The 2020 Ferrari Roma is considered as a GT car that is successfully made. The current model has a timelessly stylish design and a superb ride quality. The Roma is often compared to Portofino as both of them have a lot of things that are almost similar.
If you are confused about which grand touring car to buy, reading the Ferrari Roma 2020 specifications and review is a good idea. You can buy the Roma for about £170,000. Compared to the Portofino, it is much cheaper but it does mean that the performance is not as good as that of the Portofino. Even the Italian luxury sports carmaker made some improvements in the Roma 2020.
Ferrari Roma 2020 Specifications and Review: The engine and suspension
The Roma is made to be more powerful that the Portofino. It is powered up by higher valve lift and turbochargers that produce up to 612bhp. The new exhaust makes use of GPFs (Gas Particulate Filters) with a small catalyst converter upstream and no silencers. Pipe lengths and diameters are tuned to provide the anticipated tailpipe noise and there is a load sensing hydraulic system as well.
The other new thing in the Roma 2020 is the SF90’s eight-speed DCT instead of seven-speed DCT as used in the Portofino. This rear-mounted gearbox can produce better acceleration as it has its lower gears are about four percent shorter. Meanwhile, the top gear is very long-legged, allowing for better fuel efficiency. The new 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox is lighter and more compact the 7-speed predecessor.
The car also as smoother and faster shifts due to the use of low-viscosity oil that takes less power from the engine. As a result, the fuel use can be reduced significantly and exhaust emissions can be lowered. This eventually improves engine responsiveness. Not only does the car become more responsive on highways, it also feels comfortable on the cities. Thanks to the dry sump configuration that reduces fluid-dynamic efficiency losses.
Still about the gearbox, it is based on the one introduced on the SF90 Stradale with some alterations. Although it is made to be smaller, the new clutch module is able to deliver up to 35% more torque than the previous 7-speed. The other main modification is on the transmission software strategy. There is a more powerful engine control module and better connectivity with the engine management software. As a result, the car becomes smoother, faster, and more consistent.
The Ferrari Roma 2020 exterior design
The design of this coupe is inspired from the concept of sport elegance celebrated in the most legendary grand touring Ferraris of the 1960s. Pure and elegant are two adjectives best describes the Roma. There is a great combination between Ferrari’s signature sportiness and power that really defines the Ferrari’s next generation. Meanwhile the minimalist elegance showcased in the car is adopted from the limited production sport cars, Monza SP series.
The one-of-a-kind exterior design is seen from the front of the car that has a sculpted shape, giving an overhanding shark nose effect. The graceful wings and broad front bonnet wings blend into one another in a seamless way. A unique character is formed with the two linear full LED headlights crossed by a horizontal light bar, generating a sense of tension to the car. The rear of the car is distinguished by the modernity of the tail, which has been made possible by technical advances. Furthermore, the twin taillights of the Roma resembles diamonds’ shape.
What is the Ferrari Roma 2020 cabin like?
The overall of the interior crafting, especially the new steering wheel, is taken from the complete redesign of the Human Machine Interface (HMI). In this design, the philosophy “Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel” really applies. Drivers really does need to move their hands from the wheel. There is an elegant anti-glare binnacle stretching out of the dash automatically, which protects the digital instrument cluster.
Move on the infotainment feature, the greatest thing is the presence of an 8.4” vertical screen located between the cockpits which is very easy to operate and exceptionally intuitive. This smart digital screen incorporates climate control and other infotainment functions. In addition to that, there is an 8.8” dedicated color full touch screen HD which connects to the car’s on-board system, displaying the car’s performance. Through the screen, all passengers are able to play your favorite music, view navigation, manage AC functions, and perform other tasks.
Overall, the cabin is represented by the exterior look. As the exterior looks so elegant, the cabin also feels classy. It’s covered in carbon-fiber trim and high-quality leather. One thing that you probably will appreciate the most is the shifter configuration. It’s made to look like a steel gated shifter, but unlike in most other cars, it does not a clutch to shift the transmission gears. Instead, every gate in the shifter is a button so what you need is to push the button to operate the transmission.
Another attention-grabbing is the tinny round touchscreen set at the center of the steering wheel. There are some buttons where you can touch to turn on lights, engage wipes, control the drive modes, and so on. Everything is operated only by a touch. Even when you want to start the car, what you need to do is just to press the round circle on the screen.
All in all, as depicted from Ferrari Roma 2020 specifications and review above, the car certainly looks great in the flesh. While the interior displays inside are really a state-of-the-art, some people may think that the HMI interior is a bit complicated is bit complicated as there are too many bells and whistles inside. But, to some others, this is just a trivial drawback. The most important thing is that the car offers impressive power and charismatic styling. These two are what most people expect from supercar. For the price, it is pretty expensive but for your information it is one of the least expensive Ferrari cars to own.
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