Ferrari Roma: capital of charm – Paris Match

By betting on elegance before performance, the new face of Maranello takes up the bet that makes the success of British divas.

So British styleAston Martin? Jaguar? McLaren? No, Ferrari! By preferring refinement to ostentation, curves with ribs and minimalist optics with coarse air intakes, the Roma seems to have drawn its inspiration across the Channel. Even the movable wing, housed at the foot of the rear window, imposes its presence only from … 300 km / h. With its body-colored radiator grille, shark nose bow, steep drop flag and 20-inch wheels, the Italian bewitched at first glance.

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Full grain leather, Alcantara, chrome aluminum and carbon fiber … the Roma knows how to receive and even offers seven years of maintenance. © DR

A 3.0 cockpit… In a size (4.66 m) between those of the Portofino coupé-cabriolet and the GTC4 Lusso, the Roma accommodates two passengers and their luggage on the two rear folding seats. Split into two separate cells, the interior gives pride of place to digital. In front of the driver, a giant slab (16 inches) and curved to facilitate reading. In front of the passenger, an 8.8 inch screen to manage air conditioning, navigation and the multimedia system. In between, a third touch screen to share.

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No electric motor, but a V8, according to tradition, developing 620 hp. © DR

… But a real Ferrari under the hood On contact with the start button, the digital components come to life in a ballet announcing intense sensations. Hands on the wheel, eyes on the road, the driver enjoys an almost instant response to the accelerator, five driving modes to face the rain like the circuit and a sound more intoxicating than ever. At the foot of the occupants, there is no electric motor, but a V8, according to tradition, developing 620 hp transmitted to the rear wheels by a robotised double clutch and 8-speed gearbox. Result: 320 km / h in peak, 0 to 200 km / h in 9.3 s and an estimated price of 200,000 euros, that of a McLaren GT (620 hp).

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