The Ferrari Roma, the new mid-front-engined 2+ coupé of the Prancing Horse, features refined proportions and timeless design combined with unparalleled performance and handling. With its distinctive flair and style, the car is a contemporary representation of the carefree, pleasurable way of life that characterised Rome in the 1950s and ‘60s. The approach taken by the Ferrari Styling Centre for the Ferrari Roma’s exterior centres around clean design and absolute symbiosis between its various elements with harmonious proportions and pure, elegant volumes. To underscore that formal minimalism, all superfluous detailing has been removed. The Ferrari Roma’s design took inspiration from the concept of sporty elegance celebrated in the most legendary grand touring Ferraris of the 1960s, front-engined cars with simple yet elegant forms and a 2+ fastback coupé design. The Ferrari Roma shares
many of these characteristics and embodies an extremely modern design language; its pure, refined styling and perfect proportions cleverly conceal Ferrari’s signature power and sportiness. The sober, spare front of the car looks sculpted from a single block of metal, creating an overhanging shark nose effect. The wide front bonnet and sinuous wings perfectly flow into one another, in line with Ferrari’s traditional styling cues. The designers sought to preserve the minimalist elegance of the car’s forms by removing any vents or superfluous decorations; for instance, engine cooling is guaranteed by surfaces locally perforated only where strictly necessary, creating a new interpretation of the grille concept. The two linear full-LED headlights, which lend the front of the car a distinctive character, are traversed by a horizontal light strip that
brings a sense of tension to the car, in a nod to the iconic Ferrari Monza SPs. The small, wraparound rear screen incorporates an active aero device with the aim of preserving the car’s purity of form, the leitmotif of the entire Ferrari Roma design. The rear of the car is characterised by the modernity of the tail; technological developments made it possible to reduce the dimensions of the taillight assembly, resulting in a minimalist and iconic form. In the Ferrari Roma, the twin taillights look like gems set into the volume. Linear light strips create a dialogue with the nolder, generating a sort of continuous virtual line. A compact aerodynamic diffuser that incorporates the fences and the exhausts completes the rear of the car. The Ferrari Roma represents the pinnacle of performance in this category, thanks to its turbo-charged V8 from the family of engines that has won the overall International Engine of the Year award four years running. In this version, the engine reaches 620 cv at 7500 rpm and is coupled with the new 8-speed DCT gearbox that was introduced on the SF90 Stradale. The Ferrari Roma’s chassis benefits from the technology developed by Ferrari for its new generation models; both bodyshell and chassis have been redesigned to incorporate the latest weight reduction and advanced production technologies. In fact, 70% of its components are entirely new. The mid-front-engined 2+ Ferrari Roma has the best weight/power ratio in its segment (2.37 kg/cv), which enhances handling dynamics and responsiveness. The Ferrari Roma’s dynamic development was focused on delivering superior driving pleasure and comfort thanks to the remarkable reduction in mass and to the introduction of the latest evolution of the Side Slip Control, which includes the F1-Traction Control, Electronic-Differential 3, and Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer systems among others.
The Ferrari Roma has lower mass and a lower centre of gravity with regard to previous Ferrari GT models. Despite the wheelbase being
unchanged, it also has a lower moment of inertia. This resulted in the mid-front-engined V8 2+ car with the best weight/power ratio in the
segment (2.37 kg/cv), aimed at delivering unprecedented performance
for a model of this kind. Specifically, 70% of the components in the car’s
bodyshell and chassis are new and this has also increased torsional
rigidity. A jump which also boosts comfort by improving bump
absorption and lending a feeling of solidity while driving.
ON-BOARD CONTROL SYSTEMS
The Ferrari Roma embraces the Side Slip Control 6.0 concept, which
incorporates an algorithm that delivers a precise estimate of sideslip to
the on-board control systems. The SSC 6.0 integrates systems such as
the E-Diff, F1-Trax, SCM-E Frs and Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer, the latter
debuting in the Race position on the Ferrari Roma. The aim of the 5- position manettino is to make the Ferrari Roma’s handling and grip even
more accessible by extending the setting ranges thanks to the introduction of the Race position. Consistent with the car’s basic mechanical set-up, this arrangement is focused on boosting fun behind the wheel.
FERRARI DYNAMIC ENHANCER
Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer is a lateral dynamic control system which
gently adjusts brake pressure on one or more wheels depending on the
situation. On the Ferrari Roma it is being used solely in the Race setting
of the manettino. The main purpose of the FDE is to maximise fun behind the wheel by making the sideslip dynamics smoother, more predictable and controllable. //FDE is not a stability control system; indeed, it flanks the traditional stability control system (VDC) to make the sideslip dynamics smoother, more predictable and controllable. This supports the whole target of the Race position itself, which is driving pleasure and fun behind the wheel. The new formal approach to the interior led to the creation of two driver and passenger safety cells, an evolution of the Dual Cockpit concept. Surfaces and functions are organiçally distributed in the
cockpit, which is defined by elements that unfold seamlessly around the concept and perception of space. Unlike Ferrari sports cars, typically built around the figure of the driver, the cockpit of the Ferrari Roma has an almost symmetrical structure. This makes for a more organic distribution of space and functions, so that the passenger feels extremely involved in the driving.
ENGINE SPECS – 4.0L V8 8AT (620 HP)CYLINDERSV8 DISPLACEMENT3855 cm3POWER456 KW @ 5750-7500 RPM
620 HP @ 5750-7500 RPM
612 BHP @ 5750-7500 RPMTORQUE561 lb-ft @ 3000-5750 RPM
760 Nm @ 3000-5750 RPMFUEL SYSTEMTurbocharged Direct Injection FUELGasoline FUEL CAPACITY21.1 gallons (79.9 L)PERFORMANCE SPECS TOP SPEED199 mph (320 km/h)ACCELERATION 0-62 MPH (0-100 KPH)3.4 sTRANSMISSION SPECS DRIVE TYPERear Wheel Drive GEARBOX8-speed automatic BRAKES SPECS FRONTVentilated Discs REARVentilated Discs TIRES SPECS TIRE SIZE245/35 ZR20 // 285/35 ZR20 DIMENSIONS LENGTH183.3 in (4656 mm)WIDTH77.7 in (1974 mm)HEIGHT51.2 in (1300 mm)FRONT/REAR TRACK61.5/0 in (1,562/0 mm)WHEELBASE105.1 in (2670 mm)GROUND CLEARANCE4.5 in (114 mm)CARGO VOLUME9.6 cuFT (272 L)WEIGHT SPECS UNLADEN WEIGHT3461 lbs (1570 kg)