2021 Ferrari Roma

MSRP $225,000

Ranked #6 in Compact Coupe

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2021 Ferrari Roma Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 19, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Ferrari vehicles have unsaid familiarity in all their designs. You could look from afar and easily distinguish a prancing horse on the move. However, with the latest introductions in the lineup, Ferrari has moved away from conventional styling to sleeker and sharper designs that catch your eye almost instantaneously. At the forefront of this change is the Ferrari Roma, the brand’s entry-level grand tourer that with its big-budget price tag of $222,620 aims at creating a niche position for itself in the market.

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Pros

Enticing and prepossessing design

Cheerful engine 

Engaging driving dynamics

Cons

Light steering system

Cramped rear seats

What's New?

All-new model


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$225000

bodystyle

dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

199 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

235 cu.in.

transmission

8 speed Automatic

capacity

cargo volume

11.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.5 sec.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$225,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Ferrari Roma in Anthracite Gray color
Anthracite Gray

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.9

Engine and Performance

8.9

Fuel Economy

5.5

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.3

8.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.3

Overall Rating


The 2021 Roma is typically a Ferrari. You get a jaunty engine option for blistering performance without sacrificing interior comfort and luxury. It is all the pomp and gaiety with its new transmission setup and has a growling exhaust note to stay true to its roots. But it enters a rather populated market, where rivals like the Lamborghini Huracan EVO, Bentley Continental GT, and Porsche 911 Turbo S pose a threat to its likability. Can the Ferrari Roma garner every fiber of attention in the market? Let’s find out.

2021 Ferrari Roma Coupe front angle view
2021 Ferrari Roma Coupe rear angle view

8.9/10
Engine and Performance

5.5/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.3/10
Exterior


2021 Ferrari Roma Features

Given its exclusivity, the 2021 Ferrari Roma is available in one decked-up trim that gets access to all class-leading specifications. At an MSRP of $222,620, the latest introduction from the brand cohesively unifies performance from a brawny V8 engine with the luxuries and amenities you get from a traditional grand-tourer. It is available with a standard RWD powertrain and gets the brand’s latest DCT unit. For those who would find the basic set of specifications to be underwhelming, there are several optional packages to choose from. However, these dial-up the prices quickly.

Trim

Ferrari Roma

MSRP

$222,620

Key Features

Apple CarPlay

 

Integrated Rear Spoiler

 

Steering mounted touchpad controls

 

8.4-inch central display and 8.8-inch passenger display screen

 

Leather Upholstery and Alcantara inserts

 

Remote Activated Perimeter

Which trim should you buy?

The 2021 Ferrari Roma’s price falls in a similar ballpark as its competitors. It is available as a single-engine option and it is our only recommendation. It gets equipped with a standard twin-turbo V8 engine, typical to Ferrari vehicles, and adds an element of excitement into the ride with its refined dynamics that make it a perfect fit for city cruising. With standard specifications like premium upholstery, heated seats, and multi-zone air conditioning, the 2021 Roma stands out in its class.

2021 Ferrari Roma Engine and Performance

8.9/10

The 2021 Ferrari Roma is a force to reckon with. It comes equipped with a 3.9L twin-turbo V8 unit that falls under the larger umbrella of the brand’s F154 engine types. It produces strong power and torque figures of 612hp and 561lb.-ft, but its uniqueness lies in its power delivery and ride quality. With a standard RWD setup, the coupe makes use of a front mid-engine that gets mated to an 8-speed Dual-clutch transmission unit, initially found on the Ferrari SF90 Stradale.

2021 Ferrari Roma Coupe driving view

Put your foot on the throttle and the Roma clinches to the tarmac to speed past on the freeway. It sprints from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds and can breach the quarter-mile run in 11 seconds. However, in terms of top speed, the coupe is the only competitor that remains on the brink of the 200 MPH mark. Push it to redline and the integrated rear wing opens up to help improve aerodynamics and ensure that performance is not compromised.

