Ferrari Roma Spider sees return of soft-top roof

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Ferrari Roma Spider sees return of soft-top roof
Ferrari Roma Spider sees return of soft-top roof


Ferrari on Thursday revealed the Roma Spider as the latest convertible in its lineup.

The automobile takes over from the Portofino M because the Prancing Horse’s entry-level drop-top, and sees the return of a soft-top roof.

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Such an answer hasn’t been used on a front-engined Ferrari for the reason that 365 GTS/4 Daytona courting again greater than half a century, a automobile that arguably was the inspiration behind the Roma Spider’s design.

The five-layer cloth roof takes 13.5 seconds to deploy and will be activated at speeds of as much as 37 mph. By eschewing the bulkier retractable hard-top used on the Portofino M, Ferrari stated it was capable of ship extra trunk area with the roof folded. When raised, there’s roughly 9 cubic ft of storage. A hatch between the rear seats permits for longer objects to be saved.

To accommodate the brand new roof, the designers modified the design of the Roma coupe by including a band matching the physique shade alongside the bottom of the roof’s rear part and main again to the carbon-fiber energetic spoiler. A deployable wind deflector was additionally put in behind the rear seats. With out this, wind would usually be drawn into the cabin.

Some chassis modifications have been additionally required to compensate for the dearth of a set roof. The important thing change is the addition of strengthened sills just like these used on the Portofino M. General weight is up by about 185 kilos on the Roma coupe, bringing the automobile’s dry weight to three,430 kilos.

Ferrari Roma Spider

Ferrari Roma Spider

That weight is not precisely mild for a convertible sports activities automobile, and the quoted determine is with the automobile’s accessible light-weight choices, however Ferrari makes up for it with a strong twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8 beneath the hood. The engine is identical because the Roma coupe, delivering a peak 612 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque. Drive is routed to the rear wheels by way of an 8-speed dual-clutch automated transmission, and Ferrari estimates 0-62 mph acceleration will be achieved in 3.4 seconds. The highest pace is claimed to be above 199 mph.

Normal options embrace 18-way-adjustable heated seats up entrance, wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and digital screens for the instrument cluster and infotainment system. A 3rd display screen in entrance of the passenger will be added. Ferrari’s Manettino-controlled drive mode selector is customary and options 5 settings together with a Race mode.

Ferrari Roma Spider

Ferrari Roma Spider

Ferrari hasn’t talked about pricing, however the Roma coupe begins at about $250,000 and the convertible will virtually definitely promote at a premium.

Timing for the market launch within the U.S. additionally hasn’t been introduced.

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