Ferrari Roma by Wheelsandmore
German tuner takes a stab at Maranello’s latest performance-spec grand tourerby Kirby Garlitos, on
Proving yet again that it works faster than a lot of aftermarket companies in the business, Wheelsandmore has officially unveiled its new program for Ferrari’s latest exotic model, the Roma. The expediency by which the German tuner works is known far and wide in tuning circles, and it’s no surprise that the subject of Wheelsandmore’s latest aftermarket program also happens to be a super grand tourer that was only presented to the world last November. The Roma is Ferrari’s latest super grand tourer, slotted neatly between the Portofino and the F8 Tributo in Maranello’s current model range. It’s arguably Ferrari’s most beautifully designed model in its current lineup. In other words, it’s the perfect muse for Wheelsandmore’s newest tuning program, and, in typical Wheelsandmore fashion, we see all of it in this new program for Ferrari’s latest galloping stallion.
Are there any exterior and interior upgrades to the Ferrari Roma?
There are no exterior and interior upgrades made to the Ferrari Roma.
That might be a bummer for some, but for those who know the tuner’s M.O., Wheelsandmore is all about engine upgrades and new sets of wheels. There have been occasions when Wheelsandmore has offered more, but that doesn’t appear to be the case with the Ferrari Roma.
Not that this is all bad since the Roma already has a stunning design. The gorgeous curves harken back to Ferraris of yesteryear and the front section, with the shark nose and the classic egg-crate grille offers similar callbacks to classic Ferraris from the 1950s and 1960s.
Wheelsandmore was smart to leave the Roma’s body alone, opting instead to place its focus on the supercar’s set of wheels. This is the tuner’s forte, and it’s no surprise that Wheelsandmore designed and developed different sets of wheels in different designs, measuring either 21 inches or 21-/22-inch staggered fitment wheels. You can also pick your wheel design, including the tuner’s all-new FORK wheel with its directional concave design and center-locking optics. The new FORK wheel is available with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
If the new FORK wheel isn’t your cup of tea, you can also opt from several other designs, including 6Sporz wheels, F.I.W.E. wheels, and Fivestar wheels. Each wheel design is available in different sizes, though the default size for each wheel is 21 inches.
What else is offered other than a new set of wheels?
In addition to the wealth of wheel options that are available in this program, Wheelsandmore — this is the "more" part in its name — is offering a plug-and-play tuning module that adds 78 horsepower and 92 pound-feet of torque to the output of the Roma's 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine.
Let’s do the math for a second. The aforementioned V-8 unit produces 612 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. Add the extra ponies generated by Wheelsandmore’s software kit, and the total output increases to 690 horsepower and 652 pound-feet of torque.
The tuner didn’t say how the increased output affects the Roma’s performance time, but expect some improvements in those departments. In standard guise, the Roma can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and 0 to 124 mph in 9.3 seconds. The supercar’s top speed is rated at 199 mph. With Wheelsandmore’s software unit, it’s possible that the Roma can now sprint from 0 to 62 mph in three seconds and 0 to 124 mph in around nine seconds.
A new top speed of 201 mph could be in play, too, especially if you factor in the new stainless steel exhaust system with remote-operable flaps. The tuner claims that an extra 15 horsepower can be tapped with this setup, not to mention the new and presumably more emotional soundtrack that typically comes with dedicated aftermarket exhaust systems.
Will Wheelsandmore’s program for the Ferrari Roma cost me my entire mid-year bonus?
It depends on how much that bonus is exactly, but the good thing about Wheelsandmore’s program for the Roma is that it’s limited to just the new set of wheels, the tuning module, and the stainless steel exhaust system. The absence of aerodynamic kits and personalized interior programs means that you can save a lot of money with items that you don’t have to buy.
That said, you’ll still have to pay a pretty penny to avail Wheelsandmore’s tuning kit for the Roma. The wheels, for example, start at over $8,600 per set. Depending on what set you get, that price is bound to go up. The tuning module adds another $3,800 to your tab, and while the new stainless exhaust system’s price tag wasn’t revealed, expect that to cost at least $3,000, too. That brings your tab up to at least $15,000 with the potential to approach $20,000 if you decide to buy those new FORK wheels.
Oh, and the Ferrari Roma starts at around $225,000. That’s an important piece of information, too. Without the car, the entire tuning kit is meaningless.
When it comes to Wheelsandmore, expectations need to be set. If you’re looking for a tuner that can roll out a suite of aerodynamic body kits and/or personalized interior upgrades, you’re probably better off looking elsewhere. But if you want the best possible wheels that your budget can afford, Wheelsandmore should be one of your first inquiries. Throw in the typical software engine tweaks and the new stainless steel exhaust system, and you have a tuning package that’s hard to resist. The price point might be out of some people’s price range, but there’s no mistaking the quality you’ll get when you’re dealing with the German tuner. Wheelsandmore always delivers the goods. Always.