The convertible version of the Prancing Horse’s V-8 coupe was the first open-top Ferrari with a front engine since 1969 and replaced the Portofino M.

Ferrari has removed the roof from the beautiful Roma coupe to create the 2024 Roma Spider – the successor to the Portofino M. In 1969 the 365 GTS/4 set the stage for the front-engine Ferrari with a roof. fabric. Today, Ferrari revealed that the Roma Spider removes the roof of the elegant coupe, replacing it with a soft roof that can be opened and closed.

At the same time, Roma Spider will succeed the Portofino M in Ferrari’s product line, as reported by Road and Track.

Ferrari has hardly changed the exterior, the 2024 Roma Spider retains the long hood and sleek curves of its coupe brother. Ferrari has redesigned the rear wing, added a wind deflector and reinforced the frame and body. At the same time, adjusted for roofless driving, especially the three wind direction positions help increase downforce on the road surface when the vehicle is faster.

Ferrari also stiffened the rear of the chassis and claims the Roma Spider weighs just 185 pounds more than the coupe. The soft top is woven from a special multi-layer fabric that can be opened and closed in just 13.5 seconds at speeds up to 37 mph (under 60 km/h).

The cabin has the same understated styling as the original Roma, highlighted by an 8.4-inch vertical display and a metal gear selector panel surrounded by luxurious leather and faux suede. Ferrari says the steering wheel buttons have been revised to be easier to use and the start button is now red.

Ferrari focused on reducing wind noise and turbulence with a top-down approach, adding a 5mm aerodynamic element to the top of the windscreen and pop-up the windscreen at the touch of a button by rotating the headrest. back of the rear seats.

This feature cannot be activated when there are passengers sitting in the back, but the Roma’s tight rear space makes us think that won’t be an issue.

Despite its formidable power, the Roma Spider is more like a car for relaxing road experiences than a “warrior” on the track. So the 2024 Roma Spider has more entertainment features, such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 18-way electric heated seats, neck heating (optional)…

The heart of the 2024 Roma Spider is unchanged, still a turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 engine that produces 612 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque, transmitted to the rear wheels via an automatic transmission. 8-speed dual clutch.

Ferrari claims to have made minor changes to the gearbox to improve fuel efficiency and the Roma Spider is equipped with the latest version of the Slide Slip Control system, which manages power. Stable traction and control, while allowing predictable drift.

The starting price for the 2024 Roma Spider is not mentioned, but it is estimated to be from 280,000 USD, about 40,000 USD more expensive than the standard Coupe.

Currently, Ferrari has not announced a specific distribution time, but it is possible that the 2024 Roma Spider will be sold from the end of this year.

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