Striking out in a new design direction, the new Ferrari Roma is a GT that’s wowing people around the globe. Not over-styled and not under-styled, this just-right car is super easy on the eyes. Ferrari says the design language is “a contemporary reinterpretation of the carefree lifestyle of the 1950s and ‘60s Rome,” hence the name.
All Ferraris should be true performers, even thought that’s not always held up, but the Roma on paper sounds appealing. A turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 puts out about 456 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque with a 7500 rpm redline. Unsurprisingly, the Ferrari Roma uses an 8-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission, but gear changes no doubt are extremely quick.
Even more interesting is a dry weight of about 3,200 pounds. All that power in such a lightweight package should make the Roma quite quick. In fact, Ferrari claims 0-62 comes in 3.4 seconds, which is definitely impressive. The top sped is 198 mph, not bad for a non-hypercar.
Being a GT, there are some nice comforts in the Ferrari Roma, like cruise control. The driver gets to use haptic controls and a 16-inch digital gauge cluster. There’s also an 8.4-inch infotainment screen. The driver and passenger sit in separate “cells.”