Ferrari Roma Spider debuts with a fabric roof & same numbers


Well, it was just a matter of time before the Ferrari Roma chopped its roof off and now it has happened. Roma buyers will now get to choose between the coupe and the spider. As usual, Ferrari is not a company that likes to share pricing information publicly—on its website, but I’m sure that the official Ferrari retailers can help you with that.

Since the Roma Spider is all about dropping the roof, let’s start there. It’s a soft-top as you can probably tell, and it apparently takes ~13.5 seconds to complete the process of opening-up and Z-folding itself inside the tonneau cover. The five-layer fabric roof can be operated at speeds up to 60 km/h (37 mph). Once the roof is tucked-in, the tonneau cover reveals flying buttresses that visually look like they’re a continuation of the rear headrests, mimicking a roofless, open-top roadster.

And of course, a patented wind deflector is integrated into the backrest of the rear bench that can be deployed at the touch of a button on the central console. The wind deflector can be deployed at speeds up to 170 km/h (106 mph). With the top-up, Ferrari claims a luggage space of 255 litres.

Also, notice that the active rear spoiler has been retained on the Spider as well, which is pretty cool. Thanks to the electric convertible roof mechanism and additional body and chassis stiffening measures, the Roma Spider weighs 84 kg (185 lbs) more compared with its coupe sibling. Dry weight: 1,556 kg (3,430 lbs) vs 1,472 kg (3,245 lbs).


The 3.8-litre (3,855 cc) twin-turbo V8 motor offers the same 456 kW (620 metric hp) and 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) output figures, and apparently, the additional weight has not impacted the official 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 3.4 seconds, however, the official 0-200 km/h (124 mph) sprint time here is 9.7 seconds—which is 0.4 seconds slower than the coupe.

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