The brand new Ferrari 2024 Roma Spider is a stunning successor to the Portofino M. For this new model, Ferrari has removed the roof from its beautiful Roma coupe, replacing it with a fabric top for the first time since 1969. Here’s everything you need to know about the new car.
As the first front-engine soft-top from the brand, the new convertible version of Ferrari’s elegant V-8-powered coupe features a retractable soft top. It’s constructed with special multi-layer fabric weaves and can be raised at up to 37 mph speed in just 13.5 seconds. Keeping the exterior largely unchanged, the new Ferrari Roma Spider retains smooth curves and a long hood. Ferrari also has recalibrated and redesigned the rear spoiler for roofless driving. Claiming that the new model is only 185 pounds heavier than the original coupe, the brand also has reinforced the chassis and strengthened the car’s bodywork.
Retaining the same refined look of the original Roma coupe, the new Ferrari Roma Spider’s cabin features an 8.4-inch sized vertical screen. The metal gear selector plate is surrounded by faux-suede and luscious leather. Ferrari has redesigned the steering wheel buttons for easier driving use. The company also has paid attention to reducing turbulence and wind noise with the top down, by adding a 5-mm aerodynamic element to the top of the windshield and also an additional wind deflector that pops up with the push of a button.
The heart of the original coupe remains unchanged in this new Roma convertible version, still producing a massive 612-hp and 561-pound-feet of torque from its turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 engine. Ferrari has touted a few minor changes to the gearbox, improving fuel efficiency. The Roma spider also features the latest Slide Slip Control system that manages stability control and traction, allowing for predictable drifts.
Many of us have dreamt about getting behind the wheel of a Lamborghini, but there’s just one problem – the price. The Italian supercar doesn’t come cheap, but now Xiaomi might have created the perfect solution for Lamborghini fans. Xiaomi’s new Ninebot GoKart Pro may be the first affordable Lamborghini in history.
The Fun Factor
One of the main reasons why people spend so much money on owning a Lamborghini is the fact they can have so much fun racing them. Xiaomi is not only bringing a fun driving machine to fans but also one that doesn’t cost a fortune and even runs on an electric motor.
There is an added bonus, and it has brought the vehicle to its customers in partnership with Lamborghini. The Chinese tech giant decided to do something special for its 10th anniversary, so it decided to bring out a gokart that was endorsed by Lamborghini.
That vehicle is, of course, the Xiaomi Ninebot GoKart Pro. This release comes hot on the heels of the world’s first mass-produced transparent TV also launched by Xiaomi.
The Ninebot kart displays the iconic ‘Giallo Orion’ badge that all official Lamborghinis have, and it comes with some pretty nice extras. Thanks to the spoiler and paintwork, this kart feels very much like a vehicle made by the famous Italian manufacturer.
The aerodynamics and seat make the Ninebot GoKart Pro look just like a Lamborghini, but that’s not all. It also sounds like a Lamborghini thanks to an audio emulation system that recreates the sound of the engine roaring.
Unlike most Lamborghinis, the Ninebot GoKart Pro is likely to cost around $1,479, which is just a fraction of the cost of the supercars. It’s not known when exactly the kart will be hitting the US market, but it’s expected to fly off the shelves when it does.