Ferrari Roma Gets 700-HP Upgrade And New Wheels

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A new exhaust also gives it a totally new soundtrack.

Ferrari makes some of the most beautiful and intoxicatingly fast machines in the world. Although best known for supercars like the F8 Tributo and 812 Superfast, the company is looking to diversify and appeal to first-time buyers who may be intimidated by Ferrari's heritage of thoroughbred racecars. Hence, new models like the Purosangue SUV should attract more customers, and the Roma is another that aims to change the outlook of those who haven't yet considered a Ferrari. This is a car that is intentionally more restrained, but what if you don't want the gloves on? What if you want more power and a completely different look? German tuner Wheelsandmore has the answer.

Wheelsandmore
Wheelsandmore

Let's start with the aesthetics. The tuner has released a number of different wheel designs, in either 21- or 21-/22-inch staggered fitment, and although the designs may be extremely detailed and the wheels themselves very light forged items, one look at a Roma with a set of these wheels will be enough to tell you that the rims were not designed by Ferrari.

Various designs are available, but what makes the experience special for the customer is that the wheels can be custom-built to the specifications of the buyer and can be finished any way they like. What's more, all the options available for the Roma can be fitted to the open-top Portofino too.

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Wheelsandmore
Wheelsandmore

What about power? Well, the company has developed a new stainless steel exhaust system with remote-operable flaps that it claims will add around 15 horsepower and will also give the Roma an exciting sound that's more in tune with cars of the non-turbo Ferrari era. In addition, a plug-and-play tuning module is available that promises up to 690 hp and 652 lb-ft of torque, up from 612 hp and 560 lb-ft. This module also features safety parameters and won't enhance performance until optimum operating temperatures have been reached. However, none of this is cheap. Wheels start at over $8,600 per set and the tuning module costs around $3,800, while the exhaust hasn't been priced.

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Wheelsandmore
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