Rome Spyder, first front engine soft top since 365 GTS4

Ferrari unveiled the Roman Spider at the El Badi Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco. It is a convertible version of the Ferrari Roma and features a soft top. It is the first front-engine soft-top spider since the 1969 365 GTS4.

Roman Spider

The soft top comes with a wide range of personalization options, such as bespoke fabric and contrasting stitching. The soft top opens and closes in 13.5 seconds and can operate up to 60 km/h. The compact soft top design has increased the trunk space. New patented wind deflectors are integrated into the rear seat backrests. The Roma Spyder weighs 1570 kg, 84 kg heavier than the Roma Coupe.

The Roma Spyder was designed by the Ferrari Styling Center led by Flavio Manzoni. The car was designed with the concept of “a new sweet life” (La Nuova Dolce Vita) extending beyond the city limits. The coupe’s tapering and fastback has been redesigned. The screen can be folded under the tonneau cover.

Rear Part of Roman Spider

The chassis is based on the Ferrari Roma, but the rear part is inspired by the solution used in the Portofino M. The sill (door frame) is a fundamentally important structural element. The elements needed to install the soft top, A-pillars, and windscreen surround were also developed exclusively for the Rome Spyder.

The interior has a nearly symmetrical structure, where space and functional elements are organically divided. The F1 gearbox control takes the iconic gear lever gate as a reference and completes it with a modern metal plate. In the passenger seat, a display that can share driving information can be selected as an option.

Roman Spider Engine

The V8 3855cc engine develops a maximum output of 620 horsepower (cv) at 7500 rpm. It produces 161 horsepower per liter and uses 80% of the torque at 1900 rpm. It is matched with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). It is equipped with variable boost management, a self-developed control software, to adjust and deliver the amount of torque according to the selected gear. This transmission is derived from the 8-speed gearbox first introduced in the SF90 Stradale. The notable changes, however, are the longer gear ratios and reverse gear.

The Roman Spyder has a flat plane crankshaft that adjusts the engine to fire at the same time and an equal-length exhaust header that contributes to an evening-out sound. Continuous and gradual bypass valve control emphasizes engine sound and performance according to the driving situation.

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