Ferrari has whipped the wraps off a one-of-a-kind Roma, with the bespoke version sporting “exquisite” detailing developed from traditional Japanese techniques. 

Developed by the Prancing Horse brand’s Tailor Made department, the unique Roma’s journey began when founders of COOL HUNTING — an independent US US publication dedicated to design, culture and technology — Evan Orensten and Josh Rubin were offered the opportunity of customising the front-engined Ferrari coupé. The duo accepted and met with Ferrari’s chief design officer Flavio Manzoni. 

The Maranello-based firm manufacturer Manzoni and his design team were inspired by the parallels between Italian and Japanese culture and design philosophy. For the unique Roma’s exterior colour scheme, the company took inspiration from traditional Japanese indigo dyes. The specially developed paint adorning this Roma is named Indigo Metal. 


The bespoke hue was carried over to the headlining. Inside, the sports car’s door handles are wrapped in hand-woven strips of black leather. This feature pays homage to the ancient art of tsakumi, which was used to wrap the grips of Katana swords. The copper plating applied to the gear shift is carried over to the outside of the car, where it features on the wheels.


As a reminder, the Roma is powered by a 3.9-litre V8 engine, which is coupled with an eight-speed dual-clutch ’box. The petrol unit produces 456 kW and 760 Nm of torque, available from 5 750 r/min and 3 000 r/min, respectively. Ferrari claims a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h. Read our review of the Roma here.