Skintight Car: "You Can Make It"
Updated: Jul 4
The driver of this Ferrari Roma made a painful misjudgment on an Italian street this week. (Photo on YouTube)
Streets are narrow in Portugal, Italy and other European countries. They are a cultural and historical heritage. Therefore, they must be respected or motorists suffer the consequences.
When drivers arrive at a questionable position, passengers and onlookers often say: “You can make it.”
Don't you believe it.
Only if you make your maneuver at just the precise angle, with absolutely no room for error, will you make it.
In the case of the Ferrari Roma, or La Nova Dolce Vita as the car company calls it, pictured above, it seems that the driver may have been following a Morgan Roadster, which measures 1,720 mm (67.7 inches) in width compared with the 1,978.5 mm (77.7 inches) of the Ferrari.
A big difference.
The V8 supercar reaches 100 km (62 miles) per hour in 3.4 seconds before reaching 320 km (199 miles). However, not even the Ferrari Roma can power its way through an unaccommodating street.
The 2021 Ferrari Roma has a starting price of €189,670 ($222,630).
From its shark's nose to its truncated tail, the design is clean and uncluttered, according to CarBuzz.
Flavio Manzoni, head of Design at Ferrari, describes the Ferrari Roma as:
“Formula 1 in evening attire.
“We get that it’s certainly elegant but, beneath that smooth exterior, it’s a sporty number, maybe not quite an F1 car, but there’s definitely an athlete within.”