Ferrari may well be the only Italian automobile manufacturer (and there are a few quite prominent ones) that tried to capture the essence of Rome in a car design. Named after the Italian capital, the Ferrari Roma is a grand touring, high-performance sports car that offers the very feeling of the prosperity reflected in Italy in the '50s and the '60s.
It's not without reason, therefore, that the Ferrari Roma bears the phrase "La Nuova Dolce Vita," or translated, "the new sweet life." There's much to this car that highlights the very best of Italy, starting with the blend of historical value and modern life. As such, the Roma stands out from other Ferrari cars, giving up the harsh body lines for a more sculpted styling, although it does retain the performance we adore in every Ferrari.
Now, you probably heard about the Ferrari Roma somewhere along the way, considering this sports car has been on the market for two years. But do you know what we love so much about it? Let's explain to you why the Ferrari Roma holds a special place in our hearts.
The Ferrari Roma Sports Timeless Design
The Ferrari Roma is a two-door 2+2 hardtop coupe that can't quite sit four adults, but will give enough room for children and luggage. When you think about it, no one really gets a Ferrari for a family or pure transportation needs in the first place. So, we're quite okay with the cramped rear seats, especially considering the exterior.
With its distinctive elegant styling, the Ferrari Roma is a stunning sports car, to say the least. According to the iconic Italian car manufacturer, the Roma design takes inspiration from the legendary grand touring Ferrari cars from the 1960s. As such, the Roma is sleek, rounded, and refined, staying utterly modern without those harsh Ferrari lines we grew accustomed to over the years.
So, it's easy to see what we love about this vehicle's design. It's the elegance that makes our hearts beat faster. With the long hood, the rounded and minimalist rear, and careful detailing devoid of all unnecessary additions, the Roma is the best-looking "normal" production car from Ferrari.
Moreover, staying true to the phrase of the sweet new life, the Ferrari Roma provides a pleasurable driving experience. We're not talking only about the styling here. The Roma doesn't trade its performance for handsome looks.
You Just Have To Love The Ferrari Roma's Refined Power And Captivating Driving Experience
The Ferrari Roma changed little over the two years of its existence, but not that any big updates were needed in the first place. Under the hood, this sports car packs the turbocharged V8 engine that has won the International Engine of the Year award four times.
The widely-recognized engine produces 612 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque. It also pairs with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and reaches 199 mph at top speed. Did we mention that the Ferrari Roma gets from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.2 seconds? Yes, it does.
Essentially, the Ferrari Roma is a powerful sports car that provides a perfectly balanced driving experience. With it, drivers can take great pleasure in a street or highway cruising as well as racing. The Ferrari Roma is sharp and snappy, giving you unmatched control and precision during rides. What's more, we also like how the Roma sounds, aggressive but still somehow subtle (hint: you can start the engine on the Ferrari official website and hear it purr).
There's No Lack Of Interior Comfort And Technology In The Ferrari Roma
Some would say the Ferrari Roma is too overloaded inside. But we don't take this as a drawback, considering the Roma has a more utility-focused interior than its track-ready siblings. Besides, the Dual Cockpit concept (two separate cells for the driver and the passenger) has a special appeal. There's something unique in the dashboard that flows from the center console around the seats into the doors.
Being a grand touring car and not a racer adapted for the road, the Ferrari Roma offers plenty of features and a more luxurious interior styling. The separate seats are wrapped in fine leather and super comfortable.
As for the tech components, these include standard entertainment and safety features as well as some extras, such as separate screens for the driver and the passenger. So, the Ferrari Roma may feel full of bells and whistles to some people, but we find this practicality a good thing.
Well, now that you know all our reasons for loving the Ferrari Roma, do you agree with our judgment? Whatever one's car preferences may be, it's hard to stay indifferent to the "La Nuova Dolce Vita."