Ferrari Roma Spider debuts – 620 PS and 760 Nm soft-top convertible rolls in as the Portofino M replacement

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Ferrari has unveiled the convertible mentation of the Roma. The Roma Spider, which arrives arsenic the replacement for the Portofino M, is the brand’s archetypal front-engined brushed apical exemplary since the 1969 365 GTS/4.

It follows the wide proportions, volumes and specifications of its coupe sibling, but the omission of the extortion means that immoderate elements person been tweaked, among them the windscreen, A-pillars and of course, the rear section. The rework of the coupe’s tapering, fastback roofline meant modifying the rear surface to incorporated it into the brushed apical to let it to fold beneath the tonneau screen erstwhile open.

Departing from the hard apical employed by the Portofino, the portion connected the Roma Spider is constructed from a caller peculiar fabric, woven from bespoke two-tone worldly drawn from a palette of 4 colours. Cutomers tin besides opt for a cloth with iridescent reddish opposition elements.

The automaker says the brushed apical boasts acoustic comfortableness connected par with retractable hard tops and tin beryllium opened successful conscionable 13.5 seconds, astatine speeds up to 60 km/h. Its compactness besides yields much footwear space.

Attention has besides been paid connected minimising some turbulence and upwind sound successful the cabin, with a 5mm nolder connected the caller windscreen header obstruction and a new, patented upwind deflector – which is integrated into the backrest of the rear seat and tin beryllium deployed by a fastener connected the cardinal passageway – being among the solutions adopted to make an aerodynamic ‘bubble’ implicit the cockpit erstwhile the car is connected the move.

As a effect of the reworked backmost end, the electrically-activated rear spoiler from the coupe has had its geometry altered for the convertible, but follows the aforesaid moving principles. Automatically deployed by an electrical centrifugal successful narration to velocity and longitudinal and lateral acceleration (and linked to the manettino position), the portion offers 3 work positions – Low Drag, Medium Downforce and High Downforce.

As with the coupe, its presumption astatine debased speeds is maintained until 100 km/h, astatine which constituent it goes into MD mode, offering astir 30% of maximum downforce with an summation successful resistance of nether 1%. At its HD setting, the spoiler sits astatine an 135 grade space and generates 95 kg of downforce astatine 250 km/h.

The interior presumption is likewise familiar, with the Roma’s dual cockpit configuration, offering idiosyncratic cells for some operator and rider successful a wraparound layout, unchanged connected the topless mentation of the car. Likewise, the 16-inch integer instrumentality clump and the portrait-oriented 8.4-inch cardinal show acceptable betwixt the 2 cockpit zones. As standard, the infotainment strategy features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

The Stradale-styled steering instrumentality is identical to the portion successful the coupe, but immoderate insignificant changes person travel astir to the HMI – the interaction controls connected the Spider’s steering present has indents to connection tactile portion recognition connected the left-hand spoke and improved swiping connected the right-hand side.

Power continues to beryllium provided by the F154 3.9 litre twin-turbocharged V8 arsenic the coupe, with the BE mentation of the mill continuing to connection 620 PS from 5,750 to 7,500 rpm and 760 Nm of torque betwixt 3,000 and 5,750 rpm. Drive is routed to the rear wheels via the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission derived from the SF90 Stradale.

Despite being 85 kg heavier, tipping the scales astatine 1,556 kg, the Spider manages the 0=100 km/h sprint successful the aforesaid 3.4 seconds arsenic the coupe, lone being slower doing the 0-200 km/h tally astatine 9.7 seconds (9.3 seconds for the coupe), and it besides has the aforesaid apical velocity of implicit 320 km/h.

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