Ferrari Roma REVIEW IN CANADA
The Ferrari Roma is a sports car with a V8 twin-turbo front engine producing 612 hp. Its a model developed as a coupé, which will not have a convertible body since its alternative for this purpose will be the Ferrari Portofino. Its approach is that of a sports car with Gran Turismo tints, offering a high level in terms of performance, but without forgetting comfort or practicality with a cabin configuration with 4 seats. It is manufactured, as is the case with all Ferrari models, is carried out in the plant that the firm owns in Maranello, Italy.
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
Ferrari uses a classic GT configuration for the Roma, this means that we find a 3.9L V-8 Twin-Turbo engine placed in the front, being associated with a 8 speed dual-clutch automatic transmission connected only to the rear axle through an electronically controlled differential. The maximum power of the Roma is 612 hp at 7500 rpm, with a maximum torque of 561 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm.
If we focus on the pure and hard figures, the Ferrari Roma is capable of 60 mph in 3.1 seconds , reaching a top speed of 199 mph . Thus, despite being a Grand Tourer model, at the level of set-up and performance, the Roma seeks to offer an extra level of sportsmanship, placing itself above the Portofino.
Ferrari itself affirmed that the new coupé is inspired by the ‘Dolce Vita’, something that is evident in its details, such as the smooth shapes of its aerodynamic bodywork or, above all, the front end: the nose is really low and sharp, the grille is chromed, has a mesh effect and appears to be fused with the bodywork, and the headlamps are highly stylized. Its profile is very athletic, characterized by large wheels, a long hood and a gentle slope of the roof. And the rear concentrates attention around its two double exhaust outlets and headlights, each divided into two units.
It has a length of 4,650 millimeters, reaches up to 1,970 mm in width, its height is only 1,300 mm and its wheelbase is 2,670 mm, identical to that of the Ferrari California T. Its dry weight is 1,472 kg.
The interior design of the Ferrari Roma is one of its most striking points . It is a completely new design for the brand, with new controls, interfaces and control layout. Ferrari has not delved into the possibilities of this new passenger compartment at a technological level, although we find ourselves with a very enveloping design made up of 3 digital screens.
The bet is clear for the touch controls, almost completely disappearing the physical buttons . So much so that even the steering wheel has a new design with a large number of integrated controls, but all of them are tactile. The same happens with the central infotainment interface, located between the front seats and in an upright position. In terms of interior space, the Roma is described as a 2+2 seater , a configuration that should allow people of short stature or children to be accommodated in the rear seats.
Ferrari Roma VERDICT
An exotic sports car isn’t just about the style or brand; it’s also about the quality of the materials and design, as well as how easy it is to handle and drive. The Ferrari Roma lives up to these expectations in every aspect, from its classic Italian style to its spacious interior, from its powerful engine to its responsive handling. It offers everything you could want in an Italian sports car at a competitive price.
Ferrari Roma Specifications
|Engine||Twin-turbocharged, Intercooled, DOHC 32-valve, V-8|
|Engine Capacity||3855 cm3|
|Max Power||612 hp @ 7500 rpm|
|Torque||561 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm|
|Transmission||8-speed dual-clutch automatic|
|Top Speed||199 mph|
|0-60 Mph Time||3.1 seconds|
|Fuel Efficiency||19 mpg (combined)|
|Number Of Seats||4|
|Number of Doors||2|