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This ain't no Mazda MX-5! 2024 Ferrari Roma Spider price and specs confirm latest drop-top grand tourer to rival Aston Martin DB12 Volante and Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

The Ferrari Roma Spider will begin deliveries in Australia from Q2, 2024 priced at $520,300 BOCs.

First Australian deliveries for the Ferrari Roma Spider will kick off from the second quarter of 2024, as pricing is confirmed at $520,300 before on-road costs.

That makes the drop-top version of the Ferrari grand-tourer $67,300 more expensive than the Roma coupe that launched back in 2021.

Powering the Roma Spider is the same 3.9-litre twin-turbo petrol V8 as the coupe, producing 456kW/760Nm, with drive sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

This enables a 0-100km/h acceleration time of just 3.4 seconds.

But how does this compare against the cream of the convertible sports car crop?

Aston Martin’s DB12 Volante makes 500kW/800Nm from its AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8; the Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder is priced at $422,606 and makes 449kW/560Nm from a 5.2-litre V10; and the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is $559,400 with a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat six making 478kW/800Nm.

In the sprint to 100km/h however, it is the Lamborghini and Porsche that will come out on top with a 2.8s time, while the Aston is marginally slower than the Ferrari at 3.7s.

However, the Ferrari Roma Spider features seating for four thanks to its 2+2 configuration – unlike the mid-engined Huracan.

Keep in mind the rear seats are very small but can accommodate luggage and feature ISOFIX points for children.

And without any passengers in the rear, the Roma Spider can deploy its unique wind deflector that uses the rear seat backrests to reduce turbulent air in the cabin when the roof is folded.

Speaking of, the folding fabric roof can be opened/closed at speeds of up to 60km/h and takes just 13.5s, while its material and construction mean the cabin is as quiet as a folding hardtop, according to Ferrari.

The Roma Spider is the brand’s first front-engined soft-top convertible model since the 1969 365 GTS/4 ‘Daytona’ Spyder.

2024 Ferrari Roma pricing before on-road costs