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Buying

What should I be paying?

Even in this stratospheric sector, buying a Ferrari demands deeper-than-usual pockets. The Roma Spider costs £210,313 – before options – a £28k chunk more than the coupe. Perhaps these sorts of figures don’t register with the customer base, but very rich people didn’t get that way by flinging their money around willy-nilly. That said, the Conti GTC (from £201,800) and Porsche 911 Turbo S cabrio (from £190,600) are similar money, before digging into the options.

Which is always worth doing, particularly on a Ferrari. Some examples, then. A ‘special colour’ is £7,601. Watch those big kerbs: 20in forged diamond wheels are £4,931. Daytona style seats are £3,030. The passenger display is £3,595. It gets juicier: go completely off-piste and choose an ‘on demand special colour’ and it’ll cost £35,952.

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This takes us into the world of personalisation, territory that all the heavy hitters have successfully scoped out and charge accordingly for. A Roma Spider costing half a million quid is surely possible. We’d sure like to see it.

Like other Ferraris, this one comes with a four-year warranty (in the UK, three years elsewhere), and a seven-year Genuine Maintenance package that covers all routine servicing. Ferraris aren’t cheap to run so this is a good thing indeed. Fuel consumption is 24.9mpg combined, emissions 258g/km.

Ferrari’s front-engined GTs are not depreciation-proof, unlike some of their siblings. But the Roma seems to be holding up. Most two-year old cars, with circa 6,000 miles, are around the £170-175 mark, which is pretty solid, and we’d expect the Spider to fare even better.

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