Ferrari Roma - Test Drive

P R

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Im booked in next Tues near Ripon for JCT600 day. 1 hour with Ferrari "instructor" ( = chaperone) with light refreshments to follow :)
 

Hurricane52

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Im booked in next Tues near Ripon for JCT600 day. 1 hour with Ferrari "instructor" ( = chaperone) with light refreshments to follow :)
I don't think the lights need refreshing, although they are very DB10 like. I think you should take some chicken fencing with you and sort that grille out...
 

BJL

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My test drive is booked for Thursday, at Blenheim Palace, no doubt in one of these.
I'm at Blenheim Palace tomorrow as well for the Salon Privee and have a test drive at 2pm after the Lobster lunch. Went to the private launch in Rome last November and didn't much like it then as it was too much Aston with a touch of Jag plus front grill looks cheap plus cockpit very cramped plus should have been a lifting tailgate......apart from that.....nice car but they are not exactly flying off the shelves at 210k a go after very few options. Roll on the Granturismo replacement.

If you are attending the Salon Privee Ewan pop along to the Ferrari tent for a glass of pop, text me, I'll message my No.
 

Harry

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I drove the Roma last week in and around the Goodwood circuit. I tagged along to the launch event last year (thought it looked brill - spectacular “do”). It’s a comfortable ride, but I think I prefer the feel and handling of a Vantage to the Roma. It’s a comfortable ride and yes, it could be a “daily drive” - if you have that sort of money. I was lent an F8 Spider a few weeks earlier and quite frankly, the car has spoilt me and everything seems underpowered in comparison now.
 

P R

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Well I can confirm its f** quick! My god, only got a chance to put my foot down properly once, but it felt a fair bit quicker than my CaliT.
Inside was lovely, though far too many features / functions to take in on an hours test drive. They didn't really explain any of it.
Outside it looked class, far better than in pictures. Even the controversial grill looked good, especially on the darker colours.
 

Mr S

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WTF is it with that sensor on the front, really spoils the look, especially as there does not appear to be one on the other side. Would drive my OCD crazy. Good job iv got no chance in being able to afford one. lol
 

CatmanV2

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WTF is it with that sensor on the front, really spoils the look, especially as there does not appear to be one on the other side. Would drive my OCD crazy. Good job iv got no chance in being able to afford one. lol
At a guess, microwave emitter for adaptive cruise control.

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Nayf

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Some pics of the blue one at Salon Prive. Most were black/silver. Looked very good I thought...
 

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Andyk

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Some pics of the blue one at Salon Prive. Most were black/silver. Looked very good I thought...
Such a beautiful car.....At last....Great to see them making great looking cars after all the over styled trinkets in the rest of the range. Would love a Roma on my drive.
 
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D Walker

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Me too Andy, Just watching the Shmee review.
Not keen on the sensors in the front grille, but I could see past that.
Indicator buttons on steering wheel look sh1te but I’d live with that...
Great looking car..
In Blue please father Xmas..
 

Felonious Crud

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At a guess, microwave emitter for adaptive cruise control.

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Possibly one of the ugliest implementations of such a thing.

The rest of it looks nice enough, but no nicer than many other cars for less loot. With my arm up my back I'd probably take a Portofino M over the Roma, just for the option of having the wind in my hair.
 

Michael

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I drove the Roma for an hour on Saturday at a Maranello event. It is beautifully made - although I don't like the iPad thing that replaces normal controls. The engine is amazing - It was raining badly here and the car was if 'wet' mode - even so this thing will wheel spin in the wet at 40 mph and I am a slow/boring/conservative driver. I drove the blue car that was at Salon Prive - the equivalent RHD car will retail here for £220k. Base price £180k. My Ferrari 'driver' was a great guy from Milan, drives an Alfa Gulia, loves the GTs
 
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