This is Ferrari’s latest front-engined coupe.
All right, I’ll go ahead and say it — the Ferrari Roma is truly beautiful. You may disagree, but Ferrari’s effort to marry styling cues from older cars like the 1960s Daytona with modern technology and power is certainly striking, to say the least. After the likes of the Portofino — Ferrari’s replacement for the old California — the Roma follows up as a V8-powered 2+2 coupe.
This new model sports a minimalist design with slim LED lighting all around, a sharp front end look and a large glass area in the rear.
Under the hood, this car uses a high-revving 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 putting out 612 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. That engine mates up to the same eight-speed dual-clutch transmission used in the SF90 Stradale. Ferrari says this model will get from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds, and hit 124 mph (200 km/h) in 9.3 seconds. The Roma’s top speed is rated at more than 199 mph.
Inside, the Ferrari Roma adopts a raised center console that separates the driver and passenger. It carries over similar switchgear to the SF90 Stradale, but the Roma has a vertical infotainment display for the media and climate controls. Unlike the driver-focused cockpit of SF90, this has some controls placed in front of the passenger as well, befitting of a grand tourer.