Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

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Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
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Overview
Manufacturer Ferrari S.p.A
Production 2004–2011
Designer Frank Stephenson under Ken Okuyama at Pininfarina
Body and chassis
Class Grand tourer (S)
Body style 2-door 2+2 coupé
Layout Front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine 5.7 L Tipo F133F/H V12 (petrol)
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)
Kerb weight 1,850 kg (4,078.6 lb)-1,865 kg (4,111.6 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Ferrari 456
Successor Ferrari FF

The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (Italian pronunciation: [skaʎˈʎetti]) is a 2+2 coupé grand tourer manufactured by Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari between 2004 and 2010. It was designed to replace the smaller 456; 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 coach built 1954 Ferrari 375 MM that director Roberto Rossellini had commissioned for his wife, Ingrid Bergman.

Specifications[edit]

612 Scaglietti (Monaco)

Chassis[edit]

The 612 is Ferrari's second all-aluminium vehicle, the first being the 360 Modena. Its space frame, manufactured in collaboration with Alcoa, is made from extrusions and castings of the material, and the aluminium body is then welded on. The chassis of the 612 formed the basis of the 599 GTB flagship grand tourer.

Engine[edit]

The 612 Scaglietti shares its engine with the Ferrari 575 Superamerica - despite the name's suggestion that it is a six-litre V12 the displacement is actually 5,748 cc (5.7 L). The engine has compression ratio of 11:1 and enables the car to attain a top speed of 323 km/h (201 mph) and accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds.

Engine type Power, torque
5,748 cc (350.8 cu in) V12 (Tipo F133F) 540 PS (397 kW; 533 hp) at 7,250 rpm, 589 N⋅m (434 lb⋅ft) at 5,250 rpm

Transmissions[edit]

Interior with F1 paddle shift transmission

Two choices of transmissions were available on the 612, a 6-speed manual or the 6-speed semi-automatic paddle shift transmission designated the F1A, a much refined version of the F1 transmission used in the 360.

Production[edit]

The body of 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 to the Ferrari factory located at Maranello and the V12 engine along with the interior were installed. A total of 3,025 cars were produced, with only 199 equipped with a manual gearbox.

The Ferrari 612 was replaced by the Ferrari FF in 2011.

Recall[edit]

In 2008, Ferrari recalled several hundred 2005–2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti equipped with the semi-automatic F1 transmission because the clutch sensor in the transmission could malfunction due to heat from the vehicle under normal operating conditions. This would 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) variant of the 612 commemorating the 60th anniversary of the company. Standard equipment included 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, black chrome exhaust tips, the automated manual F1 transmission, three-position electrochromic glass roof, start/stop ignition button on the steering wheel, Bose infotainment system and a two-tone paint.[2]

Only two colour choices were available for the Sessanta, which were:[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

Most of the cars were painted in a two-tone colour scheme, but a handful were ordered with single tone colours.

Cornes 30th Anniversary Edition (2006)[edit]

The Cornes 30th Anniversary Edition is a limited (20 unit) variant for the Japanese market commemorating the 30th anniversary of Cornes & Co. importing Ferrari automobiles into Japan. Standard equipment included the HGTC package, Blu Cornes paint scheme, a carbon fibre filler cap, and mesh grille inserts in the front and rear fascias.

It had an MSRP of 33,980,000 Yen ($304,000 USD).[4]

612 Kappa (2006)[edit]

The 612 Kappa is a one-off special built for Peter S. Kalikow, former chairman of the New York Metropolitan Transport Authority and a renowned Ferrari collector. The stands out from the standard 612 through the use of multiple unique elements, such as a functional hood scoop on the engine cover lined with polished aluminium, added air vents near the front wheels for improved downforce, the rear taillights found on the Ferrari Enzo along with the F430, personalised door handles containing the initials of the owner, chromed headlight bezels, and a sunroof that utilises electrochromic glass to vary the amount of opacity in the glass. On the request of Kalikow, Ferrari agreed to not copy the distinguished elements of the 612 Kappa into its future models.[5]

Ferrari GG50 (2006)[edit]

Ferrari GG50

The Ferrari GG50 is a concept car developed by Italian styling house Italdesign Giugiaro, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Giorgetto Giugiaro as an automobile designer. Based on the 612 Scaglieti, the car was designed by Giugiaro himself and has a fastback coupé body style with a shortened wheelbase than the donor car. The car features folding back seats and a tail gate in order for easy entry and exit of the passengers, the folding back seats also result in increased storage space. The roof line has been designed in a sloping down manner resulting in more headroom for passengers on the rear seats. Apart from that, the car features a redesigned nose, unique wheels, glass roof, front air vents near the front wheels for increased downforce and improved brake cooling, thinner headlamps and unique quad tail lamps. Giugiaro wanted a Ferrari that he could easily use with his family and which allowed easy entry and exit of passengers from the rear of the car which was his main inspiration in the design. The mechanical components are the same as those found in a standard 612.[6][7]

The car was unveiled at the 2006 New York International Auto Show. Ferrari provided a rolling chassis of the 612 Scaglieti and technical support to Italdesign during the build process.[8]

Police car (2007)[edit]

A 612 Scaglieti was provided to the UK police department by Ferrari. Standard equipment included a police colour scheme, included the HGTS (Handling GTS package) and Daytona style seats as well as personalised stitching and leather details, yellow rev counter, yellow brake callipers and Scuderia Ferrari shields. It had an 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.[9]

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". Topspeed.com. 2006-04-18. Retrieved 2018-08-15. 
  6. ^ "Giugiaro Hatches Ferrari GG50 concept". EVO Magazine. 2005-11-02. Retrieved 2018-08-15. 
  7. ^ "Project GG 50". Italdesign. Retrieved 2018-08-15. 
  8. ^ Neff, John (2006-01-09). "Detroit Auto Show: Ferrari GG50". Sports.autoblog.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  9. ^ Joseph, Noah (2007-04-18). "Ferrari for the Fuzz: UK police receive 612 Scaglietti". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 

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