Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
|Ferrari 612 Scaglietti|
|Designer||Pininfarina under Frank Stephenson|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Grand tourer (S)|
|Body style||2-door 2+2 coupé|
|Layout||Front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive|
|Engine||5.7 L Tipo F133F & H V12 (petrol)|
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)|
|Kerb 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]) is a 2+2 coupé grand tourer produced by Ferrari between 2004 and 2010. 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 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 575 Superamerica. 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 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 gearboxes because the clutch sensor in the transmission could malfunction due to 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.
612 OTO F1- Mid 2008 to 2010 demonstrated a revised second generation 612 similar to revisions Ferrari typically makes during their product life cycles ( i.e. Testarossa to 512TR, 550 to 575, 456GT to 456M etc.). OTO cars signified Ferrari's One to One program where a purchaser could sit down at Ferrari's New York showroom or at the Factory in Italy and special order his car to his exact specifications with personal assistance via Ferrari's Atelier program. OTO cars featured Ferrari's revised 599 dual plate clutch Superfast transmission (2 years before the 599 received it), glass electrochromic roof, steering wheel Mannetino, 20" Challenge wheels and sporty exhaust, Carbon Ceramic brakes etc. The HGT2 package option gave the 612 a sport and suspension package similar to the HGTE package later offered on 599's. OTO cars were therefore, not ordered for inventory and each was custom ordered by customers and generally feature special interiors, options and details coupled with Ferrari's revised performance attributes that make these limited production cars very special. It's said that less than 50 are circulating within the U.S. market.
- Frank Filipponio (Jun 3, 2008). "Ferrari recalls 612 Scaglietti with F1 transmission". Autoblog.
- Lavrinc, Damon (2007-06-23). "60th Anniversary Ferrari 612 Sessanta". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
- "2007 Ferrari 612 Sessanta". Topspeed.com. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
- Nunez, Alex (2006-06-12). "Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Cornes 30th Anniversary Edition - 20 cars, for Japan only". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
- "Ferrari 612 Kappa". Supercars.net. 2004-03-01. Retrieved 2009-11-15.
- Neff, John (2006-01-09). "Detroit Auto Show: Ferrari GG50". Sports.autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
- Joseph, Noah (2007-04-18). "Ferrari for the Fuzz: UK police receive 612 Scaglietti". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
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- Ferrari 612 Scaglietti in police livery for Ferrari's 60th Anniversary relay
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