind completely. This is my dream spec:
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At the same time though, it looks infinitely better than the HUGE ANGRY VENTS!!! that are the current fashion in car design.The front grill bothers me on lighter-colored cars. It looks cheap.
The Ferrari Roma Spider is the latest convertible model to join the Prancing Horse's stable. It combines the subtly retro styling from the hardtop with a folding fabric roof that closes in 13.5 seconds at up to 37.28 miles per hour (60 kilometers per hour).
The retractable soft top forces there to be a slightly different design for the Roma Spider. The designers tweaked the shape of the rear window. The rear deck has a body-color fascia that breaks the area into two sections to make room for storing the roof. The lower portion integrates into an active carbon-fiber spoiler.
Like the coupe, the Roma Spider packs a twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 that makes 612 horsepower (456 kilowatts) between 5,750 and 7,500 rpm. The max torque is 561 pound-feet (760 Newton-meters), which is available from 3,000 to 5,750 rpm. The powerplant's redline is at 7,500 rpm. The only gearbox option is a dual-clutch, eight-speed automatic.
Ferrari estimates the Roma Spider reaches 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and 124 mph in 9.7 seconds. For comparison, the hardtop model also hits 62 in 3.4 seconds but reaches 124 mph in 9.3 seconds. Ferrari quotes the top speed of them both at over 199 mph (320 kph).
The Roma Spider weighs 185.2 pounds (84 kilograms) more than the hardtop model. The increase primarily comes from the roof-opening system. The power wind deflector also adds weight.
The Roma Spider should be capable of keeping occupants comfortable on long trips. The front occupants get electrically adjustable 18-way seats that are heated, and a neck warmer is an option. The rest of the interior is like the hardtop where the tall center console creates separate cockpits for the front passengers. The layout includes a digital instrument cluster for the driver. There's an 8.4-inch central display, and buyers can specify an optional screen on the passenger side.
Pricing and availability info for the Roma Spider in the United States is not yet available.
It's been rumored for a while now that the Roma Spider will replace the Portofino. Some places had stopped taking orders for the Portofino M last yearThis just inadvertently killed the Portofino
You've got one hell of an imagination then. Genesis has a pretty intense art deco theme going on, not much similarity to what Ferrari is doing in my opinion.Very nice & smooth. I could imagine a Genesis badge on that.
There doesn't appear to be any reason for the Portofino to exist now, other than people wanting a retractable hard top. Not seen a Roma in the flesh yet but it has to be better looking than the Portofino/California ever was. Which wouldn't be hard.It's been rumored for a while now that the Roma Spider will replace the Portofino. Some places had stopped taking orders for the Portofino M last year
Yep. Back in March of last year, the Roma Spider was finished according to a well trusted historian, but Portofino orders were high, so the factory delayed the unveiling until now. Another individual had been told orders for the Portofino were also finishing soon at the time.It's been rumored for a while now that the Roma Spider will replace the Portofino. Some places had stopped taking orders for the Portofino M last year
Ferrari will end production of its entry-level Portofino M hardtop convertible, a spokesperson confirmed to Road & Track on Thursday.
The Roma Spider, introduced Thursday, will replace the Portofino M in Ferrari's lineup as the company's entry-level drop top.