Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
|2004 To 2011|
|Designer||Pininfarina under Frank Stephenson|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door 2+2 coupé|
|Engine||5.7 L Tipo F133F V12|
6-speed 'F1A' semi-auto
|Wheelbase||2,950 mm (116.1 in)|
|Length||4,902 mm (193.0 in)|
|Width||1,957 mm (77.0 in)|
|Height||1,344 mm (52.9 in)|
|Curb weight||1,850 kg (4,078.6 lb)-1,865 kg (4,111.6 lb)|
|Predecessor||Ferrari 456 M|
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (Italian pronunciation: [skaʎˈʎetti] skall-YET-e or sky-YET-e) is a grand tourer produced by Ferrari between 2004 and 2010. It is a large two door fastback coupé. The 612 Scaglietti was designed to replace the smaller 456 M; its larger size makes it a true 4 seater with adequate space in the rear seats for adults.
The design, especially the large side scallops and the headlights, pays homage to the custom 1954 Ferrari 375 MM that director Roberto Rossellini had commissioned for his wife, Ingrid Bergman.
The 612 is Ferrari's second all-aluminium vehicle, the first being the 360 Modena. Its space frame, developed with Alcoa, is made from extrusions and castings of the material, and the aluminium body is welded on. The chassis of the 612 forms the basis of the 599 GTB.
The 612 Scaglietti shares its engine with the Ferrari 575M Maranello. The engine has compression ratio of 11:1. It has a top speed of 320 km/h (198.8 mph) and has a 0–100 km/h acceleration time of 4.2 seconds.
|Engine type||Power, torque @ rpm|
|5,748 cc (350.8 cu in) V12 (Tipo F133F)||540 PS (397.2 kW; 532.6 hp) @7250, 589 N·m (434 lb·ft) @5250|
The 612 comes with 6-speed manual or the 6-speed F1A semi-automatic paddle shift system, a much refined version of the F1 system in the 360.
The 612 was produced at Ferrari's Carrozzeria Scaglietti plant, the former home of the car's namesake coachbuilder in Modena, Italy. It was then taken down the road to the Maranello factory and the V12 engine was put in along with the interior.
The Ferrari 612 was replaced by the Ferrari FF in 2011.
In 2008, Ferrari recalled several hundred 2005-2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti with automated manual gearbox U.S. because the clutch sensor in the transmission could malfunction caused by heat from the vehicle under normal operating conditions. This may render the vehicle inoperable and possibly result in a crash.
Special models and one-offs
612 Sessanta (2007)
The 612 Sessanta (Italian for "sixty") is a limited (60 unit) version commemorating 60th anniversary of the company. It included 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, black chrome exhaust tips, the automated manual F1 gearbox, three-position electrochromic glass roof, steering wheel with start/stop button, Bose entertainment unit and two-tone paint.
Colour choices included:
- Grigio Scuro (dark grey, from Ferrari's Colori Classici '50-'60 vintage color palette)/Nero (black) with Grigio Scuro side line
- Rubino Micalizzato (ruby red mica)/Nero Daytona (metallic black) with Rubino Micalizzato side line
Cornes 30th Anniversary Edition (2006)
The Cornes 30th Anniversary Edition is a limited (20 unit) version for the Japanese market commemorating 30th anniversary of Cornes & Co. importing Ferrari into Japan. It includes HGTC package, Blu Cornes coloured body, a carbon fiber filler cap, and mesh grille inserts in the front and rear fascias.
It has a MSRP of 33,980,000 Yen ($304,000 USD).
The 612 Kappa is a one-off built for Peter S. Kalikow. The 612 Kappa has an all-aluminum body-shell, and it stands out from the 612 production counterparts in using the rear taillights found on the Enzo and F430, chromed headlight bezels, and a sunroof that uses electrochromic glass to vary the amount of opacity in the glass.
Ferrari GG50 (2006)
The GG50 was a concept car developed by Italdesign-Giugiaro S.P.A design studio, commemorating 50th anniversary of Giorgetto Giugiaro designing automobiles.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2006 NAIAS.
The police version, with a police colour scheme, included the HGTS (Handling GTS package) and Daytona style seats, personalised stitching and leather details, yellow rev counter, yellow brake callipers and Scuderia Ferrari shields. It has a MSRP of £200,411 including a four year warranty.
The vehicle began its relay at the UK on 18 May 2007, which was driven by police officers at the front of the UK tour throughout the 1,500 miles from Belfast to London.