He added, “Our exclusivity will not be jeopardized for the reason that we have new associates of the loved ones.”
Contemplate the Ferrari Roma a flirty letter to those prospective purchasers — potentially wrapped in a “Blu Corsa” bow, like the design I recently drove in upstate New York. If I squinted, the cliff-hung curves overlooking the Hudson River, like Storm King Freeway around West Level, may well have been the Italian Riviera, taking into consideration the Roma’s alluring strains and 612-horsepower general performance.
For 70 percent of owners, Mr. Galliera estimates, the Roma will be their initially Ferrari. That’s not just mainly because, at $222,620 to get started, the Roma is conveniently the most affordable Ferrari coupe. The Roma is also a two-in addition-two GT with astonishing weekend baggage room, a livable ride — like an adjustable magnetic suspension — and a significantly less swaggering demeanor than styles like the new, $276,000 F8 Tributo.
“We were looking for one thing with a tiny a lot more understated elegance,” Mr. Galliera mentioned of the Roma. “It’s an F1 car or truck in evening dress.”
Still the Roma is not constructed entirely for crimson-carpet entrances: The blue bullet I drove can launch to 60 miles an hour in 3.4 seconds, and nip 200 m.p.h.
The Roma’s intimate curves do supply whispers of excellent Ferraris previous, these types of as the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso. But the Roma is no exercise in retro nostalgia, often thumbing its really nose at organization traditions. Beneath the stretched hood thrums a twin-turbocharged V-8, not a in a natural way aspirated V-12, whose superior-revving howl was the moment inseparable from the firm fantasy. That involves Ferrari’s initially road car, the 125 S of 1947, whose in close proximity to-miniature, 1.5-liter V-12 had critics dismissing Enzo Ferrari as “a nut case” but promptly proved its really worth in racing.
The Roma further more adopts a brake-by-wire technique and electronic displays, intended to limit distractions and continue to keep a driver’s hands on the steering wheel. Readouts contain a placing electronic tachometer that animates the blazing yellow background and sweeping marker needle — total with digitized shadows — of Ferrari’s basic analog tach.