Ferrari, the esteemed Italian manufacturer of luxury cars, is expanding its lineup by introducing a new model called the Roma Spider, a convertible with a soft top. This latest addition to Ferrari’s collection is a front-engine sports car that combines a soft top, a feature not seen since the 365 GTS4 in 1969.
The Roma Spider boasts a five-fold Z-fold top that can be effortlessly opened with a button in just 13.5 seconds, even while driving at speeds of up to 60 km/h. Additionally, it incorporates a patented wind deflector integrated into the rear seat’s backrest, ensuring a smooth and serene ride for passengers even when the top is down. This wind deflector can be extended at speeds of up to 170 km/h. The rear seats can be folded to provide additional storage space, which is a commendable addition considering that the Roma Spider still offers 255 liters of storage capacity.
The Spider model replaces the cockpit and all the functionalities of the Roma Coupé. The touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel have been subtly modified, and the engine start button now illuminates in red. Furthermore, the Roma Spider shares the same engine as the Roma Coupé, namely a 3.9-liter Biturbo V8 that produces 620 horsepower and 760 Nm of torque.
To compensate for the reduced torsional stiffness caused by the absence of a fixed roof, Ferrari has reinforced the side skirts, strengthened the A-pillars, and incorporated a sharp windshield frame. These measures, combined with a carbon fiber rear spoiler, ensure that the Roma Spider still provides an unparalleled driving experience.
Ferrari has not yet disclosed the price or availability of the Roma Spider. However, it is expected to replace the Portofino M, which is anticipated to be phased out from Ferrari’s model range. It remains uncertain whether the Roma Spider will be priced lower than the Portofino M or higher than the Roma Coupé. Nevertheless, automobile enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await the release of the Roma Spider.