Ferrari brings back the soft top on the 2024 Roma Spyder

Ferrari brings back the soft top on the 2024 Roma Spyder

  • Ferrari has taken the roof off the beautiful Roma coupe to create the 2024 Roma Spyder, the successor to the Portofino M.
  • The design remained mostly the same, but Ferrari redesigned the rear spoiler, added a wind deflector, and strengthened the chassis and bodywork.
  • The Roma Spyder still produces 612 horsepower from its turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8.

For the first time since the 1969 365GTS/4, a front-engine Ferrari will have a fabric top. Today Ferrari revealed the Roma Spyder, chopping the roof off its elegant V-8-powered coupe and replacing it with a retractable soft top. The Roma Spyder Has Replaced The Portofino M In Ferrari’s Lineup, As Reported By Our Friends road and track,

Fortunately, Ferrari left the exterior mostly unchanged, with the Roma Spyder retaining the long hood and smooth curves of its coupe sibling. The soft top can be pitched to 37 mph in just 13.5 seconds, and is made using a special multi-layer fabric weave. The active rear spoiler has been redesigned and reconfigured for roofless driving, with three positions that increase downforce the faster you steer. Ferrari also strengthened the rear of the chassis, and claims the Roma is only 185 pounds heavier than the Spyder coupe.

The cabin has the same refined look as the original Roma, with an 8.4-inch vertical screen and a metal gear selector plate surrounded by luscious leather and faux suede. Ferrari says that the steering wheel buttons have been revised for easier use and the start button is now red. Ferrari focused on reducing wind noise and turbulence with the top-down, adding a 5-mm aerodynamic element to the top of the windshield and a wind deflector that pops up by rotating the backrests of the rear seats at the push of a button. Is. It can’t be opened with rear passengers, but given the tight quarters in the rear of the Roma, we imagine this will hardly be a problem.

The heart of the Roma Spyder is unchanged, with the turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 still pumping out a whopping 612 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque, sending it to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic . Ferrari has made minor changes to the gearbox that improve fuel efficiency, and the Roma Spider comes with the latest version of the Slide Slip Control system that manages traction and stability control and allows for predictable drift.

Despite the prodigious power, the Roma Spyder is more of a cruiser than a track weapon, and comes with plenty of convenience features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and 18-way power-adjustable heated seats, if not for the option of neck warmers. Plus you want to keep the top down in cold weather.

No pricing was provided for the Roma Spyder, but we estimate it to start around $280,000, compared to the $247,310 base price for the coupe. Ferrari hasn’t even revealed when the Roma Spyder will go on sale, but we expect the Roma Spyder to start providing top-down thrills by the end of the year.

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