Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (Type F137) (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.
|Ferrari 612 Scaglietti|
3,025 produced
|Designer||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|
|Engine||5.7 L Tipo F133F/H V12|
|Power output||540 PS (397 kW; 533 hp)|
6-speed F1A electrohydraulic manual
|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)|
- 1 Specifications
- 2 Production
- 3 Recall
- 4 Special models and one-offs
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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.
The 612 Scaglietti shares its engine with the 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 a compression ratio of 11:1 and enables the car to attain a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph) and allows it to accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 4 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, 588 N⋅m (434 lb⋅ft) at 5,250 rpm|
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.
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.
In 2007 Ferrari announced the availability of the SuperFast robotic (F1) gearbox and a new electrochromatic glass roof that could tint and lighten at the push of a button for the 612. In early 2008, at the Geneva Car show, Ferrari unveiled the One-To-One (OTO) personalization program and thereafter the 612 was only available through this special order process. The OTO program took the catalog of options under the existing Carrozzeria Scaglietti Programme a step further. Clients hand-picked a wide variety of options from leather swatches to brake calipers and everything in between. Although the OTO program was launched on the 612 Scaglietti, it was broadened to the entire Ferrari range in due course.
The Ferrari 612 was replaced by the Ferrari FF in 2011.
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.
Special models and one-offsEdit
612 Sessanta (2007)Edit
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.
Only two colour choices were available for the Sessanta, which were:
- 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).
612 GP Berne Edition (2006)Edit
The 612 GP program was in celebration of Ferrari's 40th anniversary in Switzerland and the anniversary of their first Swiss Grand Prix in 1949. The dark grey car - of which 9 were built - featured the HGTC handling package (including carbon-ceramic brakes) bi-colour paint treatment with the 612 Scaglietti's side "scallops" finished in a silver-grey color and color-coded brake calipers. The interior was finished in red with grey trim. The lower dashboard, seat front sections, central tunnel sides, door panels, and lower half of the sports steering wheel all finished in red. A special plaque, imprinted with an outline of the historic Berne track, is mounted on the dash.
It had an MSRP of CHF425,000.
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 Kappa 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.
Ferrari GG50 (2006)Edit
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 Scaglietti, the car was designed by Giugiaro himself and has a fastback coupé body style with a shorter wheelbase than the donor car. The car features folding back seats and a tailgate in order for easy entry and exit of the passengers. The folding back seats also result in increased storage space. The roofline has been designed in a downsloping manner, resulting in more headroom for passengers in the rear seats. Apart from that, the car features a redesigned nose, unique wheels, a 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. The mechanical components are the same as those found in a standard 612.
Police car (2007)Edit
A 612 Scaglietti was provided to the UK police department by Ferrari. Standard equipment included a police color scheme, included the HGTS (Handling GTS package) and Daytona style seats as well as personalized stitching and leather details, yellow rev counter, yellow brake calipers 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.
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