Ferrari Roma - anyone got a deposit down?

Ferrari Roma - anyone got a deposit down?

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PrancingHorses

Original Poster:

2,436 posts

159 months

Friday 28th February
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Been invited to the launch event for this and am pretty shocked at how Aston Martin it looks. I think Chris Harris is spot on here....will be embarrassing answering all those - “is that the new Aston Martin” questions!! What were Ferrari thinking!?

On the other hand the interior looks very modern so hope the Italians have the tech to go with all the style. Would dread to think what a flat battery would do to all those screens when my 458 would be like a disco inside when it had a slightly flat battery!!

https://youtu.be/xboqtjL-a-U

johnnyreggae

2,395 posts

112 months

Friday 28th February
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PrancingHorses said:
Been invited to the launch event for this
But the car was launched last year hence the Harris video and UK deliveries supposedly won't begin til next year?

MDL111

4,248 posts

129 months

Saturday 29th February
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I quite like the way it looks - I think quite colour sensitive though

Taffy66

3,510 posts

54 months

Saturday 29th February
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MDL111 said:
I quite like the way it looks - I think quite colour sensitive though
I'll go further and think it looks absolutely stunning..It reminds me of when Porsche launched the 928 to critical acclaim despite the 911 enthusiasts hating it as it dared to be different..I like it so much i just might buy one at some point..I totally agree on it being colour sensitive just like the 928 was..It looks at its best in one of Ferrari's Silvers or Greys..

traxx

3,139 posts

174 months

Saturday 29th February
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I don't really understand why anyone would buy this car when a mint F12 is so much cheaper

PrancingHorses

Original Poster:

2,436 posts

159 months

Saturday 29th February
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johnnyreggae said:
But the car was launched last year hence the Harris video and UK deliveries supposedly won't begin til next year?
  • Dealer launch event smile

PrancingHorses

Original Poster:

2,436 posts

159 months

Saturday 29th February
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traxx said:
I don't really understand why anyone would buy this car when a mint F12 is so much cheaper
Did you see the Chris Harris video - he thinks the same too...

traxx

3,139 posts

174 months

Sunday 1st March
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PrancingHorses said:
Did you see the Chris Harris video - he thinks the same too...
Sorry hadn't actually watched the video when I said that

4rephill

4,103 posts

130 months

Monday 2nd March
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traxx said:
I don't really understand why anyone would buy this car when a mint F12 is so much cheaper
Why did people buy a 328 GTB/GTS, when a used 308 GTB/GTS was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 430, when a used 360 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 575, when a used 550 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 488, when a used 458 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy an 812 superfast, when an F12 was so much cheaper?

Why would anyone buy a 2020 model, when a 2017 model is so much cheaper?

scratchchin

FezSpider

424 posts

184 months

Monday 2nd March
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4rephill said:
Why did people buy a 328 GTB/GTS, when a used 308 GTB/GTS was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 430, when a used 360 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 575, when a used 550 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 488, when a used 458 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy an 812 superfast, when an F12 was so much cheaper?

Why would anyone buy a 2020 model, when a 2017 model is so much cheaper?

scratchchin
I actually agree with that and see were your coming from.
It's also called choice, you buy what you like.

cgt2

1,456 posts

140 months

Monday 2nd March
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4rephill said:
Why did people buy a 328 GTB/GTS, when a used 308 GTB/GTS was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 430, when a used 360 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 575, when a used 550 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 488, when a used 458 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy an 812 superfast, when an F12 was so much cheaper?

Why would anyone buy a 2020 model, when a 2017 model is so much cheaper?

scratchchin
Well I bought a 328 then went back to a 308 again, and I bought a manual 575 then went back to a 550. It's all subjective. I think the F12 is a bargain at the moment even if the insane performance is somewhat unusable in most modern road conditions.

67Dino

1,563 posts

57 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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4rephill said:
traxx said:
I don't really understand why anyone would buy this car when a mint F12 is so much cheaper
Why did people buy a 328 GTB/GTS, when a used 308 GTB/GTS was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 430, when a used 360 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 575, when a used 550 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 488, when a used 458 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy an 812 superfast, when an F12 was so much cheaper?

