Ferrari_Roma
Ferrari_Roma

Ferrari: La Dolce Vita in Rome

09. 01. 20.

Ferrari: La Dolce Vita in Rome

With the new Roma, Ferrari expands its GT range.

No fewer than five new cars were presented by Ferrari in 2019. The most recent is the Ferrari Roma, which marks a certain break in the range and a return to its roots, but without giving modernity the cold shoulder.

 

With its clean style and harmonious proportions, the Roma follows in the wake of existing British GT coupés, the Aston Martin Vantage, Jaguar F-Type or McLaren GT. While gaping air intakes, spoilers, movable flaps and other aerodynamic features were sold as performance enhancers by the Italian engineers on other models, here simplicity takes precedence. The Roma unambiguously reiterates its illustrious predecessors, headed by the 250 GT Berlinetta.

Ferrari_Roma
Ferrari_Roma
Ferrari_Roma

Still in the spirit of the cars of the 50s and 60s, the Roma adopts the architecture of a front-engine two-seater coupé. Positioned, from the power point of view, between the GTC4 Lusso T and its counterpart V12, the Roma is powered by a new version of Ferrari’s award-winning V8 twin-turbo. This engine develops 620 hp and 760 Nm torque and is connected to an 8-speed double-clutch gearbox derived from the SF90 Stradale. Among the technological refinements, we would point out the adoption of a turbine speed sensor to optimise supercharging so as to eradicate turbo lag as well as a petrol particle filter to comply with Euro6d standards.

Ferrari_Roma

Intended for daily use, the Ferrari Roma has a plethora of driver assistance features such as adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot detection and the surround view camera.

 


Driving sensations, the DNA of a Ferrari, have not been left out. The Roma has sixth-generation Side Slip Control, which incorporates all of the brand’s electronic chassis management systems including the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer. These functions are controlled by the 5-position Manettino, including for the first time on a GT model a Race Mode.

Inside, Ferrari has developed the Dual Cockpit concept that gives the impression to the driver and passenger of being on board a racing car with two clearly separate cells. The idea of “everything for the driver” is over, the passenger too is involved in the driving experience, particularly by means of a dedicated screen enabling him/her to operate the sound system, GPS or air-conditioning system. The interface is now entirely digital via a 16-inch screen facing the driver.

Ferrari_Roma

Secondary functions are grouped together on an 8.4-inch touchscreen housed in the central console between the occupants. Another nod to the past is that the gearshift resembles the famous erstwhile H-shaped metal grids.

 

The Ferrari Roma will make its public debut at the GIMS 2020.

Technical Data

Engine type
V8 - 90° biturbo
Displacement
3855 cc
Max. power output
456 kW (620 hp) at 5750 - 7500 rpm
Max. torque
760 Nm at 3000 - 5750 rpm
Transmission and gearbox
8-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox
0-100 km/h
3.4 s
0-200 km/h
9.3 s
Max. speed
> 320 km/h