know the latest Ferrari introduces the front-engine convertible with a soft top? The 1969 365 GTB/4, otherwise known as the Daytona Coupe and Spyder, which ceased production in 1973. The new Rome Spider presented to Ferrari customers in Morocco ends that absence after 50 years with the same formula we’ve grown accustomed to over the past two decades: it’s everything you love about Roma plus a little extra weight and a retractable roof. The 185 pounds of extra weight over the coupe feels more like a service note than bad news, because there’s still a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 up front that revs to 7,500 rpm. , makes 612 horsepower and 561 torque, and will sound even more glorious with no obstacles between the pipes and the cabin.
The woven fabric roof comes in two flavors, one leaning towards elegance, the other in a technical fabric emphasizing sportiness. Customization options encompass a two-tone weave palette in four colors, plus an array of contrast stitching colors for the few hours the top is both us and moving slow enough to savor. One of the options gives an iridescent red finish. The mechanism raises and lowers the roof in 13.5 seconds up to nearly 37 miles per hour.
Some body revisions serve the comfort of the occupants. The upper windshield rail features an aerodynamic device called a nolder to separate and manage airflow over the cabin, and with the press of a button, the rear seat head restraints slide forward and inward. up to create a wind deflector. The rear spoiler also deploys to three positions to provide coupe-proportionate levels of downforce whether the Spider’s roof is up or down.
A few ergonomic, cosmetic, and performance revisions are also making their way. The steering wheel buttons are said to be easier to use, the start button now lights up red, the oil pump has been modified to reduce the time it takes to reach system operating pressure, and the gearbox eight-speed dual-clutch transmission benefits from changes to improve fuel economy.
Ferrari didn’t mention a Roma Spider arrival date or price, but as with this fuel-saving tune, we’re sure buyers aren’t concerned. As a benchmark for where to start making money, the coupe starts at $247,310.