It stretches the meaning of 'GT'
We’ll only know whether the Roma is a realistic daily driver once we, er, drive it, but all the signs are this is a GT cocked more towards the aggressive Aston V8 Vantage than the floaty DB11. For starters, it’s a Ferrari and Ferrari doesn’t really do soft, then there’s the fact that with 70 per cent new chassis components over the milder-mannered Portofino and a fixed roof, Ferrari claims stiffness is in another league… although it declined to put any numbers on it.
There’s the extra 19bhp over the Portofino from its 611bhp 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8, but more telling is that the Roma gets a five-stage Manettino dial with a Race mode (Portofino only has three) and Ferrari’s latest Side Slip Control system to make drifting gods of us all. A GT car that also shines on track? Sign us up.