The latest addition to the illustrious Prancing Horse’s stable is none other than the Ferrari Roma Spider, a convertible model that impeccably blends the vintage charm of the hardtop with a retractable fabric roof that can be closed at up to 37.28 mph within a mere 13.5 seconds.
The retractable soft top’s unique design forced the Roma Spider’s masterful designers to tweak the rear window’s shape and sculpt the rear deck with a body-color fascia that divides the area into two separate compartments to accommodate the roof. The lower segment beautifully merges with an active carbon-fiber spoiler.
Ferrari provides prospective buyers with a chance to select custom fabrics and contrasting stitching for the roof. In addition, to ensure optimum comfort with the top down, the rear bench’s backrest features a power-deploying wind deflector that can be integrated seamlessly.
Like its coupe variant, the Roma Spider comes equipped with a twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 engine that churns out a prodigious 612 horsepower and a maximum torque of 561 pound-feet. The engine’s redline sits at an impressive 7,500 rpm. Furthermore, the only gearbox option available is a dual-clutch eight-speed automatic.
Ferrari claims that the Roma Spider can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in a mere 3.4 seconds and reach 124 mph in a swift 9.7 seconds. Comparatively, the hardtop version takes the same time to reach 62 mph but hits the 124 mph mark in 9.3 seconds. Ferrari confidently quotes both models’ top speeds to exceed an astounding 199 mph.
The Roma Spider’s roof-opening system adds 185.2 pounds of extra weight to the vehicle, making it heavier than its hardtop counterpart. The power wind deflector also contributes to the increased weight.
The Roma Spider offers a luxurious and comfortable experience on long drives, with electrically adjustable 18-way seats that can be heated, while neck warmers are an optional extra for added comfort. The interior design mirrors that of the hardtop, with a towering center console that separates the front passengers, and the driver is provided with a digital instrument cluster. An 8.4-inch central display is available, and customers can also specify an optional screen on the passenger side.
As of now, Ferrari has not disclosed pricing and availability information for the Roma Spider in the United States.
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