Test driving the Ferarri Roma...

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  1. glockhoarder

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    Hey Gang,

    This is another installment in my occasional exotic car driving posts.

    Earlier this week I was invited to one of the first Ferrari Roma test drive events.

    From Car and Driver:

    " Stuffed under the Roma's lengthy hood and mounted near the middle of the car is a turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 that makes 611 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque. It pairs with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (a.k.a. DCT) that debuted on the even more exotic Ferrari SF90 Stradale."

    The car is beautiful and great fun to drive. When I floored it the rear tiers spun - it had so much power I thought that the front end would go up. SUCH a fun GT car!!!! I've driven the Lusso as well which is AWD. The Roma is a very different experience. It's extremely fast, surprisingly agile, very comfortable and just beautiful.

    The one that I drove was a very high end spec for a Roma. I absolutely love how it was specd. As speced this (Eruro) model was about $300K.

    Some pics .....

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    This is somewhat unlike the treatment that I get at the Toyota dealer..
     
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    20200929_151542.jpg Some interior shots....

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    The yellow tach looks AWESOME!! The entire display is fantastic. The map is panoramic. I think that this is the tech preview for the next Farraris.
     
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    I'm still trying to warm up to it. It's different, but that's not a bad thing. Not a fan of the touch screen buttons on the steering wheel though. The profile reminds me of the AMG GT.
     
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    Can’t be a Ferrari....... it’s not ‘Arrest Me Red”
     
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    Ferrari owners call it "resale red".
     
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    Okay dude.....what's your job, and how do I get it? :D:cheers:

    In as far as the car is concerned, it reminds me of a new generation Mercedes-knockoff Vantage. I'll pass. I prefer something rear-engined when it comes to Ferraris anyways.
     
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    I'm trying to upload a good pic of the drivers screen - my Droid is making me crazy trying to do so.
     
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    Well, at least the Ferrari that I was following was.
     
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    (Exotic) Dealer Days and Track Days are the most bestest.
     
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    Ya Mon!!!! I've been to multiple race days courtesy of Porsche. Only one from Ferrari - so far :) Nothing like racing THEIR cars - while being very well fed and watered (and wined afterwards) .
     
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    I wish that you could see this exact one in person. It's truly beautiful. WAY nicer looking then an AMG GT - just MHO of course.
     
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    I have to say that of all of them the F8 (which was blue, not red :) was the most fun - and about the most fun car the I ever drove. I posted about this one in Dec. It's just amazing.
     
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    Super jelly!!!
     
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    I understand

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    My neighbor (retired) across the street was the National Sales Manager for Porsche.
    Man, the cars that rotated through his driveway.

    The 2001 Diablo was mine through 2005
     
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    Nothing to be jelly about, its basically like a Camry. But a little faster and nicer looking. They treat u a tad better than the Toyota dealer, just a tad.
     
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    Another Roma in front and a McLaren 720S on the right....

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    I hear these things are hell to drive. No, sorry, I'm thinking of the Lamborghini Countach.
     
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    Just something about the Diablo that I've always loved. That 6.0 is perfection.