After naming models after Italian cities like Maranello, Modena, and Portofino, the Ferrari Roma arrives as a two-seat coupe wearing the moniker of the nation's capital. The company says the vehicle's swoopy, minimalist design pays homage to the vibrant life of that city in the 1950s and '60s. Looking closely, the smooth shape also seems to take cues from that era's models like the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso and 250 GT 2+2 (check them out below).
Gallery: Ferrari Roma
The Roma uses a version of Ferrari's 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes 612 horsepower (456 kilowatts or 620 metric horsepower) and 561 pound-feet (760 Newton-meters) in this application. Peak power arrives at 7,500 rpm, and the engine runs through an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Ferrari's specs say the Roma reaches 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.4 seconds and hits 124 mph (200 kph) in 9.3 seconds. The top speed, meanwhile, is stated to be greater than 199 mph (320 kph).
While the Roma's design has retro inspirations, particularly a visual similarity to the Daytona, Ferrari's designers keep it modern with features like LED adaptive headlights with an illuminated strip running through them, and the doors have flush-mounted handles. The rear wears expansive glass that would appear to bring lots of light into the cabin while also providing a good view outwards.
On the inside, Ferrari's designers are using an unusual (for Ferrari) high center console that separates the passenger and driver. The driver looks at a large, digital instrument cluster, and there's a portrait-layout infotainment screen next to it. The passenger even has a separate screen to watch in front of them.
Ferrari Roma: “la Nuova Dolce Vita”
The new Prancing Horse V8 2+ coupé unveiled at a dedicated event in Rome
Harmonious lines, timeless elegance and cutting-edge technology set new standards in the category
Rome, 13 November 2019 – The Ferrari Roma was revealed during a dedicated client event held in Italy’s iconic capital. The new mid-front-engined 2+ coupé features refined proportions and timeless design combined with unparalleled performance and handling.
Not only is the Ferrari Roma an icon of Italian design, but it also represents the pinnacle of performance in this category, thanks to its turbo-charged V8 from the family of engines that has won the overall International Engine of the Year award four years running. In this version, the engine reaches 620 cv at 7500 rpm and is coupled with the new 8-speed DCT gearbox that was introduced on the SF90 Stradale.
With its distinctive flair and style, the car is a contemporary representation of the carefree, pleasurable way of life that characterised Rome in the 1950s and ‘60s. The Ferrari Roma offers discerning clients the finesse and refinement that brings the concept of “la Dolce Vita” right up to date.
Type 90° turbo V8
Total displacement 3855 cc
Bore & stroke 86.5 mm x 82 mm
Maximum power* 456 kW (620 cv) at 5750 - 7500 rpm
Maximum torque 760 Nm at 3000 - 5750 rpm
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Length 4656 mm
Width 1974 mm
Height 1301 mm
Wheelbase 2670 mm
Dry weight** 1472 kg
Top speed >320 km/h
0-100 km/h 3.4 s
0-200 km/h 9.3 s
CONSUMPTION/ CO2 EMMISSIONS
* With 98 octane petrol
** With lightweight options