Ferrari’s new GT is here to crush the Aston DB11.
We knew Ferrari was testing a new front-engined GT car, which was rumored to use a new V6 engine. Well, Ferrari has just revealed the all-new Roma and much to our surprise, it's got the company's award-winning 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood. This is the same engine used in other Ferrari models like the Portofino and F8 Tributo.
Ferrari has seemingly positioned the Roma between those cars with around 612 horsepower from 5,750 to 7,500 rpm and around 560 lb-ft of torque from 3,000 to 5,750 rpm. All of the power is routed out to the rear wheels through a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is shared with the SF90 Stradale.
Ferrari hasn't given us much information about where the Roma will sit in its lineup but we assume it will be positioned above the Portofino given its slight uptick in performance. The Roma will hit 62 mph in 3.4 seconds (a tenth quicker than the Portofino) and hit 124 mph in 9.3 seconds. Like its convertible sibling, the Roma features what Ferrari calls '2+' seating, meaning the rear seats will likely be suitable only for children.
Inside, the Roma has a cabin design all of its own, which completely eliminates any notion that the Roma is just a Portofino with a fixed roof. The infotainment display features a vertical layout and there is a secondary screen in front of the passenger. It appears Ferrari has also designed a new gauge cluster with larger digital screens to the left and right of the central tachometer.
Ferrari says the Roma derives its name from its distinctive flair and style, which is meant to be a contemporary representation of the carefree way of life in Rome during the 1950s and '60s. Visually, the Roma looks different than any other modern Ferrari with its unique grille, headlights, and wide stance in the rear. There is no word on how much the Roma will cost be we expect it to be a bit more than the Portofino, which starts at $215,000.