Ferrari Unveils the Exquisite New Roma Spider

Meet the Ferrari Roma Spider—a masterful fusion of power, elegance, and exhilaration. Join The Executive Magazine as we discover pure automotive bliss.
Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Editor In Chief at The Executive Magazine

The prestigious Maranello marque, Ferrari, delighted its clients by unveiling the highly anticipated Ferrari Roma Spider at an exclusive event held at the El Badi Palace in Marrakesh. This new addition to the Ferrari lineup pays homage to the elegant and pleasure-seeking Italian lifestyle of the 1950s and 60s while offering exceptional performance. The Roma Spider inherits the successful proportions, volumes, and specifications of the Ferrari Roma’s V8 2+ concept, but what truly sets it apart is the reintroduction of a soft top, a feature absent in front-engined Ferrari cars since the iconic 1969 365 GTS4.

With a contemporary twist on the soft-top design, the Ferrari Roma Spider exudes exuberance and offers extensive personalization options, including sophisticated bespoke fabrics and contrasting stitching. Functionally, the soft top can be deployed in just 13.5 seconds and operated at speeds of up to 60 km/h. Its compact size not only allows for a larger boot but also enhances the car’s versatility. A new patented wind deflector integrated into the rear bench’s backrest adds to the occupants’ comfort, all without occupying any space within the car.

Retaining the Ferrari Roma’s outstanding dynamic characteristics, the Roma Spider boasts a best-in-class weight-to-power ratio, thanks to its soft top and all-aluminum chassis, coupled with a powerful 620 cv V8 engine that has been hailed as the International Engine of the Year for four consecutive years. The engine is paired with Ferrari’s acclaimed 8-speed DCT transmission, known for its lightning-fast shift times, comfort, and mechanical efficiency.

The Ferrari Roma Spider offers not only a rewarding driving experience but also exceptional responsiveness and agility, making it the ideal companion for both weekend getaways and long journeys. And, of course, the exhilarating Ferrari V8 soundtrack accompanies every drive. The car’s versatility is enhanced by features such as a spacious boot, including a hatch through the rear seat backrests for carrying larger items, and standard wireless connectivity through Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay® Wi-Fi. Additionally, the 18-way-adjustable heated ergonomic seats, optionally equipped with a neck warmer for colder days, ensure a comfortable driving experience.

Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre under the leadership of Flavio Manzoni, the Ferrari Roma Spider aims to embody the “La Nuova Dolce Vita” concept beyond city limits, offering elegant and carefree open-air driving experiences. The sophisticated fabric soft top maintains and enhances the coupé’s flawless proportions without compromising its elegantly flowing silhouette.

The reimagined tapering roofline of the coupé allows for the incorporation of the soft top, which folds below the tonneau cover when open. The Ferrari Roma Spider introduces a body-color band running across the base of the roof, creating a seamless integration with the rear screen and the carbon-fiber active spoiler. When the soft top is lowered, the active spoiler visually connects with the rear bench and headrests.

Setting it apart from conventional convertibles, the Ferrari Roma Spider features a unique soft-top material that exudes sophistication. Meticulously selected fabric weaves in contrasting colors highlight the car’s dual personalities: one elegant and the other sporty. The bespoke finish with a two-tone weave evokes a refined haute couture feel. An optional technical fabric designed exclusively for this car adds a sporty yet sophisticated allure with its striking iridescent red finish, enhancing the roof’s 3D surface.

With its clean and harmonious design, the Ferrari Roma Spider embraces Ferrari’s tradition of front-engined GT cars while incorporating a modern and sophisticated style. The long front bonnet, flowing into the spare silhouette of the flanks, accentuates the

aggressive stance and dynamic character of the car. The front grille, featuring the iconic prancing horse logo, is flanked by slim LED headlights that seamlessly integrate into the fenders, further emphasizing the car’s aerodynamic profile.

Moving to the rear, the Ferrari Roma Spider showcases a muscular and sculpted design, with wide rear haunches and a prominent diffuser that houses quad exhaust pipes. The LED taillights are seamlessly integrated into the rear fenders, creating a visually striking and cohesive rear end. The active spoiler, finished in body color, adds a touch of sportiness and enhances aerodynamic performance.

Inside the cabin, the Ferrari Roma Spider combines luxury and technology to create an immersive driving environment. The driver-focused cockpit features a minimalist design with clean lines and premium materials. The central console houses a high-resolution touchscreen display that provides access to the car’s infotainment system, including navigation, media, and vehicle settings. The steering wheel, with its integrated controls, allows for effortless control of various functions without distracting the driver.

The Ferrari Roma Spider offers a range of customization options, allowing owners to tailor the car to their personal preferences. From a variety of luxurious leather options to carbon fiber trims and bespoke stitching, each detail can be customized to create a truly unique and personalized driving experience.

Safety and performance are paramount in the Ferrari Roma Spider. The car is equipped with advanced driver assistance systems and cutting-edge technologies to ensure a safe and exhilarating driving experience. Features such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking enhance safety on the road, while the car’s aerodynamic design and powerful engine deliver exceptional performance and handling.

Overall, the Ferrari Roma Spider embodies the spirit of open-air driving and the timeless elegance of Italian design. With its powerful engine, stunning design, and luxurious interior, it offers a thrilling and captivating driving experience. Whether cruising along coastal roads or embarking on exhilarating journeys, the Ferrari Roma Spider delivers an unmatched blend of performance, style, and comfort.

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