Based mostly upon the Ferrari Portofino, which itself was based mostly on the Ferrari California T, it fairly presumably essentially the most unassuming-looking automobile that has come out of Maranello for fairly a while.
That isn’t to say, nevertheless, that it lacks in what makes an Italian supercar a particular beast.
Beginning up entrance, below the hood, you’ve a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, 612 BHP V8 that you would be able to rev the nuts out of and it’ll hold going.
It additionally has a extra considerable Ferrari scream to it, because the exhaust, by way of some science and technical wizardry sprinkled about, has GPF (Gasoline Particulate Filters) catalyzers. These, in flip, are smaller than the typical catalytic converter filters, and there are not any silencers afterward.
So what you get is Euro 6 emissions compliant (which in impact means it beats California’s emissions rules), but in addition uncooked and straight from the engine. In truth, the one noise canceling characteristic is a set of load delicate bypass valves that hold it purring at low load, however allow you to get a correct scream if you ground it.
The Roma has its transmission mounted to the rear axle, with a prop shaft between the rear of the engine and the entrance of the 8-speed dual-clutch unit. The DCT itself is borrowed from the SF90 Stradale, with a number of tweaked ratios to provide very good acceleration in decrease gears, and cozy economic system cruising for the lengthy, sweeping motorways that unfold throughout Europe.
The closest automobile that Ferrari has made beforehand to what the Roma feels wish to drive is, fairly extremely, the 550 Maranello from the 1990s. A low slung, 2+2 with a small cabin, lengthy bonnet, clear traces, grip you’ll by no means anticipate the automobile to have, and a sense of simply with the ability to chase the horizon till both the solar goes down otherwise you run out of gas.