The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, shown at the 2004 Detroit Auto Show and replacing the $ 250,000 Ferrari 456 M the same year, incorporates the best features of the berlinetta sports coupe and spacious four-seater.
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is a two-door coupe with a 2 + 2 seating arrangement, with a front center engine mounted behind the front axle and rear-wheel drive (FMR layout), belonging to the GTB (Gran Turismo Berlinetta) class, the distinctive feature of which is a long bonnet and a smooth sloping roof.
Overall dimensions of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, mm .: length – 4,902, width – 1,957, height – 1,344, wheelbase – 2,949 mm. The nearly five-meter vehicle has a turning radius of 6.2 meters. The clearance (ground clearance) of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is 130 mm.
The car was created with the participation of the Pininfarina studio, but under the leadership of the American automobile designer Frank Stephenson, who has been awarded several times for his work on Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and McLaren cars.
And the car owes its name to the famous repairer Sergio Scaglietti, who in the 50-60s of the last century created road and racing Ferrari models in Modena (Italy, the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari) in his workshop before it appeared in Maranello, where it is now Ferrari headquarters. Together with Enzo Ferrari, he stood at the very origins of the company and, as a sculptor, sculpted the most beautiful cars from metal.
The design of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is inspired by the 1954 Ferrari 375 MM. The great Roberto Rossellini ordered one of these cars for his wife, the Hollywood superstar Ingrid Bergman. Here is such a tangle of names and cars in one Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, where every celebrity related to him was given their due.
When creating the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, the chassis and body made of solid aluminum were used for the first time, which made it possible to reduce the weight of the car to 1875 kg, and increase the rigidity of the body by 60%. The low center of gravity and excellent weight distribution (46% to the front axle and 54% to the rear) resulted in the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti having excellent roadholding and good driving dynamics.
For the first time, a dynamic stability control system (ESP or CST) and an automatic slip control system (Traction Control) were used on a Ferrari.
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti engine
Powerful 5.7-liter F133F V12 power unit with combined fuel consumption of 20.7 l / 100 km. and 32.1 l. / 100 km. in the city, was developed specifically for this car. Its power is 540 hp. and a maximum torque of 588 Nm at 5250 rpm. allow paired with 6-speed manual or semi-automatic (F1A) gearboxes to reach a maximum speed of over 315 km / h. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h. takes only 4.2 seconds for the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
But the masters from the German tuning studio Novitec Rosso considered that this was not enough, and by reconfiguring the ECU (electronic engine control unit), they brought the power to 555 hp, and the torque increased by 10 Nm. Fortunately, the exterior of the Novitec Rosso Ferrari 612 Scaglietti hasn’t changed much.
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti interior
The term Gran Turismo from the Italian language translates as “great journey”, and the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti suits him completely, because this car can comfortably travel any distance.
It all starts with easy access to the salon, where no one will feel cramped. There is ample legroom for all passengers, even if they are tall. Dual-zone climate control and Bose sound system have been specially developed for the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. The interior trim could be ordered on individual requests.
Finally, the unprecedented spaciousness of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is complemented by a 240-liter boot that can hold a set of five Ferrari branded suitcases.
In 2006, the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti MY06 received a new radio / CD with navigation support, an MP3 player, Bluetooth and a compact CF card reader (compact flash) allowing the user to store and play up to 4 GB of music. The system is integrated with a new display in the center console. Rear parking sensors were also offered as standard.
In 2007, in honor of its 60th anniversary, Ferrari released 60 copies of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti-Sessanta. The limited edition of these cars differed from the base model with new alloy wheels and tires in size 245/45 ZR18 and rear 285 / 40ZR19 (the same as the base model), chrome exhaust pipes, original false radiator grille and glass roof. Nine exclusive cars from this series were intended for Russia.
In 2011, the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti was discontinued and replaced by the Ferrari FF. Now on the secondary market in Russia, a used Ferrari 612 Scaglietti can be bought for about 3,500,000 rubles.