Ferrari has unveiled their latest front-engined GT. Meet the Ferrari Roma.
There were a few rumours going around the world that Ferrari was testing a front-engined V6, but we’re happy to report that the Roma has got the company’s award-winning 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood – the same powerplant that is used in other Ferrari models such as the Portofino and F8 Tributo.
The Roma sits between the Portofino and Tributo for power output, with 612 horsepower from 5,750 to 7,500 rpm and around 760Nm of torque from 3,000 to 5,750 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, the same unit which is used with the SF90 Stradale. This allows the Roma to do the 0-100km/h sprint in 3.4 seconds, and 0-200km/h in 9.3 seconds. Top speed is limited to 320km/h.
Inside, it’s evident to notice that the Roma has a cabin design all of its own, which simply put, is absolutely stunning. This is definitely not just a Portofino with a fixed roof. The infotainment display features a vertical layout and there is also a secondary screen in front of the passenger. Ferrari has also designed a new instrument cluster with large digital screens flanking the central tachometer.
Ferrari says with the Roma’s distinctive style and flair, the car is a contemporary representation of the carefree, pleasurable way of life that characterised Rome in the 1950’s and 1960’s, offering discerning clients the finesse and refinement that brings the concept of “La Dolce Vita” right up to date.