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News Ferrari Roma: A (handsome) Portofino coupe by another name

23:56  13 november  2019
23:56  13 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Ferrari Roma Is Maranello’s New, Modern Ode to the GT

  Ferrari Roma Is Maranello’s New, Modern Ode to the GT Roma evokes the sweet life with its mid-front-engine proportions and claimed best-in-class performance. Ferrari has revealed these images of its new coupe, the Roma, at an event (fittingly) in Rome today.The new Roma will have a 3.8-liter turbocharged V-8 making 611 horsepower, teamed with the eight-speed transmission from the SF90 Stradale.A release date for the new model has not yet been announced.Ferrari is debuting its newest grand tourer, the Ferrari Roma, in—you guessed it—Rome.

Unlike the Portofino , the Roma gets a squintier front fascia, closer to the SF90 Stradale supercar. While the side profile reveals a simple (and refreshing) design with hips similar to the 812 Superfast, the rear also gets a more modern makeover with a rump similar in shape to the Portofino

The Ferrari Roma , the new mid-front-engined 2+ coupé of the Prancing Horse. The approach taken by the Ferrari Styling Centre for the Ferrari Roma ’s exterior centres around clean design and absolute symbiosis between its various elements with harmonious proportions and pure, elegant volumes.

a car parked in front of a building: I'll take two. Ferrari© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. I'll take two. Ferrari

Ferrari pulled a sneaky on us and did a little more than just show off a Portofinocoupe , as was expected. Instead, the Prancing Horse went ahead and restyled the body and dropped a new name: This is the Ferrari Roma.

The name, if it's not obvious, is a nod to Italy's capital city, and the simple, yet handsome design, is meant to recall a "pleasurable way of life" that characterized the city in the 1950s and '60s. I don't exactly know what Ferrari means by that, but I'll stick by my opinion that the design is good looking. Unlike the Portofino, the Roma gets a squintier front fascia, closer to the SF90 Stradale supercar. While the side profile reveals a simple (and refreshing) design with hips similar to the 812 Superfast, the rear also gets a more modern makeover with a rump similar in shape to the Portofino, but with futuristic taillights.

The 2020 Ferrari Roma Is a Sleek Twin-Turbo V-8 Coupe With 631 HP

  The 2020 Ferrari Roma Is a Sleek Twin-Turbo V-8 Coupe With 631 HP Ferrari's newest car is a front-engine grand-tourer with a whole lot of power. Great news everyone: Ferrari has a new car. It's called the Roma, and it was revealed today in the city of the same name during a private client event. It's a front-engined coupe packing the latest version of the company's twin-turbo V-8, paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and some stunning looks. According to Ferrari, the Roma is a "contemporary representation of the carefree, pleasurable way of life that characterized Rome in the Fifties and Sixties.

Ferrari Roma : “la Nuova Dolce Vita”. The new Prancing Horse V8 2+ coupé unveiled at a dedicated event in Rome. Not only is the Ferrari Roma an icon of Italian design, but it also represents the pinnacle of performance in this category, thanks to its turbo-charged V8 from the family of engines

Ferrari 's newest coupe ditches the California name in place of the Portofino nameplate. But what does this new designation mean exactly? Portofino is a name that now evokes two Italian style icons: one on wheels, and another of refined tourism.

a car parked on the side of a building© Ferrari

Ferrari also called this a "2 Plus" coupe, which isn't a designation it's used before. Typically, a number following the "plus" indicates how many the car will seat in the back. The Portofino that the Roma shares much with was, for example, originally offered with two small backseats to make it just barely a "2 plus 2."

Ferrari Roma packs 611 horsepower and great looks

As for the engine, it's a familiar thing. It's still the turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 found in the Portofino, but it nabs an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission from the SF90 Stradale. Total, there's 611 horsepower on tap with 561 pound-feet of torque to push the coupe around. Horsepower is actually up from 592 hp in the Portofino, though torque is identical.

New Ferrari Roma Sports Car Debuts with Sleek Design and 611 HP

  New Ferrari Roma Sports Car Debuts with Sleek Design and 611 HP Ferrari just revealed a new model today at a special event in Italy's capital. The Roma, named for that city, is the company's fifth new model this year, and it's a new model that seems to fit in between the F8 Tributo and the Portofino convertible. This is an elegant design that's a big departure from any other current Ferrari. Instead of using a knife set or video game space ships for inspiration, this is much more like classic Italian sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s. It's still an amazingly sleek design, with a nose that's pointy and curvaceous at the same time.

The Ferrari Portofino (Type F164) is a grand touring sports car produced by the Italian automotive manufacturer Ferrari . It is a two-door 2+2 hard top convertible.

The Ferrari Roma is here. It's a new two-door coupe coming out Italy with over 600 horsepower and divine styling. It's just what we imagined a California T coupe might look like. The Ferrari Roma is a gorgeous two-door Italian coupe . Over 600 horsepower is on tap.

Pressing the accelerator pedal in and leaving it there will reveal a top speed greater than 200 mph, and 0-to-62 mph will come in 3.4 seconds. The Roma, even without the extra power, should feel a smidge quicker as it weighs about 440 pounds less than the Portofino, since the convertible gear and extra reinforcements aren't needed for the fixed-roof coupe.

That's about all Ferrari had to share about the new model so far after it made its debut at a private event for clients. This is also the final of the five new cars the Italian marque planned to show off this year. It's been a good year for fans, with the debut of the aforementioned SF90 Stradale supercar, F8 Tributo, F8 Spider and the 812 GTS. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to search the couch cushions for loose $100 bills so I can purchase one.

This was originally published on Roadshow.

Ferrari's New Key Is Literally Just a Big Ferrari Badge .
The valet will have no trouble finding a key like this. The valet will have no tr Ferrari launched a new car called the Roma yesterday in Rome, Italy, and invited members of the press to attend. Jack Rix, Deputy Editor of Top Gear, managed to get his hands on the Roma's key, and it looks a bit... interesting.New Ferrari key... way more visible when you drop it in the bowl on the way in pic.twitter.com/3BOzGkCmy2— Jack Rix (@jack_rix) November 14, 2019Yep, the key is actually just a palm-sized Ferrari badge on one side, and leather on the other.

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