Would the Prancing Horse already consider replacing the Portofino M? The unexpected meeting with a prototype of Ferrari Roma Spider suggests it.
Ferrari Roma Spider (2023) – For fifteen years, the honor fell to a convertible to take on the role of the entry ticket within the Ferrari range, via the California and Portofino, before the Roma coupé was launched in 2020. The latter, which did not replace any model when it was introduced, would be perfectly legitimate today to be available as a convertible . In this case, the current Ferrari Portofino M would be asked to slip away so as not to cannibalize the newcomer’s market.
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This is probably what Ferrari management is considering, on the horizon 2023, a year that will logically coincide with the end of life of the Portofino M, then 3 years old, the average life cycle of a Scuderia vehicle. It is therefore not surprising that a prototype of Roma Spider has been surprised in the enclosure of the factory of Maranello, these last days. We owe these shots to the account @zff_passion, themselves relayed by the Youtube channel Varryx, which allow us to observe the future 3/4 rear convertible, probably witha soft top, thus breaking with a long line of hard tops initiated by California in 2008. A virtuous strategy aimed at drastically reducing the weight of the beast in order to improve performance while containing consumption and therefore polluting emissions.
Logically, this future Ferrari Roma Spider would take over the 4.0 l V8 block of 620 hp from the coupé which also rages under the hood of the Portofino M. On the price side, the convertible Roma will probably rise over €210,000 when the coupé is currently claiming just over €200,000, compared to around €207,000 for a Portofino M.
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