The Ferrari Roma is not only a magnificent grand tourer from Maranello, this beautiful Prancing Horse is also about embracing a lifestyle that oozes class and elegance.

With that in mind, Ital Auto organised La Nuova Dolce Vita Driving Experience, a lifestyle drive for clients that combined fine dining, art appreciation as well as a stint behind the wheel of this exquisite V8 machine.

Held from March 11-13, 18 clients enjoyed a taste of the pure driving pleasure in a Roma paired with gourmet food and art that delights the senses.

Starting off at the Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, clients were briefed on the technical capabilities and design of the Roma by Sean Hudspeth, the first Singaporean to be appointed as an Official Ferrari Instructor. He is also a professional racing driver.

The 26-year-old unleashed the 620 horses residing under the bonnet in a twisty and steep uphill climb to the top of Kent Ridge to demonstrate the car’s potential and handling before exchanging seats with the client. The next part of the drive will see the Roma thunder down towards Gillman Barracks, where cool lemonade and an Italian art exhibition awaits.

Refreshed, the GT embarked on the final stretch back to Dempsey where the client was served an exquisitely curated four-course meal. A massage station was also available to soothe any aches.

La Nuova Dolce Vita, indeed.