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Ferrari unveiled its new V8 Coupe, the Roma

The new Ferrari Roma has been unveiled to the world’s media. The latest coupé from Maranello features timeless and sublimely refined design and has all the power and agility required to guarantee a unique driving experience. Its signature Italian styling is a contemporary reinterpretation of the carefree lifestyle of 1950s and ‘60s Rome, from which it takes its evocative name, Roma.

Stylistically, the Ferrari Roma is characterised by clean and symbiotic forms. Its beautifully harmonious proportions and elegantly pure, balanced volumes are very much in line with the Ferrari mid-front-engined grand touring tradition of which the 250 GT Berlinetta lusso and 250 GT 2+2 are the most iconic examples, and from which the car takes its inspiration. It embodies an extremely modern design language which underlines its authentic, refined styling. At the same time, its sleek lines retain the sporty vocation shared by all Ferraris.

To guarantee best-in-class performance whilst still retaining the stylistic purity of its bloodline, Ferrari’s engineers developed several leading-edge technologies, most notably a mobile rear spoiler integrated into the rear screen designed to retain the car’s formal elegance when retracted and guarantee the downforce essential for the Ferrari Roma’s extraordinary performance by automatically deploying at high speeds. 

The Prancing Horse’s new 2+ coupé sports a V8 turbo engine that punches out 620 cv at 7,500 rpm, making it the most powerful in its segment. A member of the V8 family that has won the International Engine of the Year four years in a row, it features Variable Boost Management for instantaneous throttle response. With the adoption of Gasoline Particulate Filters, meticulous attention was also focused on the sound of the exhaust system which has been completely redesigned, removing the silencers and introducing new bypass valves.

The car’s new 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox is more compact and 6 kg lighter than its 7-speed predecessor. As well as reducing fuel consumption and emissions, shifts are faster and smoother which makes the car even more responsive on the open road, but also especially comfortable in town and during stop & start driving situations.

The Ferrari Roma’s chassis benefits from the modular technology developed by Ferrari for its new generation models. Both bodyshell and chassis have been redesigned to incorporate the latest weight reduction and advanced production technologies. In fact, 70% of its components are entirely new. The mid-front-engined 2+ Ferrari Roma has the best weight/power ratio in its segment (2.37 kg/cv) which enhances handling dynamics and responsiveness.

The Ferrari Roma features Ferrari’s cutting-edge vehicle dynamics systems, the most notable example being the Side Slip Control 6.0 (a first on a Ferrari GT car) with 5-position manettino and Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer which controls yaw angle by hydraulically adjusting brake pressure at the callipers.

Technical Specifications

ENGINE

Type                                                    V8 – 90° turbo

Overall displacement                          3855 cc

Bore and stroke                                   86.5 mm x 82 mm

Max. power output*                           456 kW (620 cv) at 5750 – 7500 rpm

Max. torque                                         760 Nm at 3000 –  5750 rpm

Max. engine speed                              7500 rpm

Compression ratio                              9.45:1

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Length                                                 4656 mm

Width                                                  1974 mm

Height                                                 1301 mm

Wheelbase                                          2670 mm

Front track                                           1652 mm

Rear track                                            1679 mm

Kerb weight**                                     1570 kg

Dry weight**                                       1472 kg

Dry weight/power                               2.37 kg/cv

Boot capacity                                      272 litres/ 345 litres

Fuel tank capacity                               80 l

TYRES AND WHEELS

Front                                                    245/35 ZR20; 8J x 20”

Rear                                                     285/35 ZR20; 10J x 20”

BRAKES

Front                                                    390 mm x 34 mm

Rear                                                     360 mm x 32 mm

TRANSMISSION AND GEARBOX

                                                            8-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox

Electronic controls                              EPS, VDC, ABS with EBD, F1-TCS, E-Diff3, SSC 6.0, FDE, SCM-E Frs

Performance

0-100 km/h                                         3.4 s

0-200 km/h                                         9.3 s

Max. speed                                          > 320 km/h

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