The Ferrari Roma made its global debut late last year and is now available on sale in India. The price for the new Italian front-engined supercar is now revealed online and the Roma will set you back with an asking price of Rs. 3.61 crore (ex-showroom). This, of course, is before you opt for different seats, alloys, colours, feature upgrades or performance enhancements. A well-specced version would be anything around Rs. 5 crore (on-road). The Ferrari Roma is not only an all-new offering but also marks a first in many ways for the iconic Italian automaker including a completely new design language for the exterior and interior, while offering a 2+2 seating layout. And, if you missed the reference, it does pay homage to the historic Italian city of Rome with its name. Ferrari dealerships in Mumbai and Delhi are accepting bookings for the supercar.
The all-new Ferrari Roma is one of the most likeable designs to come out of Maranello with its minimalist styling. The low-slung grille stands out complemented by the sleek, upswept LED headlamps while the long bonnet that blends into the cockpit of the car. The roofline curves into the stubby boot in a typical GT fashion, bringing that quintessential fastback design. The iconic Ferrari 250 GT Lusso served as the inspiration for the modern-day Roma while the haunches on the front wheels are reminiscent of the 365 GTC/4. The rear also gets a clean appearance with the split LED taillights and quad exhausts, while the electronic spoiler is integrated into the tailgate and wise rise at high speeds for effective downforce.
The Ferrari Roma is four-seater, although the rear seats are best reserved for children. The front seats are where you want to spend most of your time and the seats are divided by a massive centre console housing a plethora of buttons and gadgetry. The cockpit, in its literal sense, gets a curved dashboard and incorporates a 16-inch digital instrument console with a multi-function steering wheel that retains its F1 origins. The quick-access buttons are now capacitive for a more dynamic driving experience. Like the GTC4 Lusso and the newer Ferrari cars, the Roma also comes with a digital readout on the passenger side giving you all the details in real-time.
Talking about the matters of the heart, the front-engined Ferrari Roma is powered by the 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The award-winning handcrafted motor develops 620PS and 760Nm of peak torque, with power sent to the rear wheels using the 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. This is the same gearbox that’s been used on the SF90 Stradale. With a kerb weight of 1570kg, the Roma is breathtakingly fast with an incredible power-to-weight ratio and can sprint from 0-100kmph in just 3.4 seconds while the top speed stands at 320kmph.
The Ferrari Roma is built at the automaker’s Maranello facility for the world and bookings are open at dealerships in Mumbai and Delhi. Deliveries for the GT model will begin only next year. The Ferrari Roma will be an interesting addition to the garages of the elite and we can’t wait to see these on our roads.