Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

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Ferrari 612
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Overview
Manufacturer Ferrari
Production 2004–2011
Designer Pininfarina under Frank Stephenson
Body and chassis
Class Grand tourer
Body style 2-door 2+2 coupé
Layout FMR layout
Powertrain
Engine 5.7 L Tipo F133F V12
Transmission 6-speed manual
6-speed 'F1A' semi-auto
Dimensions
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)
Chronology
Predecessor Ferrari 456 M
Successor Ferrari FF
Interior

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.

Specifications[edit]

612 Scaglietti pictured in London

Chassis[edit]

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.

Engine[edit]

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

Transmissions[edit]

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.

Production[edit]

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.

Recall[edit]

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.[1]

Special models and one-offs[edit]

612 Sessanta (2007)[edit]

612 Sessanta

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.[2]

Colour choices included:[3]

  • 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)[edit]

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).[4]

612 Kappa[edit]

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.[5]

Ferrari GG50 (2006)[edit]

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.[6]

Police car[edit]

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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Filipponio (Jun 3, 2008). "Ferrari recalls 612 Scaglietti with F1 transmission". Autoblog. 
  2. ^ Lavrinc, Damon (2007-06-23). "60th Anniversary Ferrari 612 Sessanta". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  3. ^ "2007 Ferrari 612 Sessanta". Topspeed.com. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  4. ^ Nunez, Alex (2006-06-12). "Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Cornes 30th Anniversary Edition - 20 cars, for Japan only". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  5. ^ "Ferrari 612 Kappa". Supercars.net. 2004-03-01. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  6. ^ Neff, John (2006-01-09). "Detroit Auto Show: Ferrari GG50". Sports.autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  7. ^ Joseph, Noah (2007-04-18). "Ferrari for the Fuzz: UK police receive 612 Scaglietti". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 

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