Ferrari has finally revealed a convertible variant of the beautiful Roma with a retractable roof, which replaces the Portofino M in the Italian automaker’s lineup. The Ferrari Roma Spider is the front-engine Ferrari to come with a fabric top since the 365GTS/4 which came out in 1969. The foldable fabric roof beautifully blends with Roma’s retro-modern styling with its long hood and bulbous curves, making it one of the most beautiful convertibles money can buy. Ferrari says the soft top is constructed using special multi-layer fabric weaves and produces “acoustic comfort on par with retractable hard tops.” It takes 13.5 seconds to be fully deployed and can be operated at speeds up to 37.28mph.
Thankfully, Ferrari didn’t have to tweak much of Roma’s stunning aesthetics to accommodate the foldable soft top. The Italian marque says the active rear spoiler had to be redesigned and recalibrated, while the rear part of the chassis also had to be reinforced. Additionally, the Spider also gets a power-deploying wind deflector that integrates into the rear bench’s backrest. All the changes and added componentry have made the convertible version 186 pounds heavier than the Roma coupe.
Like the Roma coupe which debuted back in 2019, the Spider version is powered by a front-mounted, twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 that produces 612hp and 561 pound-feet of peak torque. Ferrari’s proven F1 8-speed DCT is the only gearbox option available. Despite the added weight, Ferrari claims the Roma Spider can accelerate from zero to 62mph in just 3.4 seconds and has a top speed above 199mph, which are both identical to the coupe.
On the inside, the layout and cabin design is unchanged, which includes a tall center console, an 8.4-inch central display, and a metal gear selector plate. However, the steering wheel buttons have been revised for easier use. The US pricing is yet to be announced by Ferrari but we expect it to start somewhere close to $280,000.