New entry-level convertible takes form


Ferrari engineers have been noticed testing a convertible model of the beautiful Roma.

The lights of the prototype verify it as a Roma however the roof profile is completely different. The thick camouflage gear additionally has a separate part only for the roof, offering the engineers with quick access to the roof.

The automotive, which is rumored to be known as a Roma Spider, is presently anticipated to reach late this yr or early subsequent. A debut on the Paris motor present in October is a robust chance. It’ll doubtless arrive in showrooms subsequent yr as a 2024 mannequin.

What is not clear is whether or not the automotive will characteristic a retractable hard-top roof or a lighter soft-top design. Nevertheless, we will depend on the identical twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8 discovered within the Roma coupe nestled below the hood. The engine delivers 612 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque.

Followers may surprise why Ferrari is creating a Roma convertible when there’s already the mechanically related Portofino M convertible. It is attainable the Roma convertible will take over the entry-level convertible responsibility because the Portofino M is near reaching the everyday five-year lifespan of a Ferrari.

The Portofino M was launched in 2017 and may hint its roots to the California convertible launched in 2008. The Roma, which was launched in 2019, rides on a considerably upgraded model of the platform discovered below the Portofino M, making it rather more fashionable.

Keep tuned for updates as growth continues.


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