Temporary teaser video exhibits leather-based and carbon fiber steering wheel accompanied by sound of crickets and wind
March 9, 2023 at 14:06
by Chris Chilton
Ferrari is exhibiting us one thing new on March 16, that a lot we all know. As for the remaining, together with what that automobile will likely be, we will solely guess for now as a result of the agency’s teaser video is extra cryptic than a crossword.
The brief clip that appeared on the automaker’s Instagram account exhibits three completely different angles of a steering wheel that we will solely simply make out within the inky darkness. Because the digital camera strikes, mild slowly illuminates a few of the particulars, giving us glimpses of the carbon shift paddles and the carbon sections on each the highest and backside of the leather-wrapped wheel, and nearly exhibits off the shift-light part constructed into the highest of the rim.
We will additionally see the manettino driving mode toggle mounted within the decrease proper quadrant of the wheel, the dial for the lights on the other facet, the flip sign buttons mounted above each spokes and one thing within the roof that we will’t make out, however which can turn into one thing of a clue in spite of everything.
As may the teaser video’s soundtrack, which incorporates no engine noise, simply the chirp of crickets and the mild sound of wind whistling. Which may signifies that Ferrari is about to unveil its first ever EV and actually must work on its rubber door seals, or, extra doubtless, it’s about to drop the lengthy awaited Roma Spider convertible.
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Our spy photographers have captured prototypes of the Roma Spider testing a few instances, although its unclear how a roofless model of the Roma coupe would match into Ferrari’s vary, which already features a V8 convertible, the Portofino M. However giving the elegant Roma a cloth roof would assist it keep away from direct comparisons with the retractable hardtop Portofino.
The hardtop Roma is powered by a 612 hp (620 PS) twin-turbo V8 that generates 561 lb-ft (761 Nm) of torque and people numbers aren’t more likely to change for any convertible model, except Ferrari is facelifting the Roma and upgrading its powertrain on the identical time. That’s not past the realms of risk on condition that the Roma was launched in November 2019.
As for efficiency, strengthening the aluminium physique construction and including the mechanism for the hood will inevitably add a few hundred kilos to the curb weight, so don’t be stunned if the coupe’s 3.4-second zero to 62 mph (100 kmh) time positive factors a tenth or two within the conversion course of with none additional muscle to assist out.
What do you suppose Ferrari getting ready to disclose?