A 12 months after launching the Roma sportcar in coupe bodystyle, Ferrari has revealed that it’ll take the wraps off the Spider someday next 12 months. The new Roma Spider will turn into the model’s entry-level drop-top, changing the Portofino M.

Ferrari has begun testing the Roma Spider, and based on sources, the convertible will look just like the coupe, aside from the new roofline and a barely totally different rear. Little is predicted to vary beneath the pores and skin, which implies the Roma Spider will get the identical 620hp, 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 driving by means of an 8-speed dual-clutch computerized gearbox.

However, the Spider’s efficiency and dynamics can be barely compromised in contrast with the coupé, resulting from the weight launched by the folding roof mechanism and extra chassis bracing. This is required to offset the lack of rigidity inherent in convertibles.

The weight penalty could also be particularly pronounced if Maranello opts for a folding arduous prime (slightly than comparatively light-weight fabric), as with the Portofino and the California earlier than it. The Portofino was certainly one of the much less dynamically refined Ferraris in current reminiscence, though the revised Portofino M was a major enchancment.

While the Ferrari Roma Spider continues to be a while away, the model is scheduled to take the wraps off its first-ever SUV, the Purosangue, on September 13, 2022.

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