Model

2021 Ferrari Roma

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Bentley Continental GT

2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

MSRP

$222,620

$203,500

$218,900

$206,485

Engine

3.9L twin-turbo V8

3.8L turbocharged flat-6

6.0L twin-turbo W12

5.2L V-10

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed DCT

8-speed automated manual

8-speed automatic

7-speed automated manual

Power

612hp

640hp

626hp

601hp

Torque

561lb.-ft

590lb.-ft

664lb.-ft

413lb.-ft

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.4 seconds

2.2 seconds

3.3 seconds

3.1 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

11 seconds

10.1 seconds

11.5 seconds

10.4 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

199 MPH

205 MPH

207 MPH

202 MPH

Each competitor is distinctive in their setup and while the Porsche 911 Turbo S makes use of a flat-6 engine, Lamborghini comes equipped with a traditional V-10 unit. What does feel surprising, however, is the ability of the Porsche to produce the highest power output of 640hp despite the least number of cylinders. It emerges victorious in the acceleration tests clocking 2.2 seconds to the 60mph mark, putting it right in the hypercar territory.

The 2021 Huracan EVO, though less powerful than the Ferrari, manages to be almost half a second quicker. The Bentley Continental makes use of its traditional W12 engine to produce the highest torque of 664lb.-ft, but its quarter-mile timings of 11.5 seconds, places it below its competitors. However, all four coupe cars have to be credited for their rumbling exhaust notes and aerodynamic setups that allow for better performance.

How well does the 2021 Ferrari Roma handle?

Perhaps, our only complaint in an otherwise perfect vehicle is that the steering system does feel light-weighted. But in no way does it affects the 2021 Roma’s handling and driving capabilities. Sit behind the wheel and you are in full control of the vehicle. Its punchy to drive and responsive to acceleration inputs and the front-mid engine placement provide stability to the coupe. The new dual-clutch transmission unit is aimed at improving frugality and the rear-wheel setup makes the vehicle fun to drive.

2021 Ferrari Roma Coupe ride and handle

In terms of handling, the 2021 Ferrari Roma is an absolute star that is tailor-made for high-speed cornering and it contains the body roll with great aplomb. Switch to the race mode and the ride livens up giving you the freedom to almost drifting through the corners. In totality, there are four driving modes to choose from and you also get an option to make the grand touring machine ready for uneven surfaces by automatically putting the suspension system in the “Bumpy” setting, by the click of a button.

Braking Performance

The 2021 Ferrari Roma makes use of ceramic Brembo brakes to provide effective braking and quick response timings when cruising at higher speeds. At the front, these brake rotors measure 15.4 inches, while at the rear they are marginally smaller measuring 14.2 inches. While the braking capabilities in the 60mph deceleration test have not yet been ascertained, we expect the 3,600 lbs weighing coupe to be efficient and deliver performance similar to the segment standard.

Model

2021 Ferrari Roma

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Audi R8 Performance

2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

Brake Rotors: front (inches)

15.4

16.5

N/A

16

Brake Rotors: rear (inches)

14.2

15.4

N/A

15.3

Curb Weight

3,600 lbs

3,636 lbs

5,029 lbs

3,062 lbs

60-0 (ft.)

N/A

N/A

105ft.

104ft

Lamborghini has done a great job at managing the weight of the vehicle. Yet the Huracan EVO that houses larger brakes in comparison covers 104 ft before coming to a halt. The heaviest,2021 Bentley Continental GT, takes only 105ft to achieve a similar feat and while the performance capabilities of the Porsche 911 Turbo S are not known, it sports the largest brakes that measure 16.5 and 15.3 inches at the front and rear will help it deliver best-in-class performance.

2021 Ferrari Roma Fuel Economy

5.5/10

While V8 engines have been deemed as guzzlers, traditionally, the 2021 Ferrari Roma is an embodiment of the fact, however, only partially. It averages 16 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway. Combined, it is rated at 18 miles per gallon of fuel and gets equipped with a sizable fuel tank that can hold 21.1-gallons. To optimize range and efficiency, Ferrari has added additional gear to its traditional 7-speed unit and direct fuel injection technology. It averages 380 miles, which is the highest in the segment.

