• Living With The Ferrari Roma On a Daily Basis? It MIght Not Be As Good As You Think

The Ferrari Roma looks gorgeous, but Maranello may need to fix some things

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In 2020 Ferrari added a third grand tourer to its lineup, the Roma. Slotted below the V-12-powered 812 Superfast, the Roma features a 3.9-liter V-8, just like the Portofino, but unlike the latter, it’s a coupe. Thanks to a new design language, the Roma is one of the prettiest modern Ferraris out there. But is it a performance grand tourer that you can live with on a daily basis? YouTube’s Harry’s Garage took one for a long spin to find out just that.

Living With The Ferrari Roma On a Daily Basis? It MIght Not Be As Good As You Think
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If you’re looking for a review that puts the Roma on the race track or the drag strip, this isn’t the video for you. The 25-minute long review is more about the car’s functions and how you can use it as a daily driver. Yes, most of us can’t afford a Ferrari daily driver, but that’s the idea behind the Roma. It’s supposed to be a grand tourer you can live with. One that’s powerful and fast but also comfortable for long trips and fitted with tech you usually find in luxury cars. Does it live up to the hype?

Living With The Ferrari Roma On a Daily Basis? It MIght Not Be As Good As You Think
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When it comes to performance, the Roma is as powerful and fast as a Ferrari can be.

The twin-turbo, 3.9-liter V-8 packs an impressive 612 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque and sends all that to the wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The sprint to 62 mph takes only 3.4 seconds, while top speed comes in at a solid 199 mph. Harry seems quite happy with the car’s performance and says the Roma is surprisingly aggressive. He also considers it beautiful, but only if picked in the right color. His main complaint goes to the grille. Finished in the same color as the body, a unique feature for a Ferrari, the grille looks great in darker colors, but things become odd when the car is painted in a brighter finish.

Ferrari Roma Specifications
Engine twin-turbo, 3.9-liter V-8
Horsepower 612 HP
Torque 561 LB-FT
Transmission eight-speed dual-clutch
0 to 62 mph 3.4 seconds
Top Speed 199 mph
Living With The Ferrari Roma On a Daily Basis? It MIght Not Be As Good As You Think
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He also complains about the interior, claiming the design of the display and the center console is too bulky and tacky for a Ferrari. He also says the lack of a volume knob is a big issue since the volume slider on the display is imprecise, adding that the infotainment system altogether doesn’t work a smoothly as it should.

To make matters worse, the voice control feature keeps activating almost every time he says the word "Ferrari." Finally, Harry thinks the V-8 engine sounds "too boomy" and "annoying" at lower revs.

Is he too picky or is the Roma a difficult Ferrari to live with? Find out in the video below.

Ciprian Florea
Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read full bio
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