More pictures and a video of the Ferrari Roma in the Italian capital have been revealed.
It's been a good year for Ferrari. The SF90 Formula One car finished second in the constructor's championship, while five new road cars were unveiled to the public. Ferrari isn't known for churning out new cars at a rapid rate, and the Ferrari Roma coupe was unveiled last month with scant details attached. Now, Ferrari has given us more information, along with pictures and a video, as well as providing insight into its design inspirations.
As expected, the Ferrari Roma shares the turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 from the Ferrari Portofino convertible and makes 611 horsepower along with 561 lb-ft of torque.
The Roma's engine benefits from new cam profiles, a speed sensor, and an extra 500 rpm available to play with. Attached to that is a new 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox that is more compact and 13 lbs lighter than its 7-speed predecessor. The Roma also features the automaker's dynamic control system and Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer, the latter of which works in Race Mode to adjust brake pressure on the wheels.
Along with the stunningly sculpted bodywork, Ferrari has concentrated on adding lightness to the Roma that weighs in 440 pounds lighter than the Portofino. The chassis gets the benefit of Ferrari engineer's latest development, and the company says 70% of the components are new to the Roma.
To preserve the lines of the Roma's bodywork, and to keep drag low when downforce isn't needed, it has a new spoiler that deploys at high speeds. When deployed, it can produce up to 209 extra lbs of downforce on top of the non-adjustable aerodynamics.
Ferrari says that the inspiration for the Dolce is "La Nuova Dolce Vita," or "the good life" in English, and is designed to evoke the style and feel of Rome during the middle of last century. It was the 1960s when the front-engined grand tourers were king, and design was kept elegantly simple, although Ferrari likes to use the word "pure."