Model

2021 Ferrari Roma

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Bentley Continental GT

2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

MPG (city)

16

15

12

13

MPG (highway)

23

20

20

18

MPG (combined)

18

17

N/A

15

Fuel capacity (gallons)

21.1-gallons

17.6-gallons

24-gallons

23-gallons

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

338/485/380 mi

264/352/NA mi

N/A

274/379/345 mi

All of its direct competitors are rather less conservative, with the Lamborghini Huracan EVO lurking at the bottom of the table averaging 15 MPG. However, it does sport one of the most voluminous fuel tanks and consequently, it averages an efficient range of 345 miles. The Porsche 911 Turbo S on the other hand is the closest competitor to the Roma and averages 17 MPG. While the combined efficiency of the Bentley is not yet known, it manages the lowest efficiency in city limits, however, has the largest fuel tank of 24-gallons.

2021 Ferrari Roma Interior

9.0/10

The 2021 Ferrari Roma being an all-new addition to the brand’s lineup is evident in the way the cabin has been curated. It is atypical of the traditional design and now sports a more ergonomic look. It feels precise and with the use of the best quality materials like premium leather upholstery and Alcantara inserts, reflects the brand’s idea to make it opulent with the finest attention to detail. You get designated driver and passenger columns that are divided by the central console that houses the display unit and amongst the latest introductions, sports a new digital gauge cluster and a flat-bottom steering wheel with swipe controls.

2021 Ferrari Roma Coupe cockpit area

Though practicality remains top-notch, the rear seats are rather impractical and even children will have a hard time adjusting to the placement. The front sport bucket seats, however, are perfectly bolstered and provide immense comfort. While ingress and egress to the front are easy, the rear seats can be accessed by the flick of a lever and automatically adjustable seats. The passenger seat occupant gets their display screen that controls infotainment and displays vehicle performance. With three display units, the 2021 Ferrari Roma has an irresistible design.

2021 Ferrari Roma Coupe instrument cluster

Amongst the latest additions is a new transmission knob that is now all-electric extending the contemporary nature of the design. Being a grand-tourer, the Ferrari also provides an easily accessible cargo space that can hold 11.4 cubic feet and though not the most commodious, has ample space for two small luggage bags.

Model

2021 Ferrari Roma

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Bentley Continental GT

2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

Passenger Capacity

4

4

4

2

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

N/A

N/A

40.1/NA/41.9

N/A

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

N/A

N/A

33.7/NA/41.9

N/A

Cargo Capacity (cu.-ft)

11.4

4.4

12.6

3.5

Each vehicle in the segment has been recently introduced/refreshed and thus sport a new-fangled look and most importantly resonate with a luxuriant aura. Amongst the competitors, the 2021 Bentley Continental GT has a statelier cabin and is the only coupe that has a usable rear seat.

Though the Porsche 911 Turbo S and Lamborghini Huracan EVO are sportier and athletic on the inside, the latter is the only one that can seat two passengers. The Bentley’s cargo capacity of 12.6 cu.-ft is also the highest, while the other two competitors have a namesake trunk and are bare-bones, to say the least.

Some standout interior features of the 2021 Ferrari Roma include:

  • Keyless Entry
  • Multi-zone air conditioning
  • Optional carbon fiber inserts 
  • Heated front seats
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Steering-wheel mounted controls

How intuitive is the infotainment system of the 2021 Ferrari Roma?

By being a more practical Ferrari that focuses on user comfort, the 2021 Roma provides an intuitive infotainment system that gets several features as standard. You get three display screens which include a 10-inch digital cluster alongside an 8.4-inch vertically placed and 8.8-inch touchscreen system specifically for the passenger. On the connectivity front, it gets optional Apple CarPlay that can be viewed only in the gauge cluster. Other infotainment features include:

  • Smart Device Integration
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio

2021 Ferrari Roma Exterior

9.3/10

Ferrari has moved away from its traditional styling with the 2021 Roma and has shifted to a defined strategy with sharp lines and body curves. Unlike the Ferrari Portofino on which it is based, the Roma features a set of vertical headlights and two defined taillamps on each side with the brand’s logo sitting in between. Perhaps, the most evident update to the design comes in the form of the body-colored front cheese-grater grille which now looks a bit less aerodynamic because of the lighter and cooler transmission system. However, we would have liked it if the grille had been blacked out to give break the monotone consistency of the car.

2021 Ferrari Roma Coupe 

Traditional to all coupes, the 2021 Ferrari Roma sports a low-slung and carved hood design that features flared edges. At the rear, it’s a mix of the swooping roofline that gracefully merges with the lights. You get an integrated rear spoiler that opens at higher speeds to aid performance and stability. While ground clearance is not known, the Ferrari Roma weighs 3,600 lbs, and being a grand tourer is one of the longest measuring 183.3 inches with a wheelbase of 105.3 inches.

