Ferrari unveiled the Roma, its latest V8-powered 2+ coupe. The car is named after the Italy’s capital, Rome.
Ferrari designers wanted a car whose design evoked the “carefree and pleasurable” lifestyle in Rome in the 1950s and 1960s. Indeed, the car’s tagline is la nuova dolce vita, which literally means “the new sweet life”.
Compared to the carmaker’s current range, the Roma’s styling is much cleaner and sleeker.
Considering its performance specifications, the Ferrari Roma is the Prancing Horse’s “entry-level” coupe. Beneath its bonnet is a front mid-mounted turbocharged 3.9-litre V8.
The Ferrari Roma has an output of 620CV, or 611hp, and 760Nm of torque. Paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox (which debuted on the SF90 Stradale), this rear-wheel-drive coupe does the century sprint in 3.4 seconds.
Zero to 200km/h is accomplished in 9.3 seconds. Most cars cannot even reach 100km/h in that time.
Although blisteringly quick by normal standards, the Roma isn’t as fast as its stablemates. The Ferrari Pista, for instance, has 720CV (710hp) and demolishes the century dash in an eye-watering 2.8 seconds.