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The Ferrari Roma is for rich people who are afraid of Ferraris

Ferrari’s new car is pretty sweet.

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The Italian automaker says the Roma coupe was designed to evoke the carefree Roman lifestyle of the 1950s and 1960s known as “La Dolce Vita”.

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The two-plus-two-seat two-door features a sleek, clean style that appears aimed at competing against luxurious grand touring sports cars like those from Aston Martin. It is powered by a 612 hp twin-turbocharged V8 that’s good for 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.4 seconds and a top speed over 199 mph.

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The Roma was designed “for people who would like to drive a sports car, or a Ferrari, but are afraid of Ferrari and sportscars,” said Ferrari Commercial Director Enrico Galliera at the car’s unveiling in Rome on Thursday. According to the AP, the price will start above $220,000 when it goes on sale next summer.

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