Why would anyone buy a 2020 model, when a 2017 model is so much cheaper?

scratchchin
Wish I could save a load of money by not buying a 2020 Roma and just getting a 1973 Daytona.
frown

browngt3

953 posts

163 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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67Dino said:
Wish I could save a load of money by not buying a 2020 Roma and just getting a 1973 Daytona.
frown
As nice as the Roma looks I would much prefer a 73 Daytona. One of my all time favourite cars. Unfortunately out of my price range at half million plus frown

67Dino

1,563 posts

57 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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browngt3 said:
67Dino said:
Wish I could save a load of money by not buying a 2020 Roma and just getting a 1973 Daytona.
frown
As nice as the Roma looks I would much prefer a 73 Daytona. One of my all time favourite cars. Unfortunately out of my price range at half million plus frown
Some years back I had a choice between buying a new Vantage V8 or a Daytona. I bought the Vantage. Big mistake...
curse

Taffy66

3,510 posts

54 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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browngt3 said:
As nice as the Roma looks I would much prefer a 73 Daytona. One of my all time favourite cars. Unfortunately out of my price range at half million plus frown
There's a stunning Metallic Blue 1973 RHD Daytona for sale at Dick Lovett Swindon..I had a close look at it last November and despite using my best man maths logic £550k was way beyond my pay grade..Stunning in the metal however probably best left in my dreams as i suspect the driving wouldn't match the looks..Never meet your heroes and all that..!
The Roma is a stunning looking car and a nice departure from Ferrari's recent design language..Biggest dilemma for me would i buy one for the same money as a nice F12.?

Olas

911 posts

9 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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The FF and GTC4Lusso are older but orders of magnitude prettier.

WCZ

7,608 posts

146 months

Wednesday 4th March
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Why did people buy a 328 GTB/GTS, when a used 308 GTB/GTS was so much cheaper?

faster, better handling.

Why did people buy a 430, when a used 360 was so much cheaper?

faster, better handling, looks.

Why did people buy a 575, when a used 550 was so much cheaper?

not much in them, I wouldn't have

Why did people buy a 488, when a used 458 was so much cheaper?

lots didn't and lots are buying 458's even though the price difference isn't much more.

Why did people buy an 812 superfast, when an F12 was so much cheaper?

not sure, wouldn't do myself as the performance increase is neglibible. I thought the 812sf rode on the sales of the TDF when they were £900k used.

Why would anyone buy a 2020 model, when a 2017 model is so much cheaper?

usually warranty or to be seen with the latest, not for me though.



traxx

3,139 posts

174 months

Thursday 5th March
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4rephill said:
traxx said:
I don't really understand why anyone would buy this car when a mint F12 is so much cheaper
Why did people buy a 328 GTB/GTS, when a used 308 GTB/GTS was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 430, when a used 360 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 575, when a used 550 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy a 488, when a used 458 was so much cheaper?

Why did people buy an 812 superfast, when an F12 was so much cheaper?

Why would anyone buy a 2020 model, when a 2017 model is so much cheaper?

scratchchin
Sorry on the face of it, its not the same at all
All these are updated on a platform
What I'm saying is here you can have a better car (what was a fantastic V12) for a fraction the new car

Of course the new one might actually be a better drive but Ferrari haven't ever tried to sell the new car to any of their "long term" customers so who knows what its like


Edited by traxx on Thursday 5th March 00:14

rosino

1,241 posts

124 months

Thursday 5th March
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traxx said:
I don't really understand why anyone would buy this car when a mint F12 is so much cheaper
This. End of thread.

67Dino

1,563 posts

57 months

Thursday 5th March
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rosino said:
traxx said:
I don't really understand why anyone would buy this car when a mint F12 is so much cheaper
This. End of thread.
Aw, don’t end the thread. I’d much rather live vicariously through those who have ordered a new Roma than through second hand F12 owners.