Ferrari seem to be pushing new models out left, right and centre and today their Australian arm have revealed local pricing of their new Roma coupe. Priced from $409,888 plus on-road costs, the 2021 Ferrari Roma will hit Australian showrooms towards the end of 2020 though it is available for ordering now.
The Roma is priced from $409,888 plus on-road costs and that’s before taking into consideration the price of options. The Roma is based on the same underpinnings as the Portofino, but it boasts 70% of new components with the goal being to reduce weight – the Roma is 94kg lighter than the Portofino.
The 2021 Ferrari Roma also generates 95kg more downforce than the Portofino thanks to vortex generators located on the front underbody and an active wing that rises at 100km/h.
Ferrari is hoping to attract a new audience to the brand with the Roma, which are customers that would’ve previously purchased an Aston Martin DB11, Bentley Continental GT or Mercedes S-Class Coupe.
The company describes the Roma as a ‘+2’ with rear seats with ISOFIX points to mount car seats. Unlike the above options though, which are more traditional 2+2s, the Roma’s rear seat appears to be more for extra luggage space.
The interior of the 2021 Ferrari Roma is unlike any other Ferrari we’ve seen before, with a 16-inch digital cockpit, a larger passenger display and haptic touch buttons on the steering wheel. There is a new design to the Manettino switch which, unlike other grand tourer Ferrari products, has five positions: wet, comfort, sport, race and ESC off.
The optional 8.4-inch centre touchscreen is another first for Ferrari. It incorporates functions such as satellite navigation, climate control, music functionality, and phone settings.
The familiar 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 from the Portofino is found under the bonnet of the Roma and it produces 456kW of power and 760Nm of torque through the rear wheels. The top speed of the 2021 Ferrari Roma is 320km/h and the 0-100km/h time is 3.4 seconds.
The sole transmission option is a new eight-speed dual-clutch which is 6kg lighter than the previous seven-speed dual-clutch unit. In a nod to Ferraris of the past, the gear selector is designed to look like a traditional open-gate H-pattern.
Ferrari purists might notice that the noise of the Roma is different from its siblings that use the same engine. This is due to the removal of two rear silencers, which is said to reduce back pressure in the exhaust tips and create a more emotive sound.
Expect to see 2021 Ferrari Roma in showrooms in the next few months with customer deliveries expected towards the end of the year.