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The Ferrari Roma Explained


The last twelve months have been kind to fans of Ferrari. This doesn’t apply to their performance in Formula One, but instead the new models released by Ferrari in 2019 – 2020. Throughout the last twelve months, five new vehicles have been unveiled by the Italian Horses. The most recent is the Ferrari Roma Coupe, which was unveiled in November 2019.

Ferrari has officially provided details regarding this new vehicle on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Consumers were informed about the Roma Coupes aerodynamics, the inspiration for its design, and specifications for its internals. Those specifications include a Turbocharged 3.9-Litre V Engine, which will be boasted with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Subsequently, this will allow for the Roma Coupe to maintain 611 Horsepower with 561 Pounds of Torque. The result should be a vehicle that is unlike anything that Ferrari has designed in the past.

Additional developments to the Roma Coupe included a reduction in weight, with Ferrari mentioning that this vehicle is 70% lighter than the Portofino. This means 440 pounds less of weight that would influence cornering, speed acceleration, and countless other factors. All these improvements were possible by a reduction in the chassis with the combination of carbon materials.

The Design & Inspiration

The Ferrari Corporation hasn’t provided any insight as to when the Roma Coupe will be released in 2020. However, when it’s time for this vehicle to hit European streets, the aerodynamics will surely give consumers the ride of their life. This has a lot to do with the design efforts, which implements a new form-factor for the spoiler. Downforce is increased by 40% compared to the Portofino in return, providing considerably lower drag when required. There’s a new wing that remains flush to the year, which will keep the cars downforce momentum going forward in the corners. Subsequently, this adds up to be more than 209 pounds of downforce in comparison to the Portofino.

When it applies to the inspiration for this design, the team behind the Roma Coupe referred to the driving experiences received in Rome throughout the 1950s and 60s. Ferrari wants to celebrate their heritage in Italy by providing a vehicle similar to the Front-Engine Grand Touring Vehicles from the 60s. Subsequently, the design ends up being minimal in comparison to the Portofino. However, some fans have claimed this is the purest design to come from Ferrari in decades. For the old school fans, the Ferrari Roma Coupe is highly welcomed in their garage.