Earlier this year we published about seeing four new Ferraris this year and the first one has been accurate. Say hello to the drop-top Roma, aptly named the Roma Spider.
The folding fabric roof can be opened and closed in 13.5 seconds up to a speed of 60 km/h.
This roof mechanism has resulted in some minor styling changes including the rear window shape being tweaked and a modified rear deck. It has a body-colour fascia that breaks the area into two sections to make room for storing the roof while the lower portion integrates into an active carbon-fibre spoiler.
Just like the Roma (coupe) it packs the same 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 delivering a very healthy 612 hp (456 kW) and 760 Nm (561 lb-ft) of torque. The eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox is the only option but it helps the convertible sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds (the same as the Roma).
The Roma Spider weighs 84 kg (185 lb) more than the Coupé and that increase primarily comes from the roof-opening system. The power wind deflector also adds weight.
So which Ferrari Roma is it for you?