The Ferrari Roma debuted in November 2019 as a new cabin layout for the Maranello-based automaker. A convertible Roma has always seemed like the logical next step in our minds, and we now have confirmation that an open-top Roma is in the works. Friends, these are the first spy photos of what we believe to be the Roma Spider.
The attached gallery contains only six images, but they show the supercar from nearly every angle. Unfortunately, the entire machine is covered in black camouflage, though it’s probably safe to assume the design will be as close to the standard Roma as possible. If you have doubts this is a Roma prototype, our professional spy photographers report the headlights and taillights, as well as the overall profile, were certainly identical to the Roma.
Given the Roma’s mechanical similarities to the Portofino M, a convertible Roma doesn’t make much sense. This logic fueled rumours that Ferrari’s initial Roma Spider project had been cancelled, though it appears that something is still being cooked up in Maranello. It’s difficult to tell whether this is a production version of the Roma Spider or something else at this point.
The slightly different roofline compared to the standard Roma indicates that this is an open-top vehicle. Whatever the case is, however, we believe this prototype has the Roma’s 4.0-liter V8 engine under the hood, producing 612 horsepower (450 kilowatts) and 561 pound-feet (761 Newton-meters) of torque. The same mill can be found in the facelifted Portofino M.
The Roma will most likely be updated soon. Ferrari’s entry-level supercar is expected to gain visual revisions next year along with some upgrades in the powertrain department. This appears to be an ideal opportunity for the Maranello team to launch a cabriolet version of the grand tourer, and we will most likely learn more soon. Stay tuned as we expect to see more prototypes of the supercar in the coming weeks.
Finally, a V12-powered Roma trial car was filmed in April of this year.