The all-new Ferrari Roma, Maranello’s latest, is named after the Italian capital Rome and the shapely coupe is positively beautiful.
The brand new 2020 sleek and reserved model recalls Ferraris from the Fifties and Sixties thanks to its glorious body - but this GT packs some seriously potent performance hardware not to mention cutting-edge tech too.
Under that beautiful bonnet resides a 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 making 612 horses and 760Nm of torque and it can hit 0-100kph in just 3.4 seconds and 200kph in 9.3 seconds. It has a top speed of over 320kph. The magical motor is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission which debuted on the flashier SF90 Stradale.
The Roma also features full-LED adaptive headlights with horizontal LED DRLs and a body-coloured grille. In fact, the front end is similar to the topless Ferrari Monza.
Around the back it has slim LED tail lights, four exhaust tips, a rear spoiler, and it rides on a set of 20in five-spoke alloys. Overall, we see a lot of the 2014 Maserati Alfieri concept car in there (that one will eventually replace the current GranTurismo). The Roma has a new chassis too which has been developed by Ferrari for its new generation models; the bodyshell and chassis are designed to be as light as possible – and Ferrari says 70 per cent of its components are new.
Even though it has all of the performance chops to make it a track day special it is more of a grand tourer and this is evident by the fact that it packs more infotainment and connectivity features than some other Ferraris. This includes a vertically mounted 8.4in touchscreen while there is also a separate screen for the front passenger. The interior is very classy indeed and gets stitched leather seats trimmed in suede while each front-seat passenger is cocooned by a sweeping dashboard that flows into the doors and floating centre console. In front of the driver is a massive 16in fully digital gauge cluster (with haptic controls on the flat-bottom steering wheel) and there is also a pair of rear seats which make this a 2+2 coupe.
There’s no doubt about it – this is an instant classic.