Published on March 17th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
Ferrari Roma Spider Shown With Convertible Soft Top
The Ferrari Roma Spider brings a convertible soft top to the mix.
Ferrari has just released its latest model, the Ferrari Roma Spider, and it is making waves in the automotive world. This Spider is based on the hugely successful V8 2+ concept of the Ferrari Roma, but with a twist. The adoption of a soft top has made a welcome return to the Prancing Horse range on a front-engined car after 54 years, since the 1969 365 GTS4 (that we saw with our own eyes last year).
The Ferrari Roma Spider maintains the proportions, volumes, and specifications of the Ferrari Roma, but with a new and modern take on the soft-top design.
There are extensive personalisation options that include sophisticated, bespoke fabrics and contrasting stitching. This Spider’s design underlines its exuberant character, making it a truly stunning sight.
The coupe’s tapering, fastback roofline has been redesigned, and the rear screen has been modified to incorporate it into the soft top so that it can fold below the tonneau cover when open. On the Ferrari Roma Spider, the original styling theme has become a body-colour band running across the base of the roof that divides the carbon-fibre active spoiler from the roof and rear screen, creating a seamlessly integrated tonneau cover. When the soft top is lowered, the active spoiler visually connects with the rear bench and headrests.
A new material has been used for the Ferrari Roma Spider’s soft-top, giving it a sophisticated air. The special fabric weaves were selected and developed in colour combinations that highlight the car’s twin souls, one more elegant and the other sportier.
The bespoke finish with two-tone weave draws on a palette of four colours highlighting the refined, haute couture nature of the fabric.
Functionally, the soft top deploys in just 13.5 seconds and can be actioned at up to 60 km/h. The fact that it is so compact also yields a larger boot and boosts the car’s versatility. A new, patented wind deflector integrated into the backrest of the rear bench can be deployed by a button on the central tunnel, guaranteeing exceptional in-car occupant comfort without taking up any space in the car.
The Ferrari Roma Spider retains the Ferrari Roma’s excellent dynamic characteristics. It boasts a best-in-class weight/power ratio thanks not only to its soft top but also to its all-aluminium chassis and 3,855cc V8 twin scroll turbocharged engine good for 620 PS and 760Nm of torque. The engine is coupled with Ferrari’s universally-acclaimed 8-speed DCT known for its incredibly fast shift times as well as excellent standards of comfort and mechanical efficiency.
This Spider is not just rewardingly easy to drive; it is also extremely dynamic and responsive, making it the perfect companion on out-of-town weekends and longer journeys alike. The Ferrari Roma Spider’s features are designed to make it superbly versatile, including a category-topping boot size, a hatch via the rear seat backrests to allow larger items to be carried, and standard wireless connectivity by Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay® Wi-Fi. The 18-way-adjustable heated ergonomic seats are also available with an optional neck warmer for colder days.