Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Roadster & Convertible
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay Android Auto
Production years: 2023
Customers had to wait for almost three years to see the open-top version of the Ferrari Roma, but the result made them forget about the time spent refreshing the carmaker's page, hoping to see the Spider version unveiled.
And yet, it happened in the Spring of 2023, just in time for some customers to order it and enjoy the vehicle before the Summer ended. The engineers from Maranello worked hard to create an open-top version of the Roma without compromising this grand touring car's dynamics. Thus, the Roma Spider was just 84 kilos (185 lbs) heavier than its hardtop sibling. But that wasn't all.
At the flick of a switch, the Roma Spider could fold its roof in just 13.5 seconds at speeds of up to 60 kph (37 mph), which was about 10 kph (6 mph) more than the speed limits in most European countries. Of course, by cutting the roof, the automaker had to redesign the rear side of the vehicle, and it did that flawlessly. It looks like the Ferrari Styling Center, led by Flavio Manzoni, penned the car right from the start to get a folding roof. Which is what it most probably did. Behind the cabin featured a cover seamlessly integrated into the rear deck. It opened rearwards and let the canvas top unfold and close to the windshield's rim, at the front, in an elegant move.
By creating the open-top version of the Roma, Ferrari had to rearrange the car's interior but still kept the 2+2 seat layout. The sports seats at the front were leather-wrapped, and the same materials were used for the rear seats. The automaker used the same 16" screen for the instrument panel and the 8.4" vertical touchscreen for the infotainment system, allowing wireless connection to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Roma Spider carried over the same 3.9-liter V8 turbocharged engine from its hardtop sibling. That provided 620 PS (612 hp) sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic (dual-clutch) transmission.