Model

2021 Ferrari Roma

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Bentley Continental GT

2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,600 lbs

3,636 lbs

5,029 lbs

3,062 lbs

Length (in.)

183.3

178.6

190.9

177.9

Width (in.)

77.7

79.7

77.4

76.1

Height (in.)

51.2

51.3

55.3

45.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (in.)

105.1

96.5

112.2

103.1

The 2021 Bentley Continental GT has been recently refreshed and is a new take on the traditional design of the coupe. On the other hand, the Lamborghini Huracan EVO and Porsche 911 Turbo S looks like typical sports cars with low ground clearances and look even more athletic with the bold and imposing exhaust tips.

While the Bentley is the longest vehicle and sports a wheelbase of 103.1 inches, the Porsche 911 Turbo S is the widest measuring 79.7 inches. The 2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO is the smallest in overall dimensions and is the shortest having a total height of 45.9 inches.

Some salient exterior features include:

  • Quad exhaust tips
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional carbon fiber exterior elements
  • 30 exterior color options
  • LED taillights
  • Rear Spoiler

2021 Ferrari Roma Safety

Considering the price tag, sales volume, and the segment that it falls in, the 2021 Ferrari Roma has not been tested by either the NHTSA or IIHS. Nevertheless, the coupe’s standard list of safety features is adequate to create a favorable impression. In extension to safety, its reliability is strong-armed by a comprehensive warranty policy that covers damage to the powertrain and general bodily damage. It gets features like a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning as options, while the standard safety specifications include:

  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  •  Electronic Stability Control
  • Antilock Brake System
  • Optional Rearview camera
  •  Driver and passenger airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2021 Ferrari Roma Competition

2021 Ferrari Roma vs 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S and Ferrari Roma are closely matched in several aspects and you could end up choosing either of the two. On a micro-level, both of them serve distinct purposes. While the Porsche is made for serious performance, the Ferrari is also quick but focuses more on leisure and efficiency. The 2021 Roma is better built on the inside, features the latest technologies, but falls short due to its unusable set of rear seats. On the other, the 911 Turbo S can seat kids at the back, at least for shorter journeys. While both look striking, the Ferrari has a more utilitarian nature, refined performance, and agile driving dynamics making it the better option.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Ferrari Roma vs 2021 Bentley Continental GT

In all aspects, the competition on hand here is of two true grand-tourers that are equally powerful and comfortable. The 2021 Bentley Continental GT in its latest avatar brings about a more striking design that gets coupled with a luxurious interior and has ample space to seat four passengers. You will be left in awe of the cabin design and the uncomplicated infotainment system that features the best-in-class specifications. On the other hand, the 2021 Ferrari Roma is the newest introduction in the market and looks on par with the competition. You get quick performance, a high level of efficiency and a fluidic interior the unifies several elements. However, you lose out on essential space making the Bentley a better choice.

2021 Bentley Continental GT

2021 Ferrari Roma vs 2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

The battle of the prancing horse and the raging bull dates back years, but with the latest iterations, it has become all the stiffer and fiercer. While the 2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO is quicker of the line and delivers exhilarating performance leaving the driver excited with its agility and quick-moving nature, the 2021 Ferrari Roma is agile and coalesces performance with comfort. It gets a better infotainment system and has a more ergonomic feel to the cabin and has higher cargo capacity. Though a bit expensive, the Ferrari has better benefits to reap in terms of both performance and practicality.

2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

 

2021 Ferrari Roma Final Verdict

The 2021Ferrari Roma has a dual character as some might say. It is your everyday Ferrari that is built for cruising in the city limits and with a speculated time of 3.4 seconds can also be tested on the track. Being the latest addition to the lineup it follows the brand’s latest philosophy, it sports a new-fangled and cutting-edge design and gets equipped with the latest gizmos and nitty-gritty on the inside. Though its handling and ride qualities are top-notch and unquestionable, the steering does seem light-weighted. It also loses out on rear-seat space and comfort, but with a comprehensive safety package and with several optional features on offer, the Ferrari Roma makes for an excellent choice. 

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