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Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Gives Us More Details on the New Roma Coupe


Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has been kind to its fans outside of F1 this year. The Maranello Outfit showed 5 new cars this year. The final of the 5 is the Ferrari Roma coupe that debuted last month.

The company has provided lots more details in a Thursday announcement.

Specifically, we learn a lot more about the car’s aerodynamics, design inspiration and its dynamics.

Ferrari revealed there’s still a turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 under the hood, shared with the Portofino convertible. An 8-speed dual-clutch transmission sends power to the rear wheels and there’s 611 hp on tap with 561 pound-feet of torque.

Weight reduction was a Key area Ferrari engineers worked on, and the Roma benefits from the latest chassis developments; the company said 70% of the components are new to the model.

To speak with numbers, the car is 440 lbs lighter than the Portofino.

Complementing the analog engineering is a suite of refined digital technology.

The latest version of the company’s dynamic control system works with things like the electronic stability control to deliver smoother slip. Handling and grip benefit from this, and Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer is onboard to adjust brake pressure on the wheels in Race mode.

The Roma coupe’s aero bits work their magic too.

Highlighting it all is a new spoiler that deploys at high speeds to maintain the downforce required, but also provide low drag as needed. The latter sees the wing stay flush with the rear, which Ferrari believes also preserves the design’s elegance. At its max, there’s 209 more pounds of downforce available compared to the Portofino.

On the Ital design front

Ferrari better explained its ethos, which is originally said is meant to recall a “pleasurable way of life” in Rome during the 1950’s and ’60’s.

Ferrari wanted to celebrate the look of front-engined grand tourers from the 1960’s. This led to a minimalist kind of look without any “decorations” at the front in the form of excess air inlets and the like.

Purity” is the word Ferrari used to describe the overall look.

The cabin lets go of some of the driver-focused appeal to create a sense of 2 spaces: 1 for the driver and 1 for the passenger. There was a goal to almost make the passenger more of a co-pilot, rather than just someone along for the ride. In another nod to the past, some of the driver controls reside on a metal plate in the center console, a reference to the gated manual transmissions of the past. 

Expect to see the 1st Romas hit the streets in Y 2020.

Ferrari is the Aristocrat of the automotive sector.

Enzo Ferrari’s iconic Italian Supercar manufacturer claimed the title according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 2019 report launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

HeffX-LTN overall technical outlook for RACE is Very Bullish, overhead resistance is 170.17, and Key support at 166.50, a Key indicators is Very Bullish (the stock is oversold) and the stock has established long term support ahead of this breakout.

Ferrari finished at 166.52, -1.01 Thursday in NY.

Ferrari will continue to create value in the long term. Ferrari is a quality 1st long term luxury products investment, and I see it at 200+/share in that frame.

Ferrari will continue to create value in the long term. Ferrari is a quality 1st long term luxury products investment, and I see it at 200+/share in that frame.

Have a terrific weekend


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