Ferrari Roma Spider.. Ferrari Roma Spider. It was inevitable that Ferrari would add a convertible version of its elegant Roma coupé . Unveiled yesterday at a special event at the El Badi Palace in Marrakech, Morocco, the new Roma Spider adopts a soft top, something not seen on a front-engined Ferrari since the 1969 365 GTS4.
The Roma Spider’s soft top can be customized both in terms of fabric and seams. Functionally, note that it articulates in just 13.5 seconds, up to a speed of 60 km/h. In addition, the little space it takes up once stored is an advantage on the loading side. The only volume specified, however, is that with the roof in place (255 litres).
The driver can press a button to deploy a wind deflector from the rear seatback (when no one is seated there) to reduce turbulence in the cabin.
Ferrari explains that the rear overhang has been shortened slightly in order to bring the mass closer to the axle. The movable spoiler has also been modified to take into account the aerodynamic characteristics of the convertible and can be adjusted to three different positions.
For the rest, the design is essentially the same, including the 20-inch wheels, the diffuser and the four exhaust tips, but the weight is still increased by 84 kg (total of 1,556 kg).
As for the engine housing under the long hood, we’re talking about the same 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 as in the Roma coupe, except for the new oil pump. Power rises to 612 horsepower at 7,500 rpm, while 80% of the 561 lb-ft of torque is available from 1,900 rpm.
With the eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes place in an identical time of 3.4 seconds. Top speed is 320 km/h.
00:00 Ferrari Roma Spider.
02:07 Vehicle interior.