The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
(skaʎˈʎetti skall-YET-e or sky-YET-e) is a grand tourer produced by Ferrari
Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles as Ferrari S.p.A. in 1947...
between 2004 and 2010. It is a large two door fastback
A fastback is a car body style whose roofline slopes continuously down at the back. The word can also designate the car itself. The style is seen on two-door coupés as well as four-door sedans.-History:...
A coupé or coupe is a closed car body style , the precise definition of which varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, and over time...
. The 612 Scaglietti was designed to replace the smaller 456 M
The Ferrari 456 and 456 M is a front-engined grand tourer. The 456 was produced from 1992 until 2003. It was an overdue replacement for the defunct front-engined 412 as the company's premium 4-seat V12 car. The updated 456M was replaced in 2004 by the 612 Scaglietti...
; 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
Roberto Rossellini was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Rossellini was one of the directors of the Italian neorealist cinema, contributing films such as Roma città aperta to the movement.-Early life:Born in Rome, Roberto Rossellini lived on the Via Ludovisi, where Benito Mussolini had...
had commissioned for his wife, Ingrid Bergman
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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.
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
Peter S. Kalikow is President of H. J. Kalikow & Company, LLC, one of New York City's leading real estate firms. He is the former Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority , former Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and past owner and publisher of the New...
. 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
The Ferrari F430 is a sports car that was produced by the Italian automaker Ferrari from 2004 to 2009, as a successor to the 360. It debuted at the 2004 Paris Motor Show...
, chromed headlight bezels, and a sunroof that uses photovoltaic cells to vary the amount of opacity in the glass.
612 Sessanta (2007)
The 612 Sessanta is a limited (60 unit) version commemorating 60th anniversary of the company. It included 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, black chrome exhaust tips and Ferrari's F1 gearbox, three-position electrochromic glass roof, steering wheel with start/stop button and Bose entertainment unit.
Colour choices include:
- Grigio scuro (Colori Classici '50-'60) / Nero with grigio scuro side line (Dark grey/Black with dark grey side line)
- Rubino Micalizzato / Nero Daytona with Rubino Micalizzato side line (Metallic ruby/Daytona black with metallic ruby side line)
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.
The 612 is Ferrari's second all-aluminium
Aluminium or aluminum is a silvery white member of the boron group of chemical elements. It has the symbol Al, and its atomic number is 13. It is not soluble in water under normal circumstances....
vehicle, the first being the 360 Modena
The Ferrari 360 is a mid-engine midsize two-seater sports car produced from late 1999 until 2005. The 360 replaced the Ferrari F355 and was itself replaced by the fairly similar Ferrari F430...
. Its space frame
A space frame or space structure is a truss-like, lightweight rigid structure constructed from interlocking struts in a geometric pattern. Space frames can be used to span large areas with few interior supports...
, developed with Alcoa
Alcoa Inc. is the world's third largest producer of aluminum, behind Rio Tinto Alcan and Rusal. From its operational headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Alcoa conducts operations in 31 countries...
, 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 599 GTB Fiorano is an Italian gran turismo produced by Ferrari. It is the brand's two-seat flagship, replacing the 575 M Maranello in 2006 as a 2007 model....
The 612 Scaglietti shares its engine with the Ferrari 575M Maranello
The Ferrari 575M Maranello is a two-seat, two-door, grand tourer built by Ferrari. Launched in 2002, it is essentially an updated 550 Maranello featuring minor styling changes from Pininfarina...
. The engine has compression ratio of 11.2:1. The car is capable of 315 km/h (195.7 mph) and has a 0–100 km/h acceleration time of 4.3 seconds.
|Engine type||Power, torque @ rpm
|5748 cc V12
A V12 engine is a V engine with 12 cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two banks of six cylinders, usually but not always at a 60° angle to each other, with all 12 pistons driving a common crankshaft....
|540 PS @7250, 588 newton metre @5250
The 612 comes with 6-speed manual
A manual transmission, also known as a manual gearbox or standard transmission is a type of transmission used in motor vehicle applications...
or the 6-speed F1A semi-automatic
A semi-automatic transmission is an automobile transmission that does not change gears automatically, but rather facilitates manual gear changes by dispensing with the need to press...
paddle shift system, a much refined version of the F1 system in the 360.
The 612 was produced at Ferrari's Carrozzeria Scaglietti
Carrozzeria Scaglietti was an Italian automobile design and coachbuilding company active in the 1950s. It was founded by Sergio Scaglietti in 1951 as an automobile repair concern, but was located across the road from Ferrari in Maranello outside Modena, Italy.Scaglietti gained Enzo Ferrari's...
plant, the former home of the car's namesake coachbuilder
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Modena is a city and comune on the south side of the Po Valley, in the Province of Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy....
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. It was then taken down the road to the Maranello factory and the V12 engine was put in along with the interior
The 612 was not as successful as other cars in its class.
The Ferrari 612 was replaced by the Ferrari FF
The Ferrari FF is a grand tourer presented by Ferrari on March 1, 2011 at Geneva Motor Show. It is Ferrari's first production four-wheel drive model and has been described as a shooting-brake. It will replace the 612 Scaglietti. The FF has a top speed of and it accelerates from zero to in 3.7...
(Ferrari For Four) in 2011.