• The Ferrari Roma goes topless

Basically you can experience the screaming twin-turbo V8 engine unfiltered

When the folks from Maranello unleashed the Ferrari Roma back in 2019, it certainly stood out amongst modern supercars in boasting a timeless, clean and swoopy design while combining modern driving dynamics. Now, this drop dead gorgeous supercar can be had without a roof in the form of the Roma Spider. Fortunately, very little changes were needed to make the Roma open-top worthy.

The main highlight is obviously the retractable roof. It can open or close in 13.5 seconds with the Roma running at speeds of up to 60kmph. Of course, this means some changes had to be made to the design to accommodate this. Basically the rear window shape had to be altered and the lower portion can also double up as an active rear wing. Aside from this, the rest of the Roma Spider is just as elegant as its hardtop counterpart, with a swoopy flowy design that stands out with its long hood and stubby rear.

Inside, there’s a number of fabrics on offer, while still retaining the novel layout from before. Cool bits include three digital displays and an automatic gear selector that looks similar to a gate shifter.

Under the hood is the same twin-turbo 3.9-litre V8 engine making 612PS and 760Nm. Paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox sending all that power to the rear wheels, it sprints to 100kmph from a standstill in 3.4 seconds and tops out at 320kmph like its standard counterpart. Of course, being a Spider, the open top Roma is 84kg heavier than the standard model at 1556kg.

While we already have the standard Ferrari Roma in India, to get the Spider here will take some time as the standard version took almost two years to get here. Nevertheless, the Roma Spider is an alternative to those who want open top thrills while listening to a screaming V6 engine.

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