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Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by ajr550, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. gw32

    gw32 Karting

    Apr 6, 2017
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    That's a very cool color. How is it different from Titanio? Less blue? A shade darker? Interior spec?
     
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  3. SVCalifornia

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    More neutral silver with more metal flake. Very bright. I really like titanio too.

    Interior is ciccolato over tortora.

    SV

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  5. gw32

    gw32 Karting

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    Nice, should look great with the exterior color.
     
  6. Dadr

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    Having driven the car now daily for 2 weeks I cannot stress enough how good a car the Roma really is. It feels so polished from its driving characteristics, suspension, and integration I am impressed by what a good job Ferrari has done. What I really enjoy is the enjoyable engine note, surprisingly. It just sounds right for this car. Clean and loud enough with just a hint of overrun. Before the Roma I daily drove a Jag F-type SVR which had the most aggressive stock exhaust ever with extreme pops, crackles, and burbles, which don’t get me wrong was a lot of fun, but the Roma just does it better and cleaner.
    The car does blend into traffic much better so the attention is cut down significantly compared to my other Ferraris of course, but everyone that sees it all say the same thing. “It’s gorgeous.”
    Those of you waiting on your delivery, I congratulate you, and I think you will be extremely happy if you accept it for what it is a truly elegant modern GT sports car and are not looking for a “supercar” experience.
     
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  8. SVCalifornia

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    It’s amusing to see the responses from certain quarters of the Ferrari landscape.

    Many complain how overdone the latest offerings are with too much hp and acceleration in the danger zone! Yet when a option arises that emphasizes s different balance with more GT focus, more up to date user interface (like the SF90), lower hp (620) and a more refined sense of comfort and beauty, it is now inferior and “womanly”!

    Not at all. Just better balanced I say.

    I have a higher hp Ferrari which is just fine. But this car has an 8 speed transmission and quite possibly no more speed-thermal sensor issues in the old DCT. It has more up to date electronics and tires that will allow you to feel the road!

    Methinks the naysayers feel threatened and are still trying to compensate for inadequacies.

    And the women I’m close to absolutely love the car and eagerly want to experience it!

    SV
     
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  9. mhh

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    A question for owners living with the car....does the gearbox work OK in Auto? I noticed during my demo drive that the car couldn’t wait to get into 8th and then lugged uncomfortably on light throttle openings.
     
  10. glennkreisel

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    Thanks good review
     
  11. RamsHmb

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    You make a great point both the overrun. I hadn’t mentioned that in my comments but it is brilliant and just right. I feel like it has more than my GTS...I am loving the Roma too.

    on the question of auto...when I have had it in auto it Does like to get up to 8th quickly but I literally drive mine in manual 99% of the time and I am in SF 60-70% of the time. It’s just so easy.
     
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  13. isuk

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    I received my second production photo this morning. I'm hoping that it is either the bright lighting that is changing the look of the colour or they have sent me the wrong photo as I ordered Blu Abu Dhabi but this photo makes it look more like Blu Mirabeau.

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  14. SVCalifornia

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    Pics are under bright fluorescents it appears. Colors typically look more blue.

    If you are worried have the dealer double check their registry.

    SV
     
  15. isuk

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    #3688 isuk, Jan 22, 2021
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    I've got copies of the order laid off to the factory along with confirmation of the spec on the MyFerrari app etc. I'm not unduly worried as it is most likely the lighting. I had a similar issue with my Huracan Evo RWD in a factory photo under the QC lights which made the colour look very different. My dealer thinks the car may arrive with them next week.
     
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  16. Horsin'around

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    For those of you that have received their Roma. Do you know if there are any “free gifts” associated with the Roma?

    Key box, model, letter, lithograph, etc?


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  17. Matt L

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    How about a full tank of fuel?
     
  18. Southfield

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    This was a nice gift from the dealer. A couple of other things on the way

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  19. Soleith

    Soleith Rookie

    Dec 30, 2020
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    Curious, have any ordered their Roma in rosso Corsa? My dealer is advising against saying it shows up somewhat orange in the metal.
     
  20. glennkreisel

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    Damn i've got the wrong dealer!
     
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  21. kdw0304

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    how about upgrading rear tires from
    285/35/20 to 295/35/20??



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  22. Redneck Slim

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    On my Portofino I went 2" wider front and rear with 285/30-20 and 335/30-20. These tires have identical revolutions/mile as the stock tires. If I get a Roma I would attempt the same thing.
     
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  23. 008

    008 Karting

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    Should work no problem but it’s not much of an increase if you stay with the same compound. May be better off going to a stickier tire like mpsc2.
     
  24. 008

    008 Karting

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    On the right wheels that’s a great setup and would fill the wheel wells.
     
  25. Redneck Slim

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  26. 008

    008 Karting

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    The Roma has adjustable spring perches. I haven’t corner balanced mine yet, but from eyeballing it, there’s definitely the ability to go down 1/2 and still have a range of adjustments to balance.
     
  27. Redneck Slim

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    What about room in the fender wells for wider wheels and tires?
     

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