This is the Ferrari Daytona… no its the elegant looking all-new Ferrari Roma which to us here at DCB HQ has hints of the Daytona about it. The Daytona was made by the prancing horse between 1968 and 1973, the two-seat grand tourer was powered by a 347bhp V12 which could do 0-62 in 5.4 seconds and max out at 174mph. Only 122 were ever made but the Daytona became the King of cool in the 1980’s when it was used in the hit TV show Miami Vice.
However, the TV show used a replica based on the Corvette. Fast forward to 2019 and the Daytona is all but reborn. Meet the Ferrari Roma a 2-seat Grand Tourer but with modern delicacies, engineering and design language. The Ferrari Roma shares its chassis with the Portofino which replaced the California in 2017.
And the Roma also shares the Portofino’s engine and running gear. However, the 3.9-litre V8 twin-turbo receives a power upgrade and exhausts out 612bhp and 761 N⋅m (561 lb⋅ft) of torque between 3,000 and 5,750 rpm. The twin-turbocharged V8 unit is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission shared with the SF90 Stradale.
It’s no surprise to discover that the Roma’s performance figures allow it to accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 199mph. At 1,570.5 kg the Roma weighs 200kg less than the Portofino upon which it is based.
An active rear wing activates in three deployment stages at high speed to help aid in generating downforce. The tyres used on the Roma measure 285/35 ZR20s at the rear and 245/35 ZR20s at the front.
The interior is focused on the dual-cockpit theme, featuring separate driver and passenger cells and is described as a “2+” interior by Ferrari. The dashboard features digital instrumentation (a 16.0-inch wrap-around touch screen) and a multi-function steering wheel (both shared with the SF90 Stradale) for the driver.
A centrally mounted 8.4-inch portrait touch screen controls most of the car’s functions and a third vertical touchscreen is integrated into the dashboard on the passenger side.
The Ferrari Roma will go on sale in Q1 2020, prices are expected to start from £175,000 GBP.