May 12, 2021

Ultimate Drive

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Ferrari Roma makes its’ debut in South Africa

Celebrating the debut of the new Ferrari Roma and essence of “La Nuova Dolce Vita”, Scuderia South Africa revealed the Prancing horse’s new V8 2+ coupé.

The latest coupé from Maranello features a timeless and refined design that has all the power and agility required to guarantee a unique driving experience. Its signature Italian styling is a contemporary reinterpretation of the carefree lifestyle of the 1950s and ’60s in Rome, from which it takes its evocative name, Roma.

A member of the V8 Family that has won the International Engine of the Year four years in a row, the Ferrari Roma engine that punches out 456kW and 760Nm, making it the most powerful in its segment.

To guarantee best-in-class performance whilst still retaining the stylistic purity of its bloodline, Ferrari engineers developed several leading-edge technologies, most notably a mobile rear spoiler integrated into the rear screen designed to retain the car’s formal elegance when retracted and guarantee the downforce essential for the Ferrari Roma’s extraordinary performance by automatically deploying at high speeds.

The Ferrari Roma also features Variable Boost Management for instantaneous throttle response. With the adoption of Gasoline Particulate Filters, meticulous attention was also focused on the sound of the exhaust system which has been completely redesigned, removing the silencers and introducing new bypass valves.

The mid-fronted engined 2+ Ferrari Roma has the best weight/power ration in its segment which enhances handling dynamics and responsiveness.

For the Ferrari Roma’s cabin, the Ferrari Styling Centre designers developed a new formal approach that involved the creation of two separate cells, one for each driver and passenger, in an evolution of the dual cockpit concept that embraces the entire cabin rather than just the dashboard. Lastly the Matrix LED headlights and optional Ferrari advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), including adaptive Cruise Control, make day-to-day and longer journeys a very relaxing and enjoyable experience!

Technical Specifications


Type V8 – 90° turbo

Overall displacement 3855 cc

Bore and stroke 86.5 mm x 82 mm

Max. power output* 456 kW at 5750 – 7500 rpm

Max. torque 760 Nm at 3000 – 5750 rpm

Max. engine speed 7500 rpm

Kerb weight** 1570 kg

TRANSMISSION AND GEARBOX 8-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox


0-100 km/h 3.4 s

0-200 km/h 9.3 s

Max. speed > 320 km/h