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Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by Gianfranco341, Sep 17, 2020.

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  1. aobao1993

    aobao1993 Formula Junior

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    Others have already told you the answer,

    Why do you always ask the same question?
     
  2. vcappp

    vcappp Karting

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    because each one may have a different source of information depending on the time, location, people which will result a different answer and an opinion. Why can’t you think about that?
     
  3. Jonathan19

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    Anyone know when the Roma Spider will be unveiled? I heard February a few months ago.
     
  4. 456-boy

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    March 2023 ;)
     
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  5. SAT4RE

    SAT4RE Formula Junior

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    I was talking to one of the guys at Ferrari New York about the Spider. I got the wink/smile acknowledgement about the release date. I'm looking forward to seeing how wildly successful the Spider will be. I have a feeling this will become the IT car for Ferrari.
     
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  6. Dsald

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    I love my current Roma, but I have a feeling I am going to prefer the 296 gts over a Roma spider.
     
  7. Puro

    Puro Karting

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    They’re definitely testing a cabrio. Look for it in the next year. Also, my assumption is that this car will replace Portofino altogether.
     
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  8. Puro

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    The only way I would get one is if they somehow put a V12 in it; otherwise, the coupe is absolute perfection. And I mean that stylistically, mechanically, everything.
     
  9. Puro

    Puro Karting

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    Also, soft tops are coming back in style. They were always elegant, no one really asked for retractable hardtops; they just came out of mechanical ingenuity. But nearly every existing hard top is being replaced by softs now.
     
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  10. Puro

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    #185 Puro, Jan 3, 2023
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    Yes, soft tops are more elegant, and this is clearly an elegant car. Ferrari also hasn’t produced a soft-top in 25 years.
     
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  11. 456-boy

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    On this Roma Spider I’m hoping some improvements in termes of design, as if it was a Roma « M ». I won’t see a simple remove of the roof.
     
  12. Puro

    Puro Karting

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    California/Portofino was always a strange segment. It attempted to be an entry-level Ferrari, but was also priced about the same as the then 360 Modena. With the Roma in existence, the car is basically kaput. Even Ferrari’s head of marketing had to make a video explaining the difference between the two https://tinyurl.com/ex282h2b
    It’s clear which car is preferred.
     
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  13. isuk

    isuk F1 Rookie

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    The 430 spider was a soft top and was produced up until 2009.
     
  14. TheMayor

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    I think the 296 spider is unobtainium so this might be a good alternative. I need more info....

    Soft top doesn't bother me if they go that way. I loved my F430 spider and Maserati Cambiocorsa.
     
  15. 456-boy

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    I think he was referring to front-engined models :) last one with no hats too was the 550 Barchetta.
     
  16. Puro

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    Interesting that they’re calling 296 a GTS and not a Spider. But that’s a different discussion. https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/spider-vs-gts.671117/#post-148930937
     
  17. TheMayor

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  18. Puro

    Puro Karting

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    I guess they haven’t had a GT soft top in 50 years, actually.
     
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  19. Puro

    Puro Karting

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    And the last production GT soft top was 1973 365 GTS/4
     
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  20. paulchua

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    I agree, seems like two products in the same category. Makes more sent to me to merge the two.
     
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  21. nickg612

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    Any more news? If on track for 2023 release would expect expressions of interest soon etc
     
  22. 456-boy

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    Unveiling will take place in March 2023 ;)
     
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  23. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini Two Time F1 World Champ
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    For several months now I have mentioned that a dozen times already, seems fchatters are not reading posts......
    Morocco March 2023.

    Marcel Massini
     
  24. nickg612

    nickg612 Rookie

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    I was thinking that the information leaks have been rather quite given the unveiling date so soon. But perhaps thats because there is not that much that will be "new" news: Just a Roma with a soft top? I have tiny hopes that at least its some kind of an M version - with a V12 as a pipedream. (and with replacement of haptic controls by buttons even less likely than a V12)
     
  25. Redneck Slim

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    FWIW,the latest FORZA says that the Roma with eventually have a V12 (page 24).
     
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