Re: Ferrari Roma preview
From: Peter Rychel (
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2020 20:47:08 -0700 (PDT)

Yes, I remember reading your email and I was paying attention for that.


It’s hardly noticeable. There’s more going on with that front grille and headlights to distract from that. Taken as a whole, I like the way the front looks. The traditional egg-crate grille will always have it’s place on the classics, but it’s hard to adapt it to today’s design language. This suits it.




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From: Michel Savard
Sent: September 6, 2020 6:59 PM
To: PeterGT4
Cc: ferrari
Subject: Re: [Ferrari] Ferrari Roma preview


It might be nicer in person, but what about the front grill ? I wrote a few weeks ago how I hated it. Does it look better in person. Again, even in that picture below, I think it's awful.

Michael Savard (1981 308 GTSi)

On Sep 6, 2020, at 9:54 PM, Charles Perry <charles [at]> wrote:


My 15 Corvette Z06 has the same type of wheel well liners. They have been completely shredded. Since it’s just a track car for me, the Cup2 tires throwing klag at them at triple digit speeds all the time make them look like one of those bead-curtain doorway covers from the 60s. Stupid idea.


--  charles



From: Ferrari < [at]> On Behalf Of Peter Rychel
Sent: Saturday, September 5, 2020 12:04 AM
To: Charles Perry <charles [at]>
Cc: The FerrariList <ferrari [at]>
Subject: [Ferrari] Ferrari Roma preview


So I got an invitation from our dealer (Ferrari of Vancouver) to view the new Roma. No test drives, just a showing.


As always, the cars look better in person than they do in pictures and it’s another example that they look better in a color other than red.


It’s an interesting mix of fussy details and smooth, unadorned shapes. Rear ¾ profile is a dead-ringer for the Jaguar F-Type (maybe a little more muscular than the Jag). Interior is a step in the 21st century with touch-screen everything. The gear selector switches in the center console mimic a shifter gate, which, if they’re trying to appeal to a younger generation, may not “get it”.


Although it couldn’t be driven, the “key” was in it and the salesman said I could start it up (via a touch-screen illuminated button in the center of the steering wheel). It sounded really nice and was more aggressive than my friend’s GTC4 Lusso V-8.


One thing that I found curious and was pointed out by my friend as it’s featured on his car were the wheel wells. They are lined with a fuzzy, flocked material, almost like fleece. I’m sure it’s for sound-deadening. My friend hates it as it collects every single bit of dirt and debris.







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