A few years after its debut, Ferrari’s newest front-engine GT is lastly getting a convertible. These spy photographs present a prototype of the Ferrari Roma Spider. It is tough to inform how far alongside the automobile could also be based mostly on the great camouflage, however there are some minor issues we will glean.
The entrance and sides are closely lined, however it’s a secure wager that they will be just about unchanged from the Roma coupe. The roof space and the rear are the components we’re most enthusiastic about, since all of them want to vary for a folding prime. The rear trunk/prime cowl appears to have a rising part that would go into some flying buttress-style cowls just like the 812 GTS. This would possibly counsel the Roma convertible will even have a foldaway hardtop just like the 812 and Ferrari’s different mid-engine sports activities vehicles. It will all assist the Roma have a extra constant look that might be tough with extra folding sections or perhaps a delicate roof.
When it reaches manufacturing, the Roma ought to get the identical twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 making 611 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque and eight-speed dual-clutch transmission because the coupe. It can probably be a bit heavier. It can additionally probably put the way forward for the Portofino M in query. The Portofino was kind of the entry level for the Ferrari line, however it’s extraordinarily outdated, having been based mostly on the California, and it will not have the distinctive gross sales level of being a convertible to the Roma’s coupe.