Ferrari hasn’t produced a front-engine Spider since the 1969 Daytona, making the Roma a unique addition. It prioritizes understated luxury over flashy performance, appealing to a different segment of Ferrari enthusiasts.
What sets the Spider apart? Say goodbye to the bulky hardtop of the Portofino and hello to a classic canvas roof with five layers for refinement. The modifications add 84 kilograms to the car’s weight, which totals almost 1600 kilograms.
If a Ferrari’s primary goal is to be the most beautiful car on the road, the Roma Spider certainly lives up to that standard. It is a genuinely pretty car, with classic convertible proportions and an elegant, timeless appeal.
The Roma Spider packs a punch too, with its 620hp and 561lb ft from a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8. It boasts a top speed of 198 miles per hour and can reach 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. However, does it deliver a fulfilling driving experience? Top Gear Magazine’s Jason Barlow went to Italy to fully experience what it’s like to drive this elegant grand tourer.