Ferrari's latest creation is a retro-styled front-engined coupé.
We've seen quite a few Ferrari models in the past that shared their names with Italian cities (Maranello, Modena, Portofino, etc.). And this time too, Ferrari has continued with the tradition and called its latest front-engined V8 '2+' coupé the Roma (named after the Italian capital). The name Roma isn't the only bit reminiscent of the Italian capital here. In fact, Ferrari says the smooth & rather minimalist design of the Roma coupé 'is a contemporary representation of the carefree, pleasurable way of life that characterised Rome in the 1950s and '60s.' That's quite evident from the design based on smooth-flowing surfaces rather than edgy, swooping air intakes all around. The design also indicates that it's a Ferrari meant for convenient, everyday use.
Powering the Roma coupé is Ferrari's 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 that produces 611.5bhp & 760Nm of torque. The Roma shares its 8-speed DCT gearbox with the SF90 Stradale. Ferrari's data shows that the Roma is capable of reaching a top speed north of 320mk/h, with the 0-100km/h time pegged at just 3.4 seconds. Inside, the Roma features an unusually high centre console (compared to other Ferrari models) with a portrait-style top-mounted infotainment touchscreen. Even the instrument cluster is fully digital.
As Ferrari has not revealed any other interior shot of the Roma, we can't really confirm what the '2+' indicates in the car's official description. Since reports suggest the Roma is essentially a rebadged counterpart for a hard-top Portofino, the '2+' could indicate the presence of a very compact 2nd row of seats. However, this is yet to be confirmed.