We'd love Ferrari to make another shooting brake.
The Ferrari Roma is the latest grand tourer from the Prancing Horse. Under the hood sits a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 612 horsepower 560 lb-ft of torque mated to a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is shared with the new SF90 Stradale. Ferrari claims the car can hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and 124 mph in 9.3 seconds, which is quicker than the convertible Portofino.
With a 2+ seating arrangement (basically two tiny back seats), Ferrari expects the Roma to attract SUV buyers who have never owned a proper sports car. The Roma will only be offered as a hardtop coupe but rendering artist X-Tomi Design has imagined what it might look like as a convertible and a shooting brake. If Ferrari really wants to steal SUV buyers, a shooting brake might not be a terrible idea.
Let's start with the convertible, which looks drastically different than the Portofino. X-Tomi named it the Roma GTS to match the 812 GTS and we think it looks brilliant. In fact, we actually prefer this hypothetical Roma convertible to the Portofino. But since the Portofino already exists as its own standalone model, we doubt Ferrari will ever chop the roof off the Roma and cannibalize sales.
X-Tomi also rendered a two-door wagon version of the Roma, which is also known as a shooting brake. This also looks fantastic, but also equally unlikely because Ferrari already builds a shooting brake called the GTC4Lusso.
The GTC4Lusso is already a niche vehicle, so we highly doubt Ferrari would ever want to build a second shooting brake. And even though both of these renderings look phenomenal, we think the Roma looks fine as-is. After revealing the Roma, Ferrari will take a break from revealing any new models in 2020 to let customers settle into the new lineup. We expect Ferrari's product onslaught to resume in 2021, which will notably include the company's first SUV, the Purosangue.