And the proceeds will be donated to a children's charity.
Is there a better-looking new Ferrari than the Roma GT? It's up for debate, but the stunning Roma makes a strong case for itself, while the sonorous 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine ensures that this is a car for all the senses. But rather than just a means of tearing up the autobahn in style, Ferrari is using the Roma for an altogether more noble purpose.
The Italian automaker has announced that it is joining up with Save the Children once again, whereby one of the first examples of the Roma in North America will be auctioned off to support the charity that has served over 178,000 children. The move comes a few years after a LaFerrari Aperta was auctioned off back in 2017, an event that raised $10 million for the charity's various education initiatives.
Raising awareness for the Roma auction will be Maroon 5's Adam Levine and his wife, philanthropist Behati Prinsloo. "Behati and I couldn't be happier to be part of this unique project and ultimately help a charity that we are fully supportive of," said Levine. A Ferrari enthusiast himself, Levine has owned the likes of a 1966 330 GTC and a 1965 275 GTB/2.
"We're delighted to open the next chapter of Ferrari's ongoing collaboration with Save the Children," said Matteo Torre, President of Ferrari North America. "We believe that during this crisis, it is our responsibility to help those who don't often have a voice and to address their challenges to ensure that children continue to learn and grow."
Although the Roma is expected to carry a price of around $230,000, the auctioned example here will likely sell for far above this amount. If we could, we'd be bidding on it too; among the Roma's many attributes are its gorgeous lines, a revolutionary cabin layout with a uniquely crafted space for the front-seat passenger, and that magical 612-hp V8. It shares this engine with the Portofino but because the Roma weighs a bit less and has been tuned to deliver a bit more power, it's even quicker.
The lucky individual that drives off in the Roma won't just be at the helm of one of Ferrari's finest sports cars, but they would have played their part in benefitting a great cause, too.