Roma embodies what a Ferrari a grand car must be. With a beautifully finished exterior, a powerful engine and a touch of practicality, this is a well-designed 2 + 2 coupe that lives up to its high price in terms of performance, exclusivity and sexiness. With the Modenese’s 612 horsepower from its 3.9-liter turbocharged V-8 engine, you know acceleration is quick and the handling balance provides both relative comfort while driving and sharp response when you’re on a twisty road or racetrack. It is not as rigid as other mid-engined Ferrari sports cars such as the SF90 or F8 Tributobut the front engine placement of the Roma offers a distinct individuality compared to other GT cars such as Bentley Continental GT or Aston Martin DB11.

What’s new in 2023?

Ferrari hasn’t announced any changes to the Roma for the new model year; the coupe hasn’t received any major updates since its first debut in the 2021 model year.

Pricing and which one to buy

Rum is too expensive for most people to afford. Of course, the starting price of any Ferrari only tells you whether you can even consider it, as the personalization options and available extras can easily add to the final bill.

Engine, transmission and performance

Under the Roma’s long hood and mounted in the middle of the car is a turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 good for 612 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) that debuted on the even more exotic Ferrari SF90 Stradale. While we had the opportunity get behind the wheel of Roma, we didn’t have a chance to test its performance on the track. However, our drive taught us that this Ferrari can be enjoyed both during a carefree cruise and when racing around twisty corners. Its high-revving V-8 sounds great, and the DCT is quick to adapt to quick-shift requests, especially when you flip the drive mode dial to Sport or Race. Although the steering was light, we appreciated the directness and precision of the steering.

Fuel economy and real mpg

Thanks to its powerful engine and sporty claims, Roma is not fooling anyone that it will be particularly economical. The coupe is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway. However, we can’t estimate its actual mpg unless we have a chance to drive it on our 75 mph highway fuel economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regime. For more information on fuel economy in Roma visit EPA website.

Interior, comfort and cargo

Roma’s leather-stitched and faux-suede interior combines premium materials with a unique layout. Each front-seat passenger is cocooned in a wide dashboard that flows into the doors and floating center console. The driver is faced with a giant 16-inch all-digital gauge cluster that responds to tactile controls on the Roma’s button-heavy flat-bottom steering wheel. The pair of rear seats make it a 2+2 coupe, and the space is really good for adults on short spurts if the front seats are properly adjusted. Unlike most other Ferrari models, the Roma has a large center section, just don’t expect its interior storage space to be plentiful.

Infotainment system and communication

Despite the iconic Prancing Horse logo, Romo looks more like a grand tourer than a track star. As a result, passengers are offered more infotainment and connectivity features than some other Ferrari models. This includes a vertically mounted 8.4-inch touchscreen, as well as a separate screen for the front passenger.

Safety features and driver assistance

For now driver assistance technology usually an afterthought for ultra-expensive sports cars, Roma offers some advanced guides. For more information on the Roma crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute of Road Safety (IIHS) websites. Key security features include:

  • Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are available
  • Adaptive cruise control is available
  • Lane departure warning is available

Warranty and maintenance

Owning a Ferrari is obviously a lot different than owning one Toyota, because you’re unlikely to be racking up thousands of miles a year. That’s why its relatively short limited transmission range is not surprising. However, the automaker provides extended free maintenance and extended warranty plans.

  • The limited warranty covers three years and unlimited miles
  • The transmission is warranted for three years and unlimited miles
  • Free service is covered for seven years and unlimited miles

Technical characteristics

Technical characteristics

Ferrari Roma 2021

front engine, rear wheel drive, 2+2 passengers, 2-door coupe


32-valve DOHC twin-turbo intercooled V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Water displacement
235 inches33855 cm3
612 horsepower at 7,500 rpm
561 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm

8-speed dual-clutch automatic

Wheelbase: 105.1 inches
Length: 183.3 inches
Width: 77.7 inches
Height: 51.2 inches
Trunk volume: 10 feet3
Net mass (C/D estimate): 3600 lbs

60 mph: 3.1 sec
100 mph: 6.8 sec
1/4 mile: 11.0 sec
Top speed: 199 mph

Combined/City/Highway: 19/17/22 mpg

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