Ferrari Roma - Test Drive

rs48635

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could have been the over-achieving middle class hero (with hidden traits of world-beating depreciation)
instead the b@stard son adopted by Lord of the manor. (that will become stone-cold future genuine classic Ferrari - see Dino 246 / everyones favourite baby Ferrari)
Market forces. We all back the wrong horse ( right for my pocket though)
 

outrun

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Everything works except the front grill which looks like my Mum's dirty washing basket. Once you see that, you can't get over it. Expect the facelift to have a better grill. At least if you get a dark coloured one it's not so obvious. Otherwise, I love it and it could well be the FF replacement in a couple of years.

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Phil H

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Everything works except the front grill which looks like my Mum's dirty washing basket. Once you see that, you can't get over it. Expect the facelift to have a better grill. At least if you get a dark coloured one it's not so obvious. Otherwise, I love it and it could well be the FF replacement in a couple of years.

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I agree 100%: I built 'mine' on the configurator starting with Rosso Mugello paint, and by the time I finished the grille didn't matter any more.

Oh to have the lottery win.

PH
 

Wattie

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I just configured mine. TDF blue outside, biscuity thing inside. Sorted.

Now to wait for someone else with exquisite taste to spec it, buy it, die in one or two years and have a grieving relative sell it for a pittance to someone (me) who will cherish it.
I’ll see what I can do.
 

Andyk

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The best looking Ferrari since the 355 for me.yes the back has more of a hint of DB11.....Probably with I like it.......But this will sell like hot cakes surely as its just stunning and makes the other cars look bloated and over styled. Love it.
 

StuartW

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Everything works except the front grill which looks like my Mum's dirty washing basket. Once you see that, you can't get over it. Expect the facelift to have a better grill. At least if you get a dark coloured one it's not so obvious. Otherwise, I love it and it could well be the FF replacement in a couple of years.

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I'm with you on the grill but I also think it sits too high, it has an odd stance. I'm not sure it has too much Ferrari DNA in fact, it looks too much like it should be a Maserati or an AM.
I know it's a very different car but of the current Ferrari crop, it has to be a 812 Superfast for me all day long
 

BennyD

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Tbh, I’m not a big fan. If I was going for a V8 front engined, rear drive GT I’d take the PortoFino. I think it is better looking and it’s a drop top as well. The grille is bobbins and the whole front end looks a bit odd. I think it’s closer to a 488 than a PF.
 

BennyD

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I'm with you on the grill but I also think it sits too high, it has an odd stance. I'm not sure it has too much Ferrari DNA in fact, it looks too much like it should be a Maserati or an AM.
I know it's a very different car but of the current Ferrari crop, it has to be a 812 Superfast for me all day long
An F12 is closer on price than the 812 is, but I’d have either to the Roma.