Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s the new Ferrari Roma, inspired by la dolce vita that so well defined the 1950s and ‘60s in Rome. Ferrari’s latest sweetheart goes from 0 to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds, reaching 200km/h in just 9.3 seconds, until reaching a top speed of 320km/h. Ready to set off on this journey of style and multiple sensations? 

In terms of design, the Roma is simply breath-taking. Alongside a notable sporty elegance, it is surprising in its harmoniously well-structured interior, with two separate spaces: one for the driver and the other for the passenger, in a clear evolution of the dual cockpit. Elements in leather, aluminum and carbon-fiber dominate the interior, where the highlight is the F1 commands of the central dashboard imitating the double ‘H’ configuration of the old manual transmissions, in a nod to nostalgia.

Contrary to what we see in supersports versions, with interiors focused on the drivers, the Roma presents a more symmetrical cockpit, so that passengers also feel involved in the driving.

The instrumentation of the Roma is completely digital, with a 16-inch screen, in a more evolved HMI (Human Machine Interface) approach, in which the steering wheel is the center of all operations, with touch controls included. When it comes to the default configuration of the dashboard, the navigation and audio screens surround the circular rev counters, although the entire environment can be customized. There is also an optional 8.4-inch central touch screen, incorporating the infotainment, navigation and air-conditioning systems. For the passenger there is another 8.8-inch screen, also optional, which enables them to interact with the sound and air-conditioning systems, or simply watch the navigation.

As well as being seductive with its exceptional aesthetic, the coupé model, developed for two passengers, also promises unparalleled performance and control. It features a 3.9-liter V8 engine and a speed sensor, which effectively measures the turbine revolutions, allowing the maximum revs to be increased by 5,000rpm, along with a Gasoline Particulate Filter to comply with the Euro 6D anti-pollution standards.

Its turbo twin scroll engine has a maximum power of 620 CV between 5750 and 7500 rpm, with a maximum torque of 760Nm in 7th and 8th gear. The engine is paired with a new automatic twin-clutch transmission, more compact and 6kg lighter than its predecessor. Besides contributing to reducing emissions and consumption, it also allows for faster and smoother gear changes, thanks to the use of low-viscosity oil and dry sump configuration to minimize fluid-dynamic efficiency losses.

With a length of 4.65 meters and a height of just 1.3 meters, the Roma is perfectly distributed between the two axels (50%-50%) and weighs 1.472 kg, with the chassis benefiting from a modular technology developed by the iconic Italian brand. The result? Not only an obvious reduction in weight, but also a more dynamic car with unparalleled control and response, which promises to entrance whoever sits behind the wheel.

 

ferrari